Subterranean Termites (white ants) live in underground colonies from where they infiltrate into buildings through tiny cracks and crevices in the foundation and the floor. Once they gain entry, they work quickly and silently, moving surreptitiously in their mud shelter tubes and destroy woodwork, furniture, paper products and for that matter any article having a cellulose base. Highly scientific methods, specialized equipment and trained personnel are required to control the infestation. Hence we recommend the following control measures:
Mode of Treatment :
1) Drilling holes at the junction of the walls and the floor and pumping chemicals through these holes wherever necessary. The drilling holes are effectively sealed thereafter.
2) Injecting termiticide into the affected portions of the woodwork, if any.
3) Application of a blanket spray wherever necessary
4) It may be kindly noted that all movable articles need to be shifted to leave at least 2 ft. clear space from the walls so as to facilitate treatment along the junction of walls and floor, specially, in the vicinity of infestation.
These measures will be supplemented by our six monthly checkup visits for inspection and treatments , if necessary.
Warranty Period : 1 Year
These specifications have been formulated for all types of structures with R C C foundations or with load bearing walled foundations. The principle of the treatment is to create a chemical barrier below and around the building so as to deny entry to termites into the building. The stages of the treatment are mentioned below :
- Stage 1 : Treatment to wall and floor junction :
Holes of 10mm dia 30 cms apart will be drilled along the inner junction of wall and floor in the entire building premises. Chemical emulsion will be injected under pressure into these holes to create a barrier against termites. If the building is on stilts, holes are drilled along the column sides at ground level.
Stage 2 : Treatment to soil under floor
If the cracks are noticed on the floor because of construction joints, expansion joints or shrinkage, the soil below floor needs to be treated. Holes of 10mm dia 30 cms apart will be drilled along the cracks only and chemical emulsion will be injected.
Stage 3 : Treatments to wooden fixtures
Holes of 10mm dia will be drilled at the base of wooden members such as window frames, door frames, inset in the flooring and chemical emulsion will be injected. This treatment will be done on all floors (except basement/terrace). An oil based chemical will be sprayed on all the woodwork infested by termites within the premises.
- Stage 4 : Treatment to termites tubes
Visible shelter mud tubes will be removed and the infested area treated with our chemical emulsion.
Stage 5: Treatments along the external perimeter of the building
Trenching or drilling holes along the external walls of the building (similar to stage – 1 specification) will be carried out to create a chemical barrier around the building.All the drilled holes will be sealed and made good using chalk and white cement. The chemicals are the recommended chemicals for termite control in building by I S code 6313(part III) 1981
Note : A check up visit will be carried out once in six month by our technician for the entire 5 year period
Warranty Period : 5 Years