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Termite Pest Control

Termite Pest Control
Termite Pest Control
Termite Pest Control
Termite Pest Control

Pre – Construction Termite Treatment

Termites, often called “white ants” or “silent destroyers,” are not ants but have evolved from Cockroaches during the Jurassic age. About 3016 species of termites have been, and a few hundred need to be classified. It is exciting to know India is the habitat of 220 species alone from these 3016 species. Another interesting thing to note is that the weight of all termites on earth is greater than that of all human beings on earth.

 

Habitat /Nests

Termites build either one type of nest in wood or underground, or some species of termites often build more than one type of nest. Termites process the knowledge of building five types of nests, namely,

  • Ground Mounds – On The Ground
  • Tree Nests – Outside The Tree But Connected To Internal Cavity
  • Pole Nests – Build Nests On The Human Structures
  • Subterranean Nests – Build Nests Underground In The Soil
  • Tree/ Wood – Inside The Tree Or Wood

With this know-how and technology, Termites also maintain the humidity and temperature in their nests, which helps maintain a healthy colony and propagates its species.

 

Diet

The diet of termites varies from species to species. Termites eat non-stop, 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Some termites also feed on grass and other matter. Termites obtain cellulose, sugars, and all carbohydrates from the trees’ outer wood; hence, these termites can eat any wooden structure. Still, they cannot eat the heart of the wood or the innermost wood as it is challenging and has certain toxins that repel termites. Protein is obtained by eating fungi growing in their nests. Grass-eating termites are very important as they produce a large amount of biomass.

 

Caste System in Termites

Termites are social insects that build large nests in soil or wood and live in colonies. Termite colonies have a division of labor and a caste system that consists of sterile male and female “workers” and “soldiers.” All territories have fertile males called “kings” and one or more fertile females called “queens.” Each caste performs a specific work. Mainly termites are classified into two castes:

  1. Productive Caste
  2. Sterile Caste

 

Indicators for the Presence of Termite

If you notice the following, it is time to call the team from RPA Pest Control Services.

  • A temporary swarm of winged insects in your home or soil around your home/office.
  • Discarded wings from swarmers.
  • Wood sounds hollow when tapped.
  • Mud tubes on exterior walls, wooden beams, windows, and door frames.

Termite infestation has to be dealt with customized techniques and, if neglected, will cost massive damage to property and human beings.

NCR Pest Control specializes in Anti Termite treatment and Anti – Wood Borer treatment services. Contact us if you see the above indications.

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