Termite are also called as "white ants", aren’t out in the open. Subterranean termites like an environment which is dark, humid and protected. At SEVA we find termites as one of the major pest find in our buildings. These insects feed on wood, due to which these pest are found in our homes. The termites that are commonly encountered in our homes are the worker and the swarmer. You can identify worker termites as creamy colored, 3-4 mm long, and typically they are seen in mud foraging tube, or infested wood is broken open. Talking about the Swarmers. They are also known as winget termite. The only role of their life is reproducing and creating new termite colonies. For this purpose they are in the lookout for a mate.
These termite are find in color from yellow to black depending on the species. Like most of the flying insects, termites are attracted towards light and are often seen swarming around exterior lighting or window sills.
Heat treatment. In this method is used by taking the infected furniture or wooden material in the sun light. With the heat of the sun the moisture of the wood get eliminated and thus you cut down the food supply of these pest. The process of heating the wooden furniture or wooden craft material should be done continuously for 3-4 days, in order to kill them.
Freezing down wooden material: Just like heat treatment termites hate cold temperature. If you have an access to a large size freezer, then take the furniture into it. Termites will die in 2-3 days.
The different chemicals used to control these pest are arsenic trioxide, bifenthin, permethrin, fipronil, and imidacloprid. These chemicals used by SEVA is highly effective, odorless and tasteless white powder, only slightly soluble in water. These chemicals are highly toxic to mammals and insects if consumed.It is to be noted that there relies risks to users are either from entry via skin wounds or by breathing floating dust.
The advantages of pest control is this increases the life of your furniture and other wooden product in your home. In natural way is safe and can easily control these pest. Just with slight effort made on your part, helps reducing huge expenses that can cost you high. Thus it is recommended to take the consultation of specialist to detect the problem exist or not.
Disadvantage of the chemical treatment is that it is very toxic, it is strictly recommended by our specialist to stay at fair distance away from the wooden furniture treated for termite.