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As compared to common pests that we face at home or at work daily such as cockroaches and ants, termites are a lot more uncommon and less self-explanatory to understand or figure out unless being trained in this specialization. Infestation signs or early symptoms are less obvious and treatments and solutions may be more complex and not as straightforward.
Depending on the type of termite species, type of home, purpose of treatment (such as prevention or protection), any presence of termite activities and its seriousness, there are various types of termite treatment available. Which options to go for? Which is more effective? What important information to know before coming to your decision? Here are some critical questions to ask your termite pest controller.
#1 How credible and number of years of experience – We are all spoilt for choices and even in pest control, there is a flooding of pest control paid advertisements digitally and on directories. With all adverts claiming and promising on their best standards, it is critical to check on the brand credibility, size of the business, number of years practicing pest management in the industry and profile of customers they served. Leave your precious home in the good hands of credible brand player.
#2 Warranty – There are quick fix options that address tangible problems such as spot treatment and dusting. However, these solutions are temporary measures that are priced at lower investments, and potentially at higher risks of re-infestation at other parts of the home. It is important not to be influenced and compromise long term protection with “quick fast treatments”. There are trustworthy and quality solutions that are backed by research and testing to warrant a longer assurance period. Find out more on the 7 years’ warranty termite treatment.
#3 Termiticide and its active ingredient quality – There are many termiticide options and brands in the market. Check with the termite control specialist on details such as soil binding rate, speed and duration of colony management, soil mobility and mortality transfer effect. There are post construction termite treatments that has high soil binding effect, 100% mortality in transfer effect in 14 days, controls the colony within 90 days, and effectively stops termite feeding to prevent further damage to the home within hours.
#4 Safety and hazard precaution standards – Most home and families have pets, plants and living with kids or elderly. Health and safety is critically important, especially chemical is concern. Check key information such as reduced risks status, if the termiticide is exempted from poison scheduling, its environmental hazard label instructions and toxicity level. There are Green termite solutions with active ingredients such as Chlorantraniliprole that consists of insecticidal properties of natural substance found in trees and shrubs.
#5 How do pest control detect and inspect for termites – While visual inspection is 1 way most companies use to check for termite infestation signs and presence, there are more accurate manner to detect presence of termite activity, especially for homes with no visible signs such as mud tubes or damaged walls and structures. Check with the pest controller for any detection technology, such as Thermal Imaging.
#6 What to expect before and after treatment – Do ask key questions on the process and steps required to carry out a proper termite treatment. Have a checklist of pre and post termite treatment ready, so we are assure things are well taken care of, safety is considered and treatments are delivered with minimal disruptions, implications or inconvenience.
#7 Do they offer post termite treatment monitoring – A committed specialist cares for the safety and wellbeing of their customers on a long term basis. A credible pest management partner constantly communicates, educates and recommends useful tips and practices, not just the pest they are treating, but conducting overall home check for safety and assurance. Post termite treatment requires yearly inspection of the premises to ensure colony management is in order and there is no presence of unidentified termite activity.
Be sure to have a specialist expert to inspect your home before recommending any solutions. A thorough site survey with clear findings and diagnosis would help in recommending the right and ideal solution to best suit the problem and your home needs. Get your home check now.