PROTECT YOUR VALUABLE HOME AND PROPERTY FROM THE SILENT DESTROYER– TERMITE
The construction of a house is a long term investment and it has become a timely need to protect your beautiful house from termites. It is essential to pay your attention towards the treatment process against termites during the period of your house building because there is the likelihood of causing damage to all timber structures in the newly built house.
Be aware of Termites and the damagethey cause
Termites – What sort of creatures are they?
How do the termites destroy your house and property?
Termites are often called as the silent destroyer because they may be secretly hiding and thriving in your home or home yard without any immediate signs of damage. Most of thetime there is no visible indication that the home is infested because termite infestations can go undetected for years, hidden behind walls, floor coverings, insulation, and also other obstructions. Feeding and damage by termitescan progress even undetected in wood as the outer surface of the wood is usually left intact. The tiny worker termites only measure 1 cm to a few millimeters in length and they can infesthouse foundations, furniture, shelves and even books. Termites can cause serious structural damage to your home because they live in colonies of several hundred thousand to several millionof individuals.
Subterranean termite homes (mounds) are usually formed in soil. Within these mounds, termites build mud tunnels and elaborate tunnel systems. Termites use these tunnels to access above-ground food sources usually foundin your homes and home yards. The earthen tubes seen behind cupboards or wet and undisturbed places are the evidence of the presence of termites. Itis noteworthy to realizethat a mature subterranean termite colony can destroy about five tons of timber in a year and a termite queen can live about 10- 30 years.
Most of the house builders are not aware of the danger of this silent enemy. They perceive that a concrete layer can prevent soil termite attacks. In more common cases the thin gap between the floor concrete and the wall provides the path for the termite to invade into the buildings. The thin cracks in walls provide entry passages for the termites to invade your home and then to valuable properties.“Meru” or “Christmas flies” that swarm during certainseasons of the year are the signs of termite colonies in your vicinity.
How can we help you to protect your home from Termites
As an essential item of building planning,modern day architects, designers, engineers and construction experts recommend Anti Termite Treatmentsto prevent termite infestations in buildings and incorporate them in BOQs. John piper International offersyouboth effective termite preventive methods andfour types of effective termite treatment methods according to the nature of the infestation and attack.
Pre-Construction Soil Treatment
Post Construction Soil Treatment
Other Post construction treatment options
Termite Baiting systems are also used as a part of termite management system. Termite baits are used to attract worker termites and feed them with poisonous baits to destroy termite colonies. John Piper International provides termite baiting system for controlling of termites especially in buildings with repeated applications if necessary.
John Piper International is an authorized installer in Sri Lanka for X'term Termite baiting system of Sumitomo Chemicals, Japan