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Termite Treatment

Sometimes one only notices termite damage by the time any they have found a way into your home and had already started their path of destruction. It is important to act quickly if you are concerned that you may have a termite infestation.

Dry Wood Termites

If termites become a problem on your property, Rentokil’s termite control services can help you to deal with the infestation effectively. We’ll help you decide on the most suitable termite treatment and help you deal with your termite problem quickly and efficiently.

Termites are an extremely persistent and challenging pest. If you have identified a termite on your property, or have seen signs of termites in your home or at work, Rentokil is ready to help.

Rentokil will perform a free Termite Survey for your home

Before any termite treatment is undertaken, one of our skilled Rentokil pest control specialists will determine the type and extent of the infestation.

Indications of a possible termite infestation may be the scratching sound heard coming from within a door frame, or wooden furniture etc. This sound is usually only heard late at night and is the sound of workers foraging for food.

For the purposes of termite treatment, it is important to understand what type of termites one is dealing with:

Subterranean Termites ( White Ants):

These termites replace any wood taken with soil from the excavation of their nest, thus they have to constantly return to their nest.

Workers of this so called ‘flying ants’ species are able to chew timber right to the limits and leave only a thin veneer or coat of paint. On rare occasions, workers will chew through the veneer or paint. In this case, they will plug the hole with mud brought up from the nest.

Drywood Termites:
Their entire life cycle takes place within timber, as they do not make use of soil. These termites will dispose of their faeces and bits of undigested timber (these resemble poppy seeds), by ejecting them through ‘kick holes’, thus indicating their presence.

Termites in the home should be treated by professional pest control technicians that will put in place a termite control solution that suits your requirements. Failing to deal with a termite problem could lead to major structural damage. Read more about how you can get rid of termites by taking preventative measures before they become a problem.

Termite treatment by the Rentokil Pest Control Specialists: An effective Termite Treatment solution for your home:

  • The treatment for Subterranean Termites could be preventative in that the compacted soil prior to the concrete slab is sprayed with a registered Termiticide (insecticide for termites).  In the case of an existing dwelling being infested, holes would be drilled along all walls and the termiticide pressure injected into them.  Foundations would also be excavated to a depth of 500mm and flooded with the termiticide. All holes and excavations would be rarely noticeable afterwards.
  • Because the Drywood Termites complete lifecycle is carried out within the timber, termite treatment is completely different to that of Subterranean Termites. Fumigation is the only possible means of termite control, and usually means that the entire dwelling is covered with gas tight tarpaulins and a lethal gas is introduced that will penetrate the timber, killing all stages of the lifecycle. Again, after the termite treatment is performed, the signs of work done would hardly be noticeable.

Call us today on +256 414 287 160 / +256 414 694 494 or email us for an effective termite treatment solution, and we will arrange for a Rentokil pest control technician to conduct a free termite survey for your premises.