Do you think you have a termite problem in the structure of your home?
Termites are social insects and like bees, ants and wasps, they form a colony. The colony of individuals is characterised by the specialisation of functions, with individuals responsible for specific tasks such as: foraging, reproduction, nest defence, among others. The specialization makes each termite of a colony assume different forms (differentiated morphology, polymorphism), properly adapted to the function that they will perform. This way, a specialised individual only performs one type of task, making a complete interdependence between individuals of different functions for the survival of the colony.
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The damage caused by termites is estimated at over a billion euros a year throughout the civilised world. These insects can destroy the entire structure of a house, furniture and all goods containing cellulose. The damage caused is irreversible and prevention is the best solution when it comes to termite control.
How do termites enter homes?
Termites usually enter homes through cracks, crevices or around pipes and electrical cables. They can also enter homes through damaged or damp wood in direct contact with the ground. Once inside the home, termites settle in dark, damp areas such as basements, attics and walls.
How do I know if I have a termite problem in my home?
The most common signs of termite infestation include:
- Earth tunnels in walls, foundations or other areas of the house
- Loose wings around windows, doors and other openings
- Damaged or hollowed out wood
How to prevent termite infestations?
The best way to prevent termite infestations is to keep the house dry and well ventilated. This means ensuring there is no standing water and keeping damp and dark areas ventilated and dry. Other preventative measures include:
Making sure all wooden areas of the house are treated with termite control chemicals, with technical support from the disinfestation company;
Ensure that all openings in the house, walls and roofs are sealed properly;
Keep direct contact between wood and soil to a minimum, such as using concrete slabs to support the structure of the house.
The technical expert will go to the site to make an inspection and calculate the work to be done depending on the affected area.
He meets with the Client to give an explanation of the service to be carried out and presents the solution, together with the budget.
Once the termite problem has been confirmed, the technician will go to the site with all the necessary equipment, place the adapters and apply the insecticide on the affected walls. This is completed with covers to ensure the work is clean and discreet.
The customer has a guarantee period starting from the date of the completed service (depending on the service purchased). During this period you should contact Truly Nolen to check the premises and solve the termite problem.