Termites and its Problems:
Termites are an insect species that, consume wood and other cellulose materials. Although some structures are more prone to termite attack every house is susceptible to potential termite invasion. Many homeowners worry about fire or flooding, but termite damage is actually much more common and needs for Termite Control or Termite Management.
Types of Termites:
There are about 45 different kinds of species of termites found in India. All of them can be divided into three Main Types such as –1. subterranean, 2. Drywood or 3. Dampwood. Each species has unique biology and behavior that, impact what part of the country they live in, where they build their nests and their likelihood to damage homes.
1. Subterranean Termites:
Subterranean Termites belong to the family Rhinotermitidae. This species lives in the soil and builds the largest nests of any insect in the U.S. These nests are connected via mud tubes to food sources, such as trees, fence posts and structural timbers in houses. Subterranean termites, which can live in every U.S. state except Alaska, are responsible for the majority of termite damage in this country.
- Arid-Land subterranean termites
- Desert Subterranean Termite
- Distribution of the Subterranean Termite
- Formosan Termites
- Eastern Subterranean Termites
- Dark Southeastern Subterranean Termite
- Western Subterranean Termites
2. Drywood Termites:
Drywood Termites belong to the family Kalotermitidae and typically live in wood, such as dead trees, structural timbers or hardwood floors. Unlike subterranean termites, drywood termites do not require contact with soil. Some drywood termite species can cause significant damage to homes. However, drywood termite colonies tend to be smaller than subterranean termite colonies, so they typically cause damage at a slower rate than subterranean termites.
- Tropical Rough-headed Drywood Termite
- Tropical Smooth-headed Drywood Termite
- Western Drywood Termites
- Southeastern Drywood Termite
3. Dampwood Termites:
Dampwood Termites belong to the families Kalotermitidae and Hodotermitidae and live in wood with high moisture content. Most dampwood termites do not require contact with the soil. Dampwood termites are rarely found in homes or other man-made structures, since wood in these structures typically does not have enough moisture.
- Dampwood Termites
- Desert Dampwood termites
- Florida dampwood termites
- Nevada dampwood termites
- Pacific dampwood termites
Types of Termite Management by KPC:
- Residential Termite Management.
- Commercial Termite Management.
Even if your home is built primarily of brick or stone, you can still find yourself with a termite problem, because structural supports as well as other building components are constructed of wood and other cellulose containing materials. Over time, termite damage can become significant. Termite damage weakens wood which can eventually lead to costly repairs and structural failure. Kalinga Pest Control provides high quality services on Termite Management and Termite Treatment.
Termite Management by KPC:
A thorough inspection is the first and most important step. Calling in a professional pest control service may be necessary, as their experience can locate the specific areas in your structure where termite attack is likely to occur. Basement construction may require treatment which injects termiticides into the soil through holes drilled in the basement floor at regular intervals.
How Does We Work on Termite Management?
Our experienced technicians use the thermal detection to locate termites in the woodwork, brick or masonry without causing any damage to the structure. They treat the infestation by utilizing new generation chemicals that are designed to control all termites. The team provides a basic clean up after completion of the job. We also provide pre and post-construction service against subterranean termites.
Our Work Features on Termite Management:
- We use a special and exclusive technology called Zero-Termite to detect termites using thermal imaging process.
- We offer free re-treatment in case of resurgence of infestation.
- Termiseal is minimally invasive as nominal drilling is required.
- All chemicals used are govt. registered & approved.
Termite Management by LBT treatments:
The traditional method of controlling subterranean termites was to apply a liquid pesticide, known as a termiticide, to the soil. This chemical treatment relied on the application of a chemical barrier around and beneath the structure designed to block all possible routes of termite entry. Any termites attempting to penetrate through the treated soil were either killed or repelled.
Homes and other buildings can be retreated to protect them against termite attack at the time of construction. All exposed wood can be treated easily with Timber, it will last the life of the wood.
For outside basement walls (where the footing is deep) we apply the chemical by injecting it along the foundation. They inject it thru a hollow rod attached at the end of the hose in place of a soil nozzle. This technique is called rodding. The result is a continuous chemical barrier from footing to surface.
Crawl space treatment also involves trenching or rodding soil along the foundation walls and around piers and pipes, then applying termiticides to the soil.
KPC Service Offerings on Termite Control:
- Pre-construction service – 05 years warranty from the date of commencement of treatment.
- Post-construction service – 2 years contract with initial treatment and regular checkup. Free repeat treatment if necessary within the contract period.
- 2 year contract available at discounted price.