Post Construction Termite Treatment: all you need to know about

Now a days, you can get termite treatment done during or before constructing your house. But if for some reason you did not get a chance to do termite treatments, you can always look for post construction termite treatment services. There are many pest and termite control agencies out there and they can help you with post construction termite treatment services.

Termite infestation never gives an indication before it occurs and its hard to find the infestation at the beginning. Therefore, whether it is pre-construction period, on-construction period or post-construction period, any of these phases can attract a severe termite infestation. Do you think termites don’t attack an on-going construction site? Of course it does! If they get what they like (moisture) in an ongoing or under construction site, they will obviously dwell in that area. And moreover, termites originate from the ground, so it can definitely start building up a tunnel from the ground to your home through the cracks and other passages on the walls.

Post construction termite treatment - how to get it done

Termite infestation can happen at any phases of constructing a building. But in this post, we will solely focus on post construction termite treatment. As said earlier, a termite infestation can happen during any phase of a building construction, but the treatments needed to treat termite infestation completely varies. Generally we aren’t not professionals who deal with pests and termites, it will become difficult for us to know the exact treatments needed to cure a termite infestation in the pre or post construction of a building. But, if you hire a professional agency that offers pre and post construction termite treatment services, then they can quickly investigate and according to the severity of the infestation, they can offer post construction termite treatment services for a nominal fee.

Post construction termite treatment procedure

There is a no difference in termite infestation, or it’s signs during the pre or post construction period. But, when it comes to treating the termite infestation, the methods to treat them are completely different. Lets quickly check the procedure of post construction termite treatment. Here are the list of things that are done during post termite treatment, by a professional pest exterminator in India.

Step 1: The first and foremost step taken to destroy a post construction termite infestation is by treating the walls and the floor junctions. In this step, holes of suitable length are drilled deep into the inner junction of the walls and the floors. Then the termiticide solution is injected under pressure into those holes, in order to create barriers against the termites. The same procedure will be applied to cure the infestation in the other floors above the ground floor.

Step 2: The second step completely deals with the infestation in the wooden attachments. This step too requires drilling holes under the wooden fixtures, such as window frames and door frames, and then the termiticide solution will be drilled into those holes. Even an oil based termiticide will be sprayed all over the wooden attachments that are infested by termites. The pest control services also provide a termite preventive treatment to the other wooden attachments in the home, which aren’t infested but might might get infested soon.

Step 3: The third treatment deals with the mud tunnels made by the termites. In this case, first a termiticide solution is sprayed all over the mud tunnels in order to control their movement, and then the mud tunnels are destroyed or removed, and then the infested area will be treated with other termiticide.

Step 4: The fourth and the final treatment deals with treating the surrounding foundation. In this step, holes are drilled along the external walls of the building at a depth of 1feet and then a termiticide solution is injected. After the chemical is injected, the holes are sealed in order to create a barrier to kill the termites. And if your home has a beautiful garden, then the treatment will be carried out to the soil that is in direct contact with the building.

Summary

The best thing about termite treatment is it can be done before constructing a house (pre construction treatments) or after constructing a house (post construction termite treatments). Termites can be really bad for your property and hence it’s important to keep an eye on any sign of termite infestation.

When you enter your new home you might not be able to see a single termite roaming around, or a single symptom to detect their presence. But after staying for a longer period in the new house, you might see a few signs of termite infestation. When you see termite infestation signs, such as mud tunnels, dust like substances near the wooden fixtures, holes on the furniture and etc, then immediately call a pest control service to have a look around your newly constructed home. If they find it serious, then appoint them as soon as possible to treat the termite issues.

If you are wondering how much a standard termite control service may cost then we can quickly introduce you to a couple of professional termite exterminators who will be happy to quote you their best rate offers for termite treatment services.

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Elina is a passionate blogger. She has been working with various local service providers at servicesutra. When she is not occupied, you can find her watching home improvement and moving related videos on youtube. Her next goal is to become a successful vblogger.