TERMITE CONTROL SERVICES
While they don’t pose a threat to human health, termites cause destruction of property amounting to billions of dollars every year worldwide. Termites are a member of the same family as the Cockroach but are a eusocial species that follow a social structure similar to ants. Out of 2000 species of termites around the world, property owners in UAE most often have to deal with Subterranean Termites (most common), Drywood Termites and Dampwood Termites.
These usually live underground, close to the foundations of your residence or commercial establishment. They require some level of moisture and any improper drainage from an air-conditioner or sprinkler creates a conducive environment for them to thrive. They typically feed on wood. This is why wooden structures close to the ground are at the greatest risk of attracting termites.
These on the other hand nest directly within wood and do not require moisture unlike most termite species. Since they nest with their food, the most obvious sign of a drywood termite infestation is the accumulation of their feces around an infested structure.
These are larger than most of their species and prefer a diet of damp wood. They thrive in moist, decaying environments and dehydration causes their numbers to decline. Because of their need for excessive moisture, this variant does not usually attack dry wooden structures because of the low moisture content in them. However, since they attack dry wood that is adjacent or near damp, decaying wood, care must be taken to avoid attracting damp wood termites to a structure.
Some of the signs of infestation are –
Thin Mud pipes or tunnels connecting the ground to your house or shed
Traces of dust around furniture or wooden doorways
Hollowed out wood
Termite droppings and wings
Contrary to what some people believe, termites cannot eat through Concrete. However, the thinnest of cracks or gaps can create an entryway. Scorching heat and direct sunlight are natural termite killers.
It is important to both actively prevent and control termites. Due to the threat of severe structural damage posed by termites, most of the newer constructions usually undergo some sort of Pre-Construction Termite Control before or during the construction period. However, you may sometimes need to treat an existing structure. Despite the many home remedies and DIY solutions you find online, termite extermination is a job best left to professionals. Al Waha provides both Pre-Construction and Post-construction termite control treatments in UAE.
Our preventive Pre-Construction Termite Control service involves digging a trench and treating the perimeter of the property with a chemical. Our Post-construction Termite Control service for existing structures will involve drilling holes in designated spots on the exterior wall or surrounding areas and injecting a chemical into them. The type of extermination identified will depend on the degree of the termite infestation and would typically either be Liquid termite insecticides (termiticides) or termite baits.
Both services include a free inspection of the property to identify threat factors, signs of infestation and the extent of the infestation. On the basis of our findings, a customized treatment appropriate to your situation will be recommended and implemented. The final step would be to periodically monitor the effectiveness of the treatments.