Subterranean Termites: Your Hidden Enemy, Commonly known as "white ants". Termites feed on wood and serve an important Function in nature by converting dead trees into organic matter. Unfortunately, the wood in buildings is equally appetizing to termites and they cause serious damage to residential and commercial buildings. Termites destroy valuable property, documents, furniture and furnishings anything that contains cellulose, silently and swiftly, before you even become aware of the damage done. Termites infest and breed underground, in the soil. They crawl up through the minute cracks and crevices in the foundation and the walls of your building. As they march forward, they build mud tube channels to provide themselves with darkness and higher humidity which they require to survive. When you notice such marks on your walls you get an indication that your house is under attack by the "White Ants".
Subterranean termite infestations can go undetected for years, hidden behind walls, floor coverings, and other obstructions. Over time, significant damage can result. The small size, cryptic nature, and tenacious foraging habits of these insects also pose a formidable challenge to control efforts.
We also assure that the service rendered by us along with the care taken for pest management would surely meet the higher end of your satisfaction at all times.
Pre-Construction Anti-Termite Treatment
Key Benefits of Soil Treatment :
Method of Treatment
When you enter into a ten years contract for your entire under constructive building, our method of treatment consists of chemical treatment of the following areas:
1. The soil around the foundation of your building (External Treatment).
Soil (External Treatment): A toxic chemical barrier is created between the termites in the soil and the building that has to be protected. This is achieved in the following manner:
If there exists a concrete cover or masonry apron around the walls of your building, holes are made as close as possible to the plinth wall about 300mm (1ft) apart from each other. Insecticide is then poured, so that it reaches the soil to eliminate the termites present there and to stop them from re-infesting. If your building is on pillars, the holes are made around the pillars and insecticide poured into the soil. If there is loose earth around the walls of your building, trenches of a shovel width are dug, exposing the external surfaces of the foundation wall up to a depth of 500 mm from the ground level. While re-filling the trenches, the dug up earth is returned in layers & insecticide is sprayed over the back fill earth.
2. The base of the masonry walls (Internal Treatment).
The Base of the Masonry Walls (Internal Treatment): The internal treatment of base of masonry walls and treatment of wood work is carried out as per the one-year maintenance contract mentioned earlier. Termites, which originate from the soil, are controlled effectively when your building is treated at the ground level as per the above mentioned method. But, as an additional precaution, the outer walls on the first floor are also subjected to the masonry drilling treatment. Above the first floor, the drilling operation is carried out only in areas infested by termites.
3. All vulnerable wooden portions of the building.
Vulnerable Wooden Portions of the Building: Further, on all floors, wood work like doors and windows, which are highly susceptible to termite attack are also protected by treating them. Spot treatment of spraying on infested areas in the walls and ceiling is also carried out. On completion of the initial treatment, about 80% of the termites are eliminated from your building. The remaining which is hidden in the walls is eliminated within six months, during the check up visits of our supervisor. In remote cases, it may even take one years to eradicate the termites.
We shall put a board at your construction site which will simply say that the termite control treatment of your building has been done by Chennai Pest Consultant. In case of comprehensive anti-termite treatment of the entire under constructed building, we give a warranty period. Any re-infestation of termites during the warranty period is treated without any extra charge.
Check Up Visit:
After the initial major treatment, our supervisor will visit your premises for a check up once in every quarter for a year. Intimation will be given in advance by post or over phone call about the time of arrival of our supervisor. The check up visit is to find out whether there has been any re-infestation of termites. Necessary treatment will be carried out in case of any re-infestation, at No Extra Cost. You can call on us whenever there is a re-appearance of termites during the contract period for the benefit of doubt.
Certain termite species if left uncontrolled can cause a severe amount of damage to a building in a short amount of time. If you find termites in or around your property, it is essential that you do NOT disturb them and promptly contact to us for free inspection of the property and take advice on the protective measures available.
Post-Construction Anti-Termite Treatment
Prevention is always better that cure. Ideally a building should be treated before it is constructed. Spraying of termite resistant chemicals such as Creosote (black chemical), Wood Guard products does not prevent termites. The chemical is hardly absorbed by the wood. Even so called termite resistant plywood can be damaged by termites. Termites can only be prevented by creating a chemical barrier as shown below. If you are going to change the flooring please call us.
To get rid of termites from your premises the following options are available to you:
1. Annual Maintenance Contract
Enter into a one-year maintenance contract with us for your premises only. ( No warranty will exist on termite attack, only killing the live termites on periodical intervals )
2. Five Years Warranty Contract
Enter into a five years comprehensive anti-termite treatment contract with us for your entire existing building and avail of a five years warranty against termites attack.
Mode of Treatment: To control these termites, we establish a continuous insecticide barrier between the termite colony and wood in a building. In an existing building termite control treatments involves the following produces;
Our treatment is backed by a FIVE YEARS SERVICE WARRANTY. In the event of any unlikely re-infestation of the termites, we shall carry out necessary treatment to ensure the premises free from termites at no extra cost.
Pests are everywhere and they are capable of wrecking the entire household. It is very important for every home to make sure that they live in a hygienic and disease-free environment. To ensure this, one needs to pave way for a pest-free home. It is highly advised that every household gets a pest control service done at least once in three months.
We offers pest control services and our highly trained professionals, who make a thorough and complete inspection of the site both before and after the service has been rendered. We develop an integrated pest management program that includes a detailed plan-of-action and a schedule of the various treatments to be rendered.