We have been getting tons of calls for termite preventive treatments. As much as we are glad to get enquirers as it means it could very well be a sale. We don’t ever want to mislead clients. So this post is our attempt to educate the public on the misconceptions of preventive treatment. This article applies to homes not on the ground level i.e apartment buildings, any premises other than bungalows. Preventive treatment to Bungalows is possible as the external perimeter of the structure would be accessible and only then can prevention treatment be properly carried out.
First and foremost, there is no termite prevention treatment that can be employed for properties other than bungalows. Preventive treatment is to deter only subterranean termites species. There is no prevention for dry wood termites – Your best bet is to install screens to physically deter dry wood termite intrusion.
Corrective treatment is a process that requires holes to be drilled surrounding your entire property (every half a metre – 30 to 40 cm deep) only the foundation slab that your property is built on is breached – Anti-Termite chemical can injected. This chemical seeps into the ground (soil) and bonds with the soil to create a barrier which deters termites from gaining access to your property from under ground.
For apartments it is definitely out of the question so please don’t get fooled.
a) There is absolutely no soil for the chemical to bond with.
b) You would have a neighbor, one floor below – Drilling will disperse chemical into your neighbor’s property.
c) Treating the perimeter of the whole building is neither practical or economically feasible.
Semi-Detached, Terrace, Cluster houses – treatment may be possible but again it will only be 70% – 80% effective at deterring a termite intrusion. we would recommend not to waste money. We will be glad to advice you during our free site inspection. There is absolutely no obligations, make an educated decision on what your property needs.
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