In our previous post, we talked about how fast termites can damage your home.
We discussed that it’s not the rate on which termites can eat away your home that’s dangerous but the fact that the damage termite infestation cause can go undetected for years.
At this point, you’re probably thinking about calling a pest control specialist to check your home for possible infestation and prevent damage while in its early stages. You’ll never know, a wooden structure that looks solid and sturdy on the outside is almost hollowed on the inside.
The first step in the process is a comprehensive inspection and while pest exterminators will handle everything, it pays to know what happens in the treatment as it will allow you to figure out how you can assist them along the way.
So, in this article, we are walking you through the step-by-step process in the termite treatment services we provide in Singapore.
Step 1: Inspection
Inspection is key to detecting termites in your home. Having years of experience, our pest specialists are trained to identify sites of termite activity in your property and locate points of entry to its structure. Some of the signs we’re looking for include:
- Discarded wings
- Mud tunnels
- Blistered paint; and
- Hollowed-out wood
Besides looking out for these physical signs, we also identify the extent of the infestation. We use monitoring stations and thermal scanners to detect any termite activities, and identify the types of termites infesting your home. It may take about two hours to complete the inspection.
Step 2: Termite Baiting
If the presence of termites is confirmed, we will then proceed with termite baiting—a process that, although slow, is effective in treating termites.
The baits typically consist of paper, cardboard or other acceptable food sources that are laced with a slow-acting poison. They are used to target worker termites, which when ingested, can kill them in about 1-2 months, thus leaving the rest of the colony—the queen, reproductives, and soldiers—starving and dying.
Step 3: Execution
In addition to termite baiting, our termite treatment plan also involves mechanical control measures followed by the application of premium NEA-certified and approved pesticides.
We also conduct termite soil treatment to form a chemical barrier around and under your property in order to repel or kill termites attempting to access through the soil. We guarantee you that the chemicals we use are non-carcinogenic, eco-friendly, and safe.
Step. 4: Post-Treatment
Termites, like any other pests, can infest your home again. After a successful termite treatment, our pest control specialists will work alongside you to develop a preventive termite control plan in order to monitor and prevent a possible infestation that may happen again in the future.
We can help you schedule year-round maintenance wherein our pest control specialists will conduct follow-up visits to make sure your property is clear of infestation. We will document the progress and potential issues as they happen, so we can immediately provide you with the right solution for your home.
Don’t delay a termite inspection. If you’re worried about having termites in your home, get in touch with one of our pest specialists today!
Contact us at +65 6280 0777 or visit our website