Termites and Termite ControL
Our Treatment Process
This treatment requires professional help from our teams to treat infestation of termites etc. Every structure or property is analyzed differently and should be treated with the best possible solution for the specific problem by drilling of 20 mm holes +- 1 meter apart from the outside wall into the foundation of the house/building where the soil is compacted underneath the foundation. After this process is completed the holes will be closed with plugs or cement so that there is no outer effect such as rain water that can influence the pesticide that is injected.
More About Termites
All homes, regardless of their construction type, can become a source of food for termites. If any type of wood is present, the termites alert the rest of the colony and the feeding frenzy begins.
Here in Gauteng we get mostly 2 types of termites. Subterranean termites and harvester termites.
Subterranean Termites unlike dry wood termites are mostly found below the surface. A subterranean colony can have up to 2 million termites. All termites consume cellulose-based plant materials. All homes, regardless of their construction type, can provide cellulose food for termite infestation. If any form of wood source is found, the termites alert the rest of the colony and the feeding frenzy begins. Subterranean Termites are difficult to detect in most cases, as they consume wood from the inside of skirtings, wendy houses, wooden floors, furniture that contains cellulose and moist, and you only discover the damage after most of the wood is already destroyed. They build distinctive “Mud Tubes” to gain access to food sources and to protect themselves from open air. They can build tunnels through cracks in concrete.
Harvester termites mostly attack your lawn and sometimes your garden as well. They make nests inside the soil and then make small holes coming out of the soil. They normally come out during mid-day to chop off pieces of your grass and take it into the nests. Harvesters can also be found in your foundation but are less common than subterranean termites
Damp wood Termites do not usually make contact with soil. They do not make tunnels like subterranean termites. They often eat across the grain of the wood. They normally consume decayed wood.
Dry wood Termites are mostly found inside dried out wood burrows, timbers. They do not build distinctive mud but rather infest dry wood and do not require contact with soil.