Termite Control

termite1Termites are an insect species that consume wood and other cellulose materials. Although some structures are more prone to termite attack every house is susceptible to potential termite invasion. Many homeowners worry about fire or flooding, but termite damage is actually much more common.

Even if your home is built primarily of brick or stone, you can still find yourself with a termite problem, because structural supports as well as other building components are constructed of wood and other cellulose containing materials.

Over time, termite damage can become significant. Termite damage weakens wood which can eventually lead to costly repairs and structural failure.

The traditional method of controlling subterranean termites was to apply a liquid pesticide, known as a termiticide, to the soil. This chemical treatment relied on the application of a chemical barrier around and beneath the structure designed to block all possible routes of termite entry. Any termites attempting to penetrate through the treated soil were either killed or repelled.

Controlling Termites – Liquid barrier termite treatments

pre-constructionHomes and other buildings can be pretreated to protect them against termite attack at the time of construction. All exposed wood can be treated easily with Timber, it will last the life of the wood.

For outside basement walls (where the footing is deep) we apply the chemical by injecting it along the foundation. They inject it thru a hollow rod attached at the end of the hose in place of a soil nozzle. This technique is called rodding. The result is a continuous chemical barrier from footing to surface.

Kalinga Pest Control Termite Treatment:

post-constructionA thorough inspection is the first and most important step. Calling in a professional pest control service may be necessary, as their experience can locate the specific areas in your structure where termite attack is likely to occur.

Basement construction may require treatment which injects termiticides into the soil through holes drilled in the basement floor at regular intervals.

Crawl space treatment also involves trenching or rodding soil along the foundation walls and around piers and pipes, then applying termiticides to the soil.