Termite Control

Home  >>  Services  >>  Termite Control

Termite (Subterranean)

Termites are highly destructive insect pests in the urban environment which feed on the cellulose found in wood. Termites are generally categorized into three groups: subterranean termite, drywood termite and dampwood termite. There are several species of subterranean termites known to be pests, Coptotermes sp., Macrotermes sp., and Microcerotermes sp. Coptotermes sp. are the most destructive types in Singapore because they infest buildings and structures. They nest beneath the soil and dependent on soil for moisture. They construct shelter tubes to avoid dehydration during the process of searching for cellulose above the ground level.

Sign of infestation

  • Presence of mud tube tunnels (build-in cabinet, ceiling, doorframe, wooden floor)
  • Damage on wooden structure
  • Clicking sound produce by soldier termite on wood structure

Cause of termite infestation

  • Presence of water sources or moisture

What if not treated on time?

  • Severe damage to entire building / structure
  • Cause structures unliveable until expensive repairs are conducted

Types of treatment

  • Thermal Imaging
  • Above-ground baiting
  • Dusting
  • Rodding (Landscape)
  • Anti-termite corrective treatment
  • Soil treatment

Treatment Approach

  • Visual inspection to potential infestation site
  • Carry out a thorough inspection by using the latest technology equipment (Thermal Imaging Camera) to locate subterranean termites
  • Identify the species of termite
  • Recommend the effective treatment for the infestation
  • Spot treatment uses either above-ground baiting system or by the conventional dusting method
  • For preventive treatment, we can provide either Anti-Termite Corrective Treatment / Soil treatment / Rodding
  • After treatment, recommendation of sanitation and structural improvement to minimise prevention of future pest infestation

Preventive measure

  • Remove unessential cellulose-based materials (e.g., lumbers, firewood, dead trees, tree stumps, etc.)
  • Eliminate all sources of water or moisture (e.g., repair and fix water leakages)
  • Install screens in attics and foundations to prevent alates from entering into the premises

Termite Control Page

Termite (Drywood)

Drywood termites are termites living in moisture less wood with no connection to the soil. They form nests in the structure or wood that they are infested, such as door frame and furniture. Living inside wood that has no contact with water, drywood termites have ability to metabolize water from the wood that they eat, absorbing and reabsorbing water from their faeces. Drywood termite colonies are very small compared to subterranean termite colonies.

Sign of infestation

  • Dropping of small size faecal pellet (1mm)
  • Damage on wooden structure

What if not treated on time?

  • Severe damage to furniture / household items

Type of treatment

  • Fumigation

Preventive measure

  • Remove unessential cellulose-based materials (e.g., lumbers, firewood, dead trees, tree stumps, etc.)
  • Install screens in attics and foundations to prevent alates from entering into the premises
  • Protect wood surfaces by sealing off cracks and crevices

Any enquiry you wish to clarify with us? Just fill out the enquiry form below.





WhatsApp Us!