Pre-construction Termite treatment
The most reliable method of protecting buildings against termites is to treat the building site with insecticides. A simple and effective control of mound building termite species can be achieved by treating the mounds with fumigants at an early stage. Application of insecticides in the soil around or in the foundation trenches, plinth area and perimeter of the building is one of the most effective methods for preventing termites for many years.
The steps involved in the pre-construction treatment of termites are:
1. The first and foremost step to deal with a pre construction termite infestation is by treating the foundation with an anti-termite solution, better known as a termiticide. The foundation is treated first because, termites usually enter the buildings through the foundation by building mud tunnels within or over the walls. That’s why, the sides and the bottom surface of the foundation are filled with termiticides so that, these wood eating pests die.
2. The second step deals with the treatment of the soil that is around the foundation. In this step, liquid termiticide is applied to the soil to form a chemical barrier for the termite battalion, which will block the termites from reaching the foundation area. This will not only prevent a termite infestation under the foundation but will also secure your home from termite attack in future.
3. The third step is related to treating the consolidated earth within the plinth walls, with the help of liquid termiticide.
4. The final step deals with treating the soil that’s around the pipes, gutters and tubes that run inside the area of a foundation. In this step, the soil surrounding the point of entry must be loosened around each of the pipe or tubes, and then the loosened soil shall be treated with termiticides.