Defending Against Termites with Pest Science

Termites, also known as anay in the Philippines, pose a serious threat to homes and businesses in the country. They are saboteurs who build their homes underground and thrive in soil-rich environments, but their reach can extend to areas inside your property. Their activities can cause extensive damage to a building’s foundation, walls, and floors, compromising the structure and putting residents and customers at risk.

Termites also feed on food stores and supplies, resulting in loss of income and damage to your business’s reputation. It’s crucial for homeowners and business owners to detect the early warning signs of an infestation and seek professional pest control services like Pest Science to handle the issue.

Signs of termite infestation

Indicators of a termite infestation are subtle yet crucial. During the rainy season in the Philippines, an obvious sign is the presence of winged termites swarming around lamp posts and light bulbs.

Commonly called gamu-gamo or moths, these insects are male and female termites forming pairs to establish new colonies upon landing or shedding their wings. This synchronized flight indicates that an infestation may be imminent in homes or business establishments.

Another sign of an infestation is the formation of mud tubes on walls, wooden doors, and windows. These tubes are made out of damp soil and used by termites to travel long distances in their extensive colonies and to connect these colonies to their food source. 

A preemptive strike against termites

Modern integrated pest management services offer preemptive solutions to prevent damage before a termite infestation starts. One effective preventive measure is Pest Science’s termite soil treatment, where a termiticide is applied to the soil before construction begins. This involves creating a chemical barrier around the building’s perimeter, hindering termite entry through the soil.

Additionally, the termiticide may be applied to areas prone to termite infiltration, such as around utility lines and water pipes.

Proactive termite defense

Preventive solutions can only provide so much protection against termites. Suppose you want to go the extra mile in protecting your property or business establishment against termites; Pest Science provides a comprehensive multi-step process to manage and eliminate termite infestations. This involves meticulous inspections to assess the extent of the infestation and identify the type of termites present.

Subsequently, tailored control measures, such as baiting systems, liquid termiticides, and fumigation, are applied depending on the type of termites that need to be eliminated.

Termites are one thing, but there will always be other pests lurking within your property and business establishment, waiting to strike at the most opportune moment. Give them no quarter by having the pros in Pest Science swing by and conduct a regular checkup on your premises. Remember, preventing pest infestations is always cheaper than getting rid of one.

Pest Science offers integrated pest management solutions to eliminate your pest problems no matter where you are in the country. If you want to avail yourself of our services, kindly check the nearest Pest Science branch near you. We also offer 100% free surveys and consultations to assess your pest control needs.