About Termite Control
Did you know that sub-terranean termites can build upto 40 feet high mounds (termite
colony). That is like a typical four-storeyed building.
Naturally termites are not a pest and their recycling of wood and other plant matter is of
considerable ecological importance. It is only when they get into our house and start
damaging its structure and wood; we consider them to be a pest.
Termites are sometimes called "white ants", though they are not closely related to true ants.
Two of the major types of termites are Drywood termites and Sub -terranean termites.
Drywood termites live in dry, undecayed wood like limbs of trees, utility poles, posts, and
lumber. Dry wood termites termites do not require a lot of moisture which makes them live in
dry places. They do not require constant contact with the soil for their survival like it's Sub-
In a tropical country like India Sub-terranean termites are of more significance as they cause
extensive damage. Subterranean termites are social insects which live in colonies in the
ground. They build vertical tunnels that look like mud tubes (known as shelter tubes) above
ground level in the search of food. Wood is made up of Cellulosic material which is the
favorite food of Sub-terranean termites. Termites can also damage material of organic origin
with cellulosic base such as paper, cardboard, fabric, furniture, etc. However Sub terranean
termites are known for their voracious tendencies and can damage even non-cellulosic
substances also in search of the food and shelter.
Because subterranean termites will die if exposed to air for an extended period of time,
therefore they need constant moisture source for their survival. The mud tunnels provide
protection from the open air and direct sunlight, allowing workers to forage for the food.
Subterranean termites can form runways in the form of tunnels through cracks in concrete.
Therefore even RCC structures are not exempt from these termites.
We are specialist in two types of Termite Pest Control services: (i.e White ants treatment)
Pre-construction Anti-Termite Treatment
Post-construction Anti-Termite Treatment
The basic purpose of creating a chemical barrier in the soil, along the building is
interrupting the runways of termites that root through the termite colony in the soil. An
essential component of any termite management programme is treating the floor by injecting
extensively along the periphery of the building. Once a continuous barrier is created, they
cannot safely return to their central colony nest through the chemically treated soil. It is an
established fact that Termites are compelled to return every few days to their central colony
nest in the ground to obtain moisture essential for their survival and to feed and groom the
nymphs (young termites), the king, queen and other members of the colony.
Thus the successful installation of a chemical barrier into the soil requires lot of expertise and
specialized equipment to form a complete and continuous barrier to protect the premises from
a termite entry and future infestation.
If you detect a termite shelter tube or any other form of Termite infestation it is better to go
for a solution by a professional pest control company than to handle it on your own.
Damp walls and Roof or plumbing leaks can allow termites to survive above ground in a
house. These should be corrected as soon as possible. Subterranean termites are capable of
building a temporary nest (Satellite colony) in a ceiling or wall cavity where there is a regular
moisture source, say from a leaking shower, broken roof tiles, faulty masonry or plumbing.
In the case of sever termite infestations in wood, it is advisable that the wood which is
beyond repair, should be discarded least the healthy wood gets cross infested. It is a fact that
termites damage commercial boards (like cupboards, almirah, wardrobes, wooden cabinets,
wall wooden panelling etc.) more rapidly as compared to solid wood like chokaths (door and
Plaster of Paris (POP)
on the walls and ceilings is commonly damaged by termites as it is
made of cellulose. All cellulosic materials are favorite foods of termites like wood, paper,
cardboard, fabric, Plaster of Paris etc. Formation of mud shelter tubes on the POP plastered
walls is a common sight in modern houses.
Wood combined with plaster of paris is a lethal combination as it attracts termites due to
moisture retention, sometimes it becomes a tough job even for a professional to control
termites in POP plastered walls and ceilings , as termites form a non detectable cavity
between plaster and walls.
Home owner's fetish for wooden flooring in modern houses is another factor which makes
the houses vulnerable to termites infestation. Since the wooden flooring is directly in contact
with the floor , therefore they are an easy target of termites. Treating termites in the wooden
flooring needs special expertise and equipment. Remember, a combination of right pesticides
along with the right application method and skilled workmanship yields long term control.
Treatment and Cost
Treatment cost for sub-
terranean termites can be decided only after physically inspecting the premise as termite
treatment cost is based on method of treatment, severity of infestation, structural factors, size
of the house and the extent of damage. Just call our technical staff to get your premises
thoroughly inspected free of cost. We offer our free termite inspection .
Contract with our professional pest and termite control company to periodically inspect your
home. This will help detect termite activity and allow for an early and proper
action.Unfortunately, many people discover they have termites too late when the damage is
already done.Termite treatments are usually costly and additional repairs can be very
To control the termites in any premises the following two options/methods are available for
our Clients. You can choose the cheaper termite treatment or the one which is more
expensive. Regardless of the treatment cost, both methods have prove to be the most effective
One Year Anti-Termite Maintenance Contract:
One-year maintenance contract with regular check-up.
Two Years Termite -Proofing Contract:
Enter into a TWO Years contract for your entire Premise with an extensive treatment with