There are three main groups of termites that can affect your home:
subterranean, drywood, and dampwood termites.
Subterranean Termite Treatment
Named after their preference to build their nests underground, subterranean termites often enter the home from areas where wood comes in contact with the ground, by squeezing through cracks as small as a business card or by using the mud tubes they construct to travel from their below ground colonies to infest wood in your home
1) WOOD TREATMENT (Existing & New Build in Cabinet)
Treatment to be done to the existing cabinet. We will drill a 5mm hole on the back & base plate of the existing cabinet. We will then inject a special nozzle into the hole and treat using foam base termicide. Treatment will be carried out with foam base coatings to enable the chemical to flow up and penetrate the plate of the cabinet.
For the new cabinet, we will apply the foam base treatment directly on the base and wall plate of the cabinet. This treatment would normally be done at the carpentry workshop and will be left to dry, undisturbed for 24 or 36 hours prior to the installation at your house.
This termicide will exterminate all active termites in the wooden structure and prevent damage by termites or other wood boring insects. This treatment acts as a wood protectant and enhance the life of the existing base and back plate of the cabinet and has a breakdown effect for 5 years. In the event that future intrusion of Termites are detected, the termite will get agitated and disoriented with the treated wood. This will eventually lead to their elimination.
2) WOOD TREATMENT (Parquet Flooring)
Treatment to be done for the existing parquet flooring. Ensure that all decapitated woods should be change to new woods before treatment is done. We will treat using foam base termicide to the new and existing parquet flooring. Treatment will be carried out with foam base coatings to enable the chemical to penetrate the timber. This termicide will exterminate all active termites in the wooden structure and prevent damage by termites or other wood boring insects. After treatment has been done, leave to dry for approximately 24 – 36 hours before Contractor can proceed applying the lacquer (if any).
3) SOIL TREATMENT
Soil Treatment is the most effective and cost-efficient form of subterranean termite prevention. The process involves treating the soil beneath the entire building, during the pre-construction stage with repellant or non-repellant termiticide.
After treatment, a polythene sheet will be applied and the Contractor will then lay the lean concrete over the treated area immediately. This treatment comes with a 5 year warranty and this can only be done directly to the soil.
4) CORRECTIVE TREATMENT
This is the process where we will core 16mm diameter holes at 450 mm intervals and 150mm distance from the external and internal walls along the concrete perimeter wall and concrete perimeter wall and concrete partitions of the property. Liquid Termiticide will then be injected into the soil through the drilled hole for which we will seal off the holes with cement. This procedure is only applicable to pre construction to existing slab and it comes with a 5 Year warranty from date of treatment.