Termites; Why are they known as ‘Silent Killers’?

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Termites get that special title widely known as ‘silent killers’ because of their ability to destroy things so quickly, and yet undetectable. By the time the homeowner realizes it, the damage are mostly already severe to the extent that it is impossible to be repaired.

Lucky for you, we know our pests and the way to get rid of them for good.

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What are termites?

Just in case you haven’t encounter one yet, termites are small pests that feeds on cellulose-based plant materials. These materials that we’re talking about are referring to wooden items that includes the furniture, ceilings, floors and even wallpapers in your house. Unfortunately, all homes can provide this cellulose food for termites infestation. Thus, beware.

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Termites has three level of castes namely the workers, the soldiers and the reproductives. Be aware that these three castes has their own role among the colony:

  1. Workers – To gather food
  2. Soldiers – To build shelters
  3. Reproductives – To reproduce another colony of termites

Identifying termites in the early stages are important, and it eliminate the risk of being heavily infested by them. Make sure to look for mud tunnels or mud tubes around the house, on the window pane, door sill and also the walls of your house.

How to prevent termites?

IMG-20170725-WA0021Identifying termites are the first step into getting rid of them. The next step would be to minimize or get rid of the ideal habitat of termites. You can do this by eliminating moisture around your house. Eliminating moisture means to:

  1. Keep your gutters and downspout clean
  2. Repair any broken or faulty faucets, water pipes or air-conditioner unit
  3. Divert water from foundation in case your house tends to collect puddles (mostly happens when your house is on a slope or has a failed drainage system)

These should keep termites away from harboring themselves to your house.

What to do when the house is infested?

It doesn’t matter what season it is, termites will come to your house by crawling or flying. At some stage of their life cycle, termites develop wings and travel in a group. They’re mostly attracted to lights and when the ‘wings’ season is over, they’ll leave their wings behind and starts to look for shelter. Your house could be a target.IMG-20170603-WA0000

Should you come across termites in your house, please call the Pest Management Professional for an immediate attention to the termites issues. Know that to get rid of termites are not just a one-time event, it would take an all-year process to completely eliminate the termites, and to ensure that you and your household live in a safe environment with the comfort of your own home – without termites intervention.

Ridpest’s Termite Management Professional is offering our respected customers with an Extended Warranty up to 3 Months, worth more than RM300 for termites treatments. Request quote by using the promo code: Save300.

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