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Have a Termite Problem?  Are they gobbling up your building as we speak? Don´t wait until it’s too late! Get a fast effective termite treatment today. Complete our online form today or give us a call and a vetted Pest Control Company in Richards Bay give you an obligation-free quote and get your termite problem sorted right away.

Suburbs that are served include:

Alton | Alton North | Aquadene | Arboretum | Birdswood | Brackenham | Mandlazini | Meer En See | Mzingazi | Mzingazi Golf Estate | Richards Bay Central | Richards Bay Rural | Tuzi-Gazi | Veld En Vlei | Wild en Weide

Why you should not wait before calling a professional Termite Exterminator

A Termite infestation will destroy your home in a very short period of time. Termite infestations are more common when a building was poorly maintained. They can enter your home through the smallest hole and once inside the termite infestation can increase exponentially. Because Termites quickly build up resistance against treatments, prevention is the best method of termite control. Termites are often found in the following locations: 

  • Walls
  • Roofs 
  • Basements
  • Attics
  • Decking 
  • Anything with a wooden structure or that is made from wood 

As a termite infestation can cause a lot of damage to a building in a very short period of time. 

It is best to contact Get Pest Control right away so we can connect you with a leading Pest Control Expert as soon as possible. 

Signs Of Termite Infestation

Because termites are subterranean they can often be hard to spot. Below we list some of the common signs that point to a Termite infestation.

  • Termite mud tubes might be observed
  • Wooden windows, doors and floors that sag
  • Dry mud deposits at the door or window joints
  • Other wooden structures on the property might have termite damage
  • Any wooden structure easily broken 

If you observe any of the above signs we urge you to get a termite inspection as soon as possible because it can save your property in the long run.

Termite Treatment with Chemicals in Richards Bay

Preventative Chemical termite treatments stops termites from entering a new area. Termite Baiting is used once the colony has established itself inside the building or premises

Chemical Treatments

You can choose between a localized treatment or a full perimeter treatment. A localized termite treatment aims to keep termites out of a particular section of the structure and a comprehensive perimeter treatment is intended to protect the entire premises, It is advised that you do a comprehensive Termite treatment for peace of mind. Termite treatment typically lasts between 5 and 10 years depending on the treatment type and climate in your area.

Termite Baiting

The procedure of baiting a termite colony takes around three months. Basically, the building is inspected to determine the best placement positions of the bait boxes. The bait used in these boxes is completely non-toxic to humans and mammals guaranteeing that you and your family are safe from poisoning. These bait boxes are inspected every 4 – 6 weeks to monitor the process and refill the bait boxes. Once the bait boxes have been placed the colony will stop damaging your building and will start to eat the bait in the boxes instead. Once the 3-month period is completed the termite infestation should be exterminated or well on its way to being exterminated.

Unfortunately, this does not provide any continued protection against termites and we recommend that you do a chemical treatment of your home once termites are eradicated.

Termite Fumigation

The last but most effective option is termite fumigation. While fumigation completely eradicates termites, it also involves the use of strong chemicals and calls on homeowners to properly prepare the property for treatment. To lessen dangers to the health and safety of family members and pets during the fumigation treatment, the preparation process should be handled carefully and completed before the treatment. 

These preparations include:

  • Making arrangements for accommodations for a few days as you will not be able to enter your property until the fumigation is completed.
  • Removing any food, medication or anything that is ingested from the property that will be fumigated
  • Any house plants need to be removed from the building before fumigation can commence 
  • Any gravel, rocks or uneven terrain must be flattened ensuring that the fumigation tent seals properly.

Once fumigation is completed we recommend applying a chemical treatment to your home protecting it from future infestations.

Fast and Effective Organic Termite Control in Richards Bay

Sodium Bromate Treatments

A common organic termite treatment is borax, often known as sodium borate. This is non-toxic to both people and animals and can help get rid of subterranean termites. It can be used as a spray or paint on recently constructed structures or to help eliminate an existing colony. Borax is usually used in conjunction with other treatments even though it can be used alone.

Heat And Cold Treatments 

Like many other pests, termites cannot withstand conditions that are extremely hot or cold. These methods can be used to get rid of dry wood termite infestations. The temperature is raised to 50–60 °C for at least an hour during heat treatments. The four-day cold treatment procedure necessitates exceptionally low temperatures of -10° Celsius. When an item can be placed in a Hot or Cold Camber, these treatments are often employed.

Nematodes

Unbelievable as it may seem, one of the more unusual termite treatments uses a similar strategy to purchasing a cat to get rid of rats. Termites and other types of insects are preyed upon by parasitic worms called nematodes. They can be introduced into your home with complete safety and can eradicate most termite problems over a short period of time.

Professionally trained using certified Pest Control Techniques

Get Pest Control partners in Richards Bay are Certified members of the SAPCA and utilize personnel trained to AgriSeta standards and are Registered Pest Control Operators with the department of Agriculture ensuring your Family´s and Pets´ safety.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a small pest infestation, you may be able to tackle the problem yourself. By contacting a pest control company on this platform who knows exactly what to do, you could be saving yourself a lot of money in the long run. 

If you are serious about the health and safety of people and animals in your home or building, yes, it is well worth it! You can eradicate all pests at your premises by having a professional deal with it. 

Most companies on this platform use chemical (pesticide) methods to control pests. Rest assured, a SAPCA-certified company will only use chemicals that are safe for humans, animals and the environment.  

Extermination is simply eliminating the pests, while pest control looks holistically at the problem and tackles the root of the problem. 

After the first week or two after the pest control, you may see a lot of dead bugs around. This is normal because as they are exposed to the treatment, they aren’t able to hide away like they usually do.

Always store food away from walls and the floor and try and have equipment sealed to the floor or raise it at least 10 centimetres above the floor. Hygiene is also vital, as is sweeping up food crumbs. 

The first step is to evaluate your problem and check all pest entry areas in your building. They will then treat the problem accordingly and advise you on measures to take to avoid this in the future.  

It is normal to have infestations of rats, cockroaches, termites, etc in your home but you need a professional when it gets out of hand. A bad infestation can pose health and safety risks, and damage your building. Without pest control, your office, shop or restaurant may not comply with health and safety regulations.

Regardless of the pest, it will leave some signs behind. There could be droppings, grime, build-up on surfaces and bite marks on paper and fabric. If you smell something strange that doesn’t go away, it could also be a pest infestation.

Generally speaking, you should stay out of your house or office for 2 to 4 hours after the treatment. Bad infestations require more intense treatments, meaning you may have to stay away longer. 

If you use a SAPCA accredited company for pest control, they will only use methods that are safe for the environment, humans and animals, and will use the correct amount of chemicals for the job. 

Cockroach infestations could result due to storing food close to walls or the floor, poor hygiene or leaving crumbs or foodstuffs out. Ants, rats and mice can become a problem if you have tree branches giving them access to your roof.

Rats and mice emit an unpleasant, ammonia-like and musty odour that smells like urine. Cockroaches give off an oily type of smell that can be described as faecal soy sauce. The smell of old, decaying rubbish (especially in the heat) can attract pests. 

Normally, yes, as there are likely more living in your building. Rats and mice are social animals and breed rapidly, so one rat is almost a definite sign of an infestation. Contact a rat exterminator on this platform to eradicate this problem! 

Rats love certain smells, like rotting rubbish, compost, food waste, unharvested fruit, pet waste and food sitting in pet bowls. If you can try and eliminate these, you may be able to prevent an infestation.

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