Termites are often undetected, unwanted guests. Wanting to know if there’s a termite infestation on your property? Call us to know more about the best termite control program for you!
Common Types of Philippine Termites
- Philippine Milk Termite (Coptotermes gestroi)
- Garden Termite (Macrotermes gilvus)
- Los Banos Termite (Microcerotermes losbanosensis)
- Nasut termite (Nasutitermes luzonicus)
If you suspect damaged hardwood-wood surfaces on your house, be alert as they might be infested with termites! Termites are famously known as “anay” in the Philippines. In nature, these insects are tiny wood-eating pests that are capable of great destruction. They usually live in large social groups called colonies— most of which are always hungry, eating 24 hours a day. Just like most ants, some termites are blind and can only communicate through pheromones. Although termites have varying characteristics, every species mostly swarm after heavy rains.
Know the Kind of Termites Lurking on Your Home
The characteristics of termites depend on their type. Knowing what kind of termite you’re dealing with can help you utilize the best form of termite control and extermination methods to use. In general, termites live on cellulose-based materials such as wood, decaying or fallen trees, and soil. As their names imply, dry wood termites infest on dry woods, and damp wood termites infest on moist woods. The last kind of termite is the subterranean termite, the type of termite with the largest colonies. In the Philippines, the Philippine Milk Termite and the Los Banos Termite are the usual termites found at our homes.
Injury or Damage
Termites are voracious eaters, eating cellulose-based materials such as woods, paper products, and fallen or decaying leaves 24/7. Although termites can be beneficial for the nutrients of soils, the same feeding behaviors can cause extensive damage to your floors, roofs, and other woods in your home since they are eating non-stop. It is crucial to have termites exterminated as soon as they are suspected since the damage they can make is not covered by any of your insurance policies.
If you spot a termite infestation in your place, you should be worried, but there’s no need to panic! The first thing you have to do is not disturb them. These pests have sharp survival instincts that allow them to sense disruption. Once they do, they would only immediately move to another nearest spot and build a new colony site. The best way to prevent and exterminate termites is to spot the signs early and do regular environmental sanitation.
- Remove standing water around home or facility.
- Dispose rotting tree stumps, lumber, and wood materials around the property.
- If woods can not be prevented, make sure to store them away from the foundation.
- Prevent direct wood to soil contact.
- Repair roof leaks.
- Maintain clean surroundings.
Boaz Pest Control Services Termite Control Programs
Termite damage should always be kept inspected. For maximum efficiency, you must hire licensed professionals to perform regular inspections.
There is no better way to solve your termite problem other than Boaz Pest Control’s customized Termite Control Program. After a comprehensive inspection and interview, BPC will prescribe a customized Termite Control Program depending on the peculiarity of your property. In Boaz, we guarantee professional and effective termite treatments.
Why is there a need for a Comprehensive Inspection?
- A Comprehensive Inspection is done so that BPC termite exterminators can easily identify your property’s setup and prescribe the appropriate treatment your property needs for maximum efficiency.