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January 01, 1970

An anti-termite treatment is done to keep wooden structures in your home safe from termites.

During an anti-termite treatment, the soil below the home and around the foundation is treated with an anti-termite chemical or insecticide. This eliminates existing termite colonies and also prevents them from forming colonies later. Let’s take a look at why termite-control is essential in the construction of your home, and how to do it.

Why is termite control important:

Termites are a menace to wooden structures. If they get into your home they can cause serious harm to your furniture, fixtures, and other components of your home. If termite-control is not done pre-construction, they can form a colony under your house which can lead to more damage over the years.

There are a couple of termite control chemicals that have been recommended by the Bureau of Indian Standard under ISI specifications:

i)  Clorpyrifos 20% EC

ii) Imidacloprid 30.5% SC

Pre-construction and post-construction anti-termite treatment:

Pre-construction anti-termite treatment is done by injecting liquid anti-termite chemicals into the soil, the foundation, and surrounding areas. For post-construction anti-termite treatment, the sides of walls and the bottom areas are treated with termiticide. The surrounding soil must be dug and treated, thus creating a termite resistant barrier along with the house.

Here are the steps to effective anti-termite treatment:

  1. Inspection: Thoroughly check and mark areas which you need to treat with anti-termite chemicals
  2. Site Preparation: Clear the construction site before applying the chemicals, and ensure no gaps remain in the designated application area.
  3. Application: Ensure the prescribed dose rate of termiticide is maintained for specific areas.
  4. Always ensure that an expert is overseeing the anti-termite treatment. Take care that the chemicals are not used anywhere near sources of drinking water.


Getting an anti-termite treatment done is very crucial for the following reasons:

  1. It’s more effective and provides immediate protection to your home
  2. It keeps the home protected against termite for years
  3. Liquid termiticides are easily affordable and are an important investment for your home’s durability

The damage done to your home by termites can be irreversible. However, a little foresight and precaution will go a long way in keeping your home termite-safe.


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