Termite Control South Africa – pestcontrolpros.co.za

Posted: February 2, 2019 at 3:41 am

Termites are often referred to as white ants as they resemble an ant. Unlike ants, termites cause extensive structural damage to properties if they are not controlled by qualified pest control specialists. They are white, as the name white ant implies, with soft bodies and hard powerful jaws which allow them to chew through all wooden materials. In Gauteng, our climate promotes termite infestation, thus, we have two prevalent termite species namely subterranean and harvester termites. Harvester termites attack lawns leaving behind round patches of stripped grass whereas subterranean termites attack all wood within structures.

Termites live within the soil and need to maintain contact with the ground or other moisture source to survive.

The little white ants are not found out in the open, rather, the damage they cause is more easily traced.

Therefore, most clients contact pest control companies like ourselves for a professional opinion!

However, there are several tell tail signs which indicate the presence of termites, namely:

Termites feed on any wood product which contains cellulose including cupboards, skirtings, doors, frames, lawns and even your roof rafters. When feeding, termites eat from the inside out, leaving only a thin layer of timber or paint with NO structural integrity.

Swift termite control is extremely important as insurance companies usually do not cover the damage caused.

This is where we as the Pest Control Pros come in! Our pest control services extend to providing free quotations with recommendations and a termite control plan. Where a subterranean termite infestation is prevalent we would need to treat the nests. This is done by drilling through your foundations under the floor and injecting a termiticide to prevent future infestations. If harvester termites are found on your lawn, we use high pressure pumps to inject the nests with termiticide.

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