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TERMITE CONTROL>>Pre-construction Termite control

At Mbukoni Pest Control Services, we belief in the old adage of “an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure”, especially when it comes to building a home and preventing termites. While it is nearly impossible to prevent anything from happening one hundred percent, pre-treating the area where your home is to be constructed or where an addition is to be built, can drastically increase your chances of remaining free of termites.
The goal of pre-construction termite treatments is to form a chemical barrier in the ground that will keep subterranean termites from coming up from the soil to feed on the wood structures.

Soil treatment – Application of termiticide
In order to properly treat for termites during pre-construction, the area will need to have termiticides applied several times at different stages. The Mbukoni Pest Control Services will need to be in close contact with the builder in order to accurately arrange treatments. The design of the home and the type of soil it is being built upon may cause some variation in the application of the barrier.

While methods can vary a bit depending on the building codes for the specific area, the first step for pre-construction termite treatment is usually to treat the slab. Once the land has been graded, the foundation form has been installed, and the footings have been dug, the area should be treated. This is usually done by treating with a termiticide barrier at a predetermined rate of application.

While termites cannot bore into or eat concrete, the slabs can crack with time creating perfect entry points for them. If the surrounding soil has not been treated, the termites can make their way to the slabs, through the cracks, and into the main structure.

Final preconstruction treatment
The final pre-construction treatment comes with the last grading, but prior to the landscaping. It is recommended that a trench be dug and a termicide applied at a predetermined rate.

Rodding treatment
A more extensive pre-construction treatment can also be done in place of or in addition to the above mentioned spray method. This type of treatment is known as “rodding” and is carried out by injecting a permethrin based termiticide gel deep into the ground.

Traditional spray methods only allow the termiticide to penetrate about one inch into the ground. Rodding uses a metal pole that ranges from four to six feet in length, and is filled with the termiticide. The top of the pole has a knob that keeps the pole pressurized. The pole is repeatedly pushed into and pulled out of the ground to remove the soil, leaving behind deep holes. This is done until a grid pattern of holes is formed. The holes are then injected with the termiticide gel in order to keep termites away from the area.

How does Termite Reticulation System work?
Before you build your dream home, Mbukoni Pest Control Services can install one of the best termite protection systems currently on the market - a Termite Reticulation System.

We are able to install a Termite Reticulation System under a concrete slab floor prior to building your home and we can also install this system around the perimeter of your home.

This is a simple, yet highly effective system designed to treat and re-treat your house and perimeter foundations to protect against infestation by termites, this is to prevent them entering from the outside of the building.

It is a flexible system that uses pipes which have emitters fabricated into the pipe. These emitters distribute chemical evenly at measured rate.

Chemical levels are topped up every 3-5 years to maintain effectiveness, although it is imperative to have yearly termite inspections in order to monitor your home.

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