In Singapore, termite control is a much needed service. This is because:
- Our tropical climate easily encourages termite breeding; and
- These pests only need a crack less than 1 millimeter to enter your house and wreak havoc
Once inside your home, they’ll start feeding on anything in your home that contains cellulose (materials made of wood) damaging furniture and even wooden structures. Worse still, termite infestations can sometimes go unnoticed for years. Why? Because termites, also commonly known in Singapore as white ants, usually feed inside wood, leaving the external surface untouched. This is why we recommend that you should always have regular termite control inspection for your home, to ensure that early signs of infestation will not go unnoticed. It’s the best way to safeguard your family against these pesky pest.
However, if you are already faced with a termite outbreak, fret not. We at Pest Management Singapore can provide you with affordable termite control solutions safe for the family, even if there are small children or pets in the house.
How to Tell if Your Home Has Been Invaded by Termites?
Termites are in some ways like ants. They live in colonies each with a specific purpose. In fact, an outbreak in your home is usually an indication of “swarmers” (winged termites) moving out to settle and form a new colony. Some common signs that your home has been chosen as their new breeding ground includes:
- An increased in the number of white ants in your home
- You start seeing discarded wings these swarmers shed
- Your wooden furniture produces hollow sounds when you tap on them
- The paintings around your house appear blistered
- You notice mud tubes about the diameter of a pen appearing around walls
If you begin to see signs of an infestation, do not disturb the termites. Instead, do contact us immediately and we will send a team down for an inspection. With an inspection, we can determine which type of termite is attacking your house and prepare the right solution to get rid of them.
Common Termites Species Troubling Singapore Homeowners
Before applying any type of treatment, we first need to identify which species of termite has invaded your home. This will help us to implement the most effective solution for you.
To maintain their moisture levels, this species forage and builds its colony underground to ensure its own survival. To protect themselves from exposure to external elements, they travel and move around by building mud tubes.
This is an aggressive sub-species of the subterranean termite group. They are a destructive species and are able to limit their ground contact needs by building carton nest.
As their name suggests, they colonise inside dry wood and they don’t need the soil to survive. This also means that they’re more likely to spread and infest other areas in your house.
Termite Exterminating Solutions
There are many off-the-shelves termite control and other Do-It-Yourself (DIY) products available in your convenient stores. You can also easily purchase some of these products online. However, to ensure you destroy the entire colony and rid yourself of these pests, you need to kill the Queen Termite. Without doing so, your efforts may result in the colony shifting and invading another area of your house.
You need to ensure your termicide (liquid pesticide) can reach the hidden points of entry, many of which are usually in difficult to access areas. This involves using termite baiting solutions and specialised equipments like pumps, masonry drills and treatment rods among many others to completely eradicate your termite problem.
Why Choose Leaders Pest Management Pte. Ltd.
As a trusted termites control service provider in Singapore, we are an ISO 9001 certified company. Our team of specialists are trained to accurately and swiftly detect all kinds of termite infestation. With our infra-red thermal imaging technology (thermography), we can easily detect the smallest infestation without having to resort to traditional visual and intrusive methods of inspection e.g. poking holes in your precious furniture or structures. With us, you can have the peace of mind knowing that your home is in safe hands.
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