Subterranean termites can cause significant damage to wooden structures by building tunnels in the soil beneath your property.
These pests have a voracious appetite and create tunnels extending from the soil to the wood in contact with it, allowing easy access to your home.
They can also build mud tubes to enter the wooden structure in your home through cracks or crevices in the foundation or on concrete foundations.
Suppose these pests establish colonies on your property. In that case, they can chew through wood to create additional tunnels, which can eventually weaken the structural integrity of your building.
To identify subterranean termites, look for creamy white to dark brown/black termites that are 32mm to 2.5cm long with six legs and two straight antennae. Their bodies are long, narrow, and oval, and alates or swarmers have wings.
These termites pose a significant threat to your property, as their hard, saw-toothed jaws allow them to bite off tiny wood fragments. Even a small subterranean termite colony can consist of around 60,000 workers, who consume roughly five grams of wood per day.
Over time, their activities can weaken the building’s structure, potentially causing it to collapse. Moreover, these termite colonies can remain unnoticed for extended periods, growing exponentially and resulting in costly repairs.
Subterranean termites can cause extensive damage to your home if left untreated. Professional pest control services are the best way to identify and eliminate established colonies of these pests and prevent further infestations.
Methods such as baits, traps, and chemical treatments can eradicate termites and protect your property from future infestations. Baiting is a popular method for controlling subterranean termites. It is slow acting and ensures that the entire colony is eliminated before any damage can occur.
Chemical treatments such as termiticides can also be applied to wood surfaces to prevent further infestations. However, seeking professional help when dealing with subterranean termite Inspection & treatments is vital. They have the knowledge and expertise needed to ensure safe and effective results.
At Tom’s Pest Control Adelaide, we thoroughly inspect your property to determine the infestation level. We then design a treatment plan tailored specifically for your home or business and carry out the extermination carefully so that no harm is done to you, your family, or the environment.
The duration of subterranean termite treatment can vary depending on the intensity of the infestation and the type of treatment used. Some treatments can be completed in a day, while others may take several days or weeks.
Our subterranean termite services include inspections, treatments, and prevention plans. We use state-of-the-art technologies and treatments to eliminate termite colonies and look after your home from future infestations.
Yes, professional subterranean termite treatment is highly recommended to effectively eliminate termite infestations and prevent future damage to your home. We have the experience, knowledge, and equipment to identify and treat termite infestations effectively. However, attempting to treat a termite infestation alone can often lead to incomplete treatment and continued damage to your home.