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