Anti Termite Reticulation Piping system : Termite facts

Did you know that sub-terranean termites can build upto 40 feet high mounds (termite colony). That is like a typical four-storeyed building.

Naturally termites are not a pest and their recycling of wood and other plant matter is of considerable ecological importance. It is only when they get into our house and start damaging its structure and wood; we consider them to be a pest.

Termites are sometimes called “white ants”, though they are not closely related to true ants. Two of the major types of termites are Drywood termites and Sub -terranean termites.

  • Drywood Termites
  • Subterranean Termites

Dry wood termites live in dry, undecided wood like limbs of trees, utility poles, posts, and lumber. Dry wood termites termites do not require a lot of moisture which makes them live in dry places. They do not require constant contact with the soil for their survival like it’s Sub-terranean Cousin.

In a tropical country like India Sub-terranean termites are of more significance as they cause extensive damage. Subterranean termites are social insects which live in colonies in the ground. They build vertical tunnels that look like mud tubes (known as shelter tubes) above ground level in the search of food. Basically any sort of wood can tempt Termites. Wood is made up of Cellulosic material which is the favorite food of Sub-terranean termites. Termites can also damage material of organic origin with cellulosic base such as paper, cardboard, fabric, furniture, etc. However Sub terranean termites are known for their voracious tendencies and can damage even non-cellulosic substances also in search of the food and shelter.

Termite Management

Because subterranean termites will die if exposed to air for an extended period of time, therefore they need constant moisture source for their survival. The mud tunnels provide protection from the open air and direct sunlight, allowing workers to forage for the food. Subterranean termites can form runways in the form of tunnels through cracks in concrete. Therefore even RCC structures are not exempt from these termites.

We are specialist in two types of Termite Pest Control services: (i.e White ants treatment)

The basic purpose of creating a chemical barrier in the soil, along the building is interrupting the runways of termites that root through the termite colony in the soil. An essential component of any termite management programme is treating the floor by injecting extensively along the periphery of the building. Once a continuous barrier is created, they cannot safely return to their central colony nest through the chemically treated soil. It is an established fact that Termites are compelled to return every few days to their central colony nest in the ground to obtain moisture essential for their survival and to feed and groom the nymphs (young termites), the king, queen and other members of the colony.

Thus the successful installation of a chemical barrier into the soil requires lot of expertise and specialized equipment to form a complete and continuous barrier to protect the premises from a termite entry and future infestation.

If you detect a termite shelter tube or any other form of Termite infestation it is better to go for a solution by a professional pest control company than to handle it on your own.