Termites Commonly known as white ants, 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 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 white ants.
Pre Construction Anti Termite Treatment Steps
This treatment is essential for new upcoming residential and non-residential buildings comprises of creating chemical barrier along the building to make it fully safe from termites infiltration & damage and is carried out at the early stage of construction by treating the soil in the foundation trenches, backfill earth and under floors. Final treatment is carried out in the external perimeter of the building or before the plinth protection is laid.
Stage 1: Bottom and sides of Foundation pits
Method: Foundation pits to be treated at the bottom and sides to a height of 30 cms. At the rate of 5 litres of 1% emulsion per square meter.
Stage 2: Refilled Earth
Method: Built up walls to be treated on the both sides at a rate of 7.5 litres of 1% emulsion per square meter.
Stage 3: Top surface of Plinth Filling
Method: Before laying the floor, the plinth wall to be treated at the rate of 5 litres of 1% emulsion per square meter. Wherever pipes and conduits enter the soil inside the area of foundations, loosen the soil for a distance of 150 mm and to a depth of 75 mm and thoroughly drench with PIRAMID.20% EC.
Stage 4: External perimeter
Method: After completion of building, the earth along the external perimeter of building at 7.5 litres of 1% emulsion.
Bayer TC shall be applied at 0.05% a.i concentration ie. 1 Liter of Bayer TC iN 49 Liters of water.
Post Construction Anti Termite Treatment Steps
If you have noticed wood that sounds hollow, mud tubes on exterior walls, any cracked or bubbling paint or frass termite droppings then these are strong indicators that there is termite infestations. Termite infestation is difficult to detect as they work from inside to outside. Termites actually live hundreds of feet below the ground and form huge colonies.
Ridding a home or a commercial building of termites requires special skills. At Chem-Pest during inspection we pin point specific termite attack zones where termites have entered or are likely to enter.
Stage 1:Treatment of Wall and Floor Junctions
Method: Holes at suitable distance are drilled and termiticide solution is injected under pressure to create barriers against termites. Top floors if infested are given the same treatment. The holes on suitably sealed subsequently.
Stage 2: Treatment of Wooden Fixtures
Method: Holes are drilled at the base of wooden fixtures such as winds frames, door frames and termiticide solution is injected. An oil-based termiticide is sprayed on all the wood work infested by the termites. Preventive treatment is carried out on other fixtures which are not infested.
Stage 3: Treatment of Termite Tubes
Method: Termite tubes which are visible will be sprayed and removed and infested area will be treated with termiticide.
Stage 4: Treatment along the external perimeter of the building
Method: Holes are drilled as close as possible to the plinth wall and termiticide is then injected so that it reaches the soil to eliminate the termites present there. Soil Surrounding the building will also be treated.
Bayer TC shall be applied at 1Ltr of Bayer TC in 49Ltr of Kerosene or turpentine oil.