Termites Prevention Tips.

How Can You Prevent Termites from Wrecking Your Home?
Termite control is a 2 section procedure: preventing termites from going into your home and controlling spotted termite colonies.

Ways to help prevent termites from wrecking your home are:

Having regular, normally once a year, termite inspections from a trained specialist.

Working with your pest control specialist to diagnose the situations in your home, such as many trapped water and wood touching the ground, which is favourable to
termite infestation.

Checking on what preventative termite treatments, direct wood treatment, bait and monitoring systems, etc. will work the besst depending on your home’s construction
and indication of infestation in your home.

What Can You Do To Prevent Subterranean Termite Infestations?

Remove Access
Close gaps around water pipes which they can get into your home to help get rid of entry points.

Wood touching the soil is a typical access point for subterranean termites trying to get into your home. Try to remove wood touching the soil if you can.
You can also treat the wood with termiticide to prevent termites from consuming them.

Reduce Food Sources
Dispose away extra items with cellulose. Change landscaping mulch with cellulose-free items or shift it back at least
six inches from your foundation.

Reduce Excess Moisture
Ensure there is not trapped water anywhere around your home.

Repair leaking water pipes, stucked gutters and air conditioner condensation pipes that may be dripping.

Spot for Activity and Adopt Prevention Measures

Talk to your pest control specialist to provide prevention techniques around your home, which invovles monitoring stations, liquid treatment or direct wood
treatment. Monitoring stations do not cause any disruption as they can only show signs of activity but they can not give any cover against
infestations. Proactive treatment can give cover to your home against future infestations.

What Can You Do To Prevent Drywood Termite Infestations?

Take Away Access
Drywood termites can go into your home through small cracks in the wall. Cover all cracks and crevices to stop termites from coming in.
Ways to cut down access are, coating a new layer of paint on crevices in wood to close the gap, putting insect screens over top of your house and undgerground vents.

Reduce Food Sources
Clear away rotting trees, and any other dead wood that drywood termites can infest.
Monitor for Activity and Adopt Prevention Techniques

Inspect lumber:
Wood shingles make comfortable entries for drywood termites. Take note of signs of drywood termites around places with wood shingles. Ask your termite specialist
about different treatment ways that can help cover your home from termites.

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Dry Wood Termites Singapore

Unlike other termites, drywood termites don’t have anything to do with dirt. Instead, they are homebodies, setting up house in wood.
As there is no worker division, immatures and nymphs get stuck with all the work.

Drywood termites swarm and then find cracks or knotholes in wood with potential for a cool pad. They start by gnawing a small tunnel, then close it, excavate a chamber, and mate. Yet they may stay dormant for nearly a year and work on their relationship instead.
Or, they can lay up to 5 eggs, 20 nymphs and 1 soldier.

By the end of the second year the colony may have grown to 6-40 nymphs and 1 soldier; by the third year there may be 40-165 individuals, and by the fourth year the
population explodes to 70-700. By this time, swarmers may have developed. They swarm in dozens or sometimes even hundreds – not a welcome sight.

Drywood termites can chew through support beams, floors and walls, causing expensive home repairs. In fact, drywood termites and other termite species cause a
collective $5 billion in property damage each year.

Drywood termites control treatment method includes pumping foam into the wood, the foam expands up to 30 times its initial size. This pushes the foam through every corridor of the nest and makes it impossible for termites to escape.

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