Calling for an expert for pest control services is the first thing you do after panicking during an infestation. However, unfortunately by the time you’ve encountered an infestation, the damage is already done.
Termites are probably one of the most destructive bugs that you could find in your residential or commercial areas. Usually hard to locate, termites may be hiding under the soil or inside your wooden furniture. But you may not notice termite infestation easily unless the damage to your property is already done. We usually only notice them when we see the damage like rotten wood, wood powder or something suspicious and call an expert for termite control services.
Termites usually thrive in wood such as a partial or full dead tree, furniture in the garden or home, under the walls, in the garbage of old unused furniture and other similar places. There are various types of termites; some like to thrive in wood and others may be hiding under the soil. Irrespective of the type, they are destructive and they can cause damage faster than you may think.
Ideally, the best way to control termite infestation in India would be to call a professional and get the property investigated for any kind of termite outbreak, but if you are among those who like to handle it themselves, here are some tips and symptoms that might be handy to you.
There are various phases of termite infestation. The termite checks and treatment done prior to building the house is called the pre-termite treatment and the one done after a good amount of time after building the house is called the post-termite treatment.
Termites form a layer on the wood. Sometimes you would also notice mud like pattern as if it has been made intentionally on the walls. When you touch that pattern, you will see it’s very thin and that’s the symptom of termite infestation on your walls.
Mud tunnels that you can see easily can also help you find termite infestation in your house. Mud tunnels are built and used by termites and you can find these tunnels when there is moisture. Termites need food and water and this tunnel is like a bridge that connects food with the water. Termites mostly eat wood and need moisture as in the source of water to survive. You should search for symptoms in areas that are moist and also seal such leakages as a precaution.
Swarmers can also help you find infestation because during the summer, you can see swarmers flying around light bulbs or tubes and when you see them, chances are you have termite nests somewhere on your property. Swarmers are adult termites and they come out when there is not enough space in the nest they used to hide.
You may notice a small little hole in your wooden materials as if it has been drilled - this is a symptom of termite infestation. Sometime in the night, you may also notice the sound of wood biting, that’s another symptom. Similarly when you see piles of tiny little wings of swarmers, you know there are termite infestations somewhere inside or outside of your house.
So now when you have found a few symptoms, you should talk to an expert who can investigate properly and suggest remedies and treatments depending on the kind termite of infestation you may have in your house.
Termite control companies are widely available across the span.
Pest control expert uses various techniques to remove termite such as;
• Spraying the surface
• Drilling and Vacuuming the infested area
• Filling with Termiticides and so on
• They can also create customized solutions for termite treatments at your property. Hence it should be left to them because they know the drill better.
Loss from a termite infestation is not covered under any insurance, but it still endangers large amount of costs. Termites are called the ‘silent killers’ because they can weaken the structure - be it concrete or wood, by eating out the cavity and leaving behind a thin layer of mud. Termites are clever enough to hide, and this causes a delay in detecting the termite infestation. Hence, make a point to keep regular checks and call for professional pest control services.