Termite Control

Termites

Termites, otherwise commonly known as “White Ants”, are one of the most destructive pests in the insect world.

These insects mainly feed on wood and paper products, foraging through cracks and crevices in search for food.

As a result, these termites hollow out building timbers from the inside out.

Damaged Furniture

Termites not only cause extensive damage to wooden or paper products.

Termite trails

But also leave unsightly termite trails made of mud, which causes stains on concrete or plaster walls.

Damaged wooden Structure

Damage caused by termites can be very severe.

DIY treatments to get rid of these pests are ineffective and could even worsen the damage caused by the termites.

Therefore professional help is required to ensure complete elimination of termites.

ABJ uses advanced technology to detect the presence and the damage intensity by the termites via ABJ Termite Cam / Termite Detecting System.

Termites are found in colonies which is comprised of Soldiers, Workers and a Queen. The Queen lays eggs while Soldiers protect the colony and Workers forage for food. From their feeding habits, we are able to manage the colony by using Baiting System.

Other Anti-Termite Treatment Methods include Soil Treatment and Corrective Treatment

Subterranean Termites

Subterranean termite colonies can have up to 2 million members! Their colonies are divided into three groups: workers, soldiers and reproductives.

Diet:

Termites eat wood, wallpaper, plastics and fabric made from plants.

Habitat:

Subterranean termites are associated with the soil but can survive without soil contact when constant moisture is available. They construct mud tubes from the ground to building structures. Mud tubes function as an access to structure’s wood and also protection from predators and against desiccation.

Impact:

Subterranean termites are the most destructive kind of termite. They can eat a lot of wood and they can cause a lot of expensive damage to a house! They can destroy building foundations, wooden support beams, plastic plumbing pipes, sub-flooring, insulation … even swimming pool liners and filtration systems! Termites can also injure or destroy living trees and shrubs.

Prevention:

  • Make sure water drains away from your house.
  • Don’t let water build up around your home’s foundation. Termites like that!
  • Replace any damp or damaged wood on the outside of your home.
  • Never leave wood scraps in the yard for them to snack on.

Drywood Termites

Drywood termites form small colonies of a few hundred to a few thousand members. Drywood termite colonies do not have true workers. Younger termites, called “false workers”, do all the work for the colony.

Diet:

Drywood termites eat wood, wallpaper, plastics and fabric made from plants.

Habitat:

Drywood termite colonies are usually found in dry wood and they do not require moisture or contact with the soil.

Impact:

Drywood termites cause minimal damage as compared to subterranean termites due to the slow colony development. The entire colony may take up a few years to mature for the infestation to be identified.

Prevention:

  • Make sure firewood and scrap wood is stored away from your house.
  • Seal all cracks and crevices around the outside of your home.

Dampwood Termites

Dampwood termites are normally larger in size than other termite species. Like drywood termites, the termites that do the work are the immature termites.

Diet:

Dampwood termites like to feed on very moist wood.

Habitat:

Because they need lots of moisture, dampwood termites usually live in damp, dying wood or in houses with leaking plumbing that keeps the wood wet.

Impact:

Dampwood termites do not carry disease and don’t usually bother buildings because there is not enough water in the wood.

Prevention:

  • To avoid dampwood termites, make sure water drains away from your house.
  • Replace any damp or damaged wood on the outside of your home.

ABJ Termite Management System

The approach for Termite Management is a comprehensive inspection. Species are determined only with our team of termite specialist and the right tools. We have incorporated a series of tools to identify the level of termite infestation and extend of damage created by the foraging termites.

Upon a detailed report by our inspection team, our technical team will then propose the treatment method most appropriate for the particular condition.

ABJ TermiteCam

Our TermiteCam is a high performance thermal-imaging camera with the most powerful sensor that delivers first grade images. This technology for termite inspection replaces visual inspection and enhances accuracy with reduced guesswork. Infrared Technology is non-destructive, non-intrusive and environmental friendly. Its sensitivity enables us to detect the temperature difference between the building and termites. In addition, areas damaged by termites and areas which are conducive for future termite activity.

Photographic Detection And Reporting Capabilities

Termite Detection System

The TERMITE DETECTION SYSTEM consists of a carbon dioxide (CO2) portable detector attached to an air pump, which is a filtered probe, used to pierce the sheet rock wall on the inside of a building and the air pump draws out an air sample that is passed to the carbon dioxide detector. It uses an innovative infra-red absorption sensing cell in the detection process, giving instant indications of termites. Any increase above the control reading indicates an active termite infestation.

Xterm™ Baiting System

Xterm™ Termite Baiting system works with the understanding of termites behaviour. This system lures subterranean termites into consuming and sharing the “Best” food source for the whole colony.

Why Baits?

  • Baits work better because they reach the entire colony
  • Being social insects, termites share their food in a process known as trophallaxis
  • The termites that you see are scouts in search of food for the colony
  • Upon consumption of the baits, they will carry it back to share with others
  • Food is distributed to termites that have never left their nest before
  • Once distributed among termites of all life stages in the nest, they are eliminated, an environmentally friendly approach to treating termite infestations

How Does Xterm™ Work?

  • Xterm™ Termite Baiting System is available in both Above Ground and In Ground monitoring stations. Cartridges are placed into the stations to monitor activity and rate of consumption.
  • Xterm™ bait cartridges contain the latest insect growth regulator ( IGR ) which is Bistrifluron which provides fast eradication of subterranean termite infestations.
  • Xterm™ monitoring stations contain the termites feeding in the stations. Thus stopping feeding at other wooden components.
  • Xterm™ is then taken back to the nest and spread throughout the colony before taking effect. This allows the bait to reach the Queen and the King.
  • Xterm™ targets the heart of the colony

AG (Above-Gound) Bait Stations are installed at subterranean termite infested areas.

AG (Above Gound) baiting station

IG (In-Gound) Bait Stations are installed at subterranean termite infested areas in the soil and also used for monitoring purposes.

IG (In-Gound) baiting station

Locations where Xterm™ were installed

Xterm™ baiting station

Agenda 10 SC

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