Termites which look similar to ants in appearance to ants are also known as white ants. Termites are insects which are 2.5 cms in length, with wings and straight bodies. There are four classifications including the king, queen, soldier, and worker termites. Termite nests are found in dead tree stumps, live trees, wooden structures etc. They consume food and plant fibres.
A. Importance of termite inspections
As termites destroy the wood in your homes and furniture, the importance of termite inspections cannot be underestimated.
B. Role of certified exterminators
Certified exterminators are technical experts who can rapidly detect and implement measures for removing all signs of termite infestation. They will also implement preventive measures to prevent any future infestations.
Comprehensive Inspection Expertise
Certified exterminators have complete knowledge about undertaking comprehensive surveys of termite infested houses along with expert techniques to inspect and detect the presence of termites under the wood in your home.
A. Extensive knowledge of termite behaviour and habitats
As certified pest control experts, they are aware of all aspects of termites, their behaviour and habitat which makes them perfectly qualified to exterminate termite infestations.
B. Identification of termite species
There are almost 2,750 species of termites distributed around the world. In addition, there are different groups according to the functions they perform which has been described in the above section.
C. Assessment of structural vulnerabilities
Certified exterminators minutely examine all the structural vulnerabilities in the wooden frame of your house, your doors and windows, your deck and wooden furniture to assess the extent of the infestation.
Early Detection and Prevention
A. Subterranean termite detection
Termites build their mud holes under the ground. They look at rounded structures running along the ground to the starting point of the wooden frame. This is an early indication of termite infestation.
Identification of mud tubes and tunnels
These subterranean mud tubes look like rounded tubes and provide a pathway for the worker and swarmer population of termites to travel to the wooden parts of your home.
Evaluation of soil conditions and moisture levels
Pest control experts evaluate the moisture and soil conditions as, termites flourish in moist conditions. This is a key step in identifying termite infestations.
B. Drywood termite detection
Examination of wood damage and frass
Termites cause wood damage as they consume different types of wood. The digested residue of wood is known as frass.
Identification of swarmers and their discarded wings
Swarmers are winged termites which exist mainly for reproductive purposes. There are both male and female swarmers which reproduce termite populations. Male swarmers discard their wings when they spot a female termite to mate with. They form a distinctive train and build a nest to rear their young.
Accurate Assessment of Infestation Levels
A. Evaluation of termite activity and colonies
For evaluation of the termite activity and their colonies, expert technicians press the surface of the wood where they see frass or hexagonal droppings where they push out the wood. If the wood depresses to reveal termite colonies under their finger. Otherwise, they may spot cardboard-like excreta which is known as carton in places where the termites infest.
B. Determination of the extent of damage
You can access the extent of termite damage from swollen floors and ceilings, buckling wood and by detecting visible mazes in your home and furniture. There is also a distinct smell of mould or mildew.
C. Estimation of potential risks and threats
- Discoloured or drooping drywall
- Peeling paint resembling water damage
- Hollow walls and small, pinhole damage in the walls
- Buckling wood or laminate board floor
- Excessively squeaky floorboards
Tailored Treatment Solutions
Fumigation and treating the soil around your house with insecticides help to get rid of termites.
A. Customized treatment plans based on inspection findings
These include injected wood, injected sprays and foams and calling in a professional exterminator like Pest Control Bayswater ensure customised treatment plans based on the findings of the technical experts.
B. Selection of appropriate termite control methods
Depending on the conditions of termite infestation in your home, pest control experts will select and use the appropriate termite control methods to exterminate the termite infestation.
C. Recommendations for preventive measures
- Eliminate and reduce the moisture around your home
- Fix leaky faucet and taps
- Repair all rotting wooden fixtures and rotted roof shingles.
- Replace all loose mortar and weather stripping around the foundation and windows.
Advanced Tools and Techniques
A. Utilization of specialized inspection equipment
There is specialised equipment like the non-intrusive, remote thermal sensor which is laser-guided etc. which help in accurately spotting and eliminating termite populations.
B. Application of modern technologies for detection
Modern technology enables pest control experts to detect termite infestations beneath wood in a non-intrusive manner like Borescope and thermal lasers to detect termites without damaging the wood.
C. Non-invasive inspection methods (e.g., thermal imaging)
Thermal imaging has already been mentioned in the previous section as one of the non-intrusive methods to detect termite presence in your home.
Professional Experience and Training
A. Expertise of certified exterminators
Termite exterminators hold professional qualifications and certifications in termite elimination methods and have knowledge of the best insecticides and termiticides to get rid of termites.
B. Continuous education and staying up-to-date with industry advancements
Termite exterminators like Pest Control Bayswater stay up-to-date with all the latest industry advancements and also educate themselves with the upgraded industry advancements and tools in termite elimination and control.
C. Experience in dealing with various termite infestation scenarios
They have experience with dealing with termite infestation situations including different levels of termite infestations and different species.
Professional termite exterminators provide peace of mind for homeowners, assurance of a thorough and reliable inspection, confidence in the accuracy of the assessment and professional guidance for long-term termite control.
Using professional pest control services ensures time and cost savings for home owners. Early detection prevents extensive damage and timely treatment reduces repair expenses. By using professional pest control services results in long-term cost savings through effective prevention.
Make sure that you use certified exterminators who know their job, perform the extermination at a reasonable cost and also ensure that a thorough job is done. Pest Control Bayswater is one such well-known, local termite exterminator whose services will prove valuable.
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