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Termite Control Services and Termite Treatments

Do you hear sounds coming from your walls? Have you noticed any mud tubes around your property? Termites might be destroying your property as we speak! Contact Get Pest Control today and get fast effective Termite Treatments in your area.

Telltale signs of a Termite Infestation

Below we will give you some pointers on how to spot termites on your property:

  • Termite mud tubes can be seen on your or neighbouring properties 
  • Any wooden object sagging or with holes in it.
  • Small mud deposits can be found around windows, doors or any cracks/slits
  • Other wooden structures may be damaged or brittle on the property
  • Any wooden structures are weak and break easily

If you have seen any of the above we recommend that you arrange a termite inspection as soon as possible.  

When it comes to Termite Infestations you should not wait.

Termite infestation can wreak havoc on a building in a very short period of time. They will destroy anything made of wood that is not treated correctly. Poorly maintained properties are easily infected as the termites will find it easier to gain access to the wood. They can cause major structural termite damage in a very short period of time and will attract any of the following: 

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

Termite infestations grow exponentially and can cripple a building in a matter of weeks sometimes and destroy a building in a matter of a few months. This is why we ask you to act as soon as possible.

Termite Species

In South Africa, the two main culprits in termite-related damage are subterranean and harvester termites. Often mistaken for white ants due to their pale appearance, these termites play distinct roles in their ecosystems but can cause significant structural damage if they invade your home.

Harvester Termites

Harvester termites are prevalent in arid and semi-arid regions of South Africa. These termites are known for their habit of collecting and eating grass, which often leads to visible patches of cleared ground. Unlike other termite species, harvesters are less likely to invade homes but can devastate vegetation, including garden crops and grassy lawns.

Subterranean Termites

Subterranean termites, on the other hand, are the most destructive termite species. These termites build their colonies underground in the soil and create mud tunnels to access food sources above ground. They are known for their ability to chew through wood, flooring, and even wallpaper, which can lead to costly repairs. Protecting your home against these hidden invaders is crucial, as they can cause extensive damage before they are even detected.

Termite Treatment Methods and Termite Control Treatment

With termites, it is best to employ a preventative control plan as once they infest your property it is a lot more costly to control them.

Chemical Termite Barriers

Chemical barriers are a foundational element of termite control 101, offering long-term termite protection for your property. This treatment involves creating a continuous chemical barrier around and beneath the foundation of your home. The process can deter and kill termites attempting to penetrate the protected area. Typically, the application takes a day, depending on the size of your home. Maintenance checks are recommended every 6 to 12 months to ensure the barrier remains intact and effective. Utilizing this method in conjunction with regular inspections can greatly reduce the risk of future infestations, keeping your home safe from the destructive paths of termites. Treatments typically last between 5  and 10 years depending on the type.

Termite Bait Stations

Termite baiting is one of the strategies used once your property has been infected. The treatment usually takes 3+ months to totally eliminate and colony. Bait boxes will be replenished every 4 to 6 weeks. Once Boxes have been placed the termites will choose to consume the bait rather than your property limiting further damage. Once the infestation is eliminated we recommend applying a preventative chemical treatment to protect against future infestations.

Termite Fumigation

Termite fumigation is the final but most effective choice. While fumigation entirely eradicates a termite colony, it also uses potent chemicals and necessitates that the property is evacuated for a period of time. Once fumigation is completed we recommend applying a chemical treatment to your home protecting it from future infestations.

Fast and Effective Organic Termite Control

There are several ways to effectively treat termites organically.  Sodium Bromate Sprays and paints are safe for People and animals and are often used as a curative and preventative measure. There are also some Nautal DIY ways to get rid of termites. Heat and cold treatments are also popular when the item treated can be placed in heat or cold chamber. The temperature is raised or lowered making the chamber inhospitable for the termites. Another interesting natural treatment is utilizing nematodes that prey on termites. This works similarly to getting a cat to control rats on your property. For more info on these control methods visit our Termite Control City page near you.

Professionally trained using certified Pest Control Techniques

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

Contact Get Pest Control today for safe and effective termite treatments. We will connect you with a trusted Get Pest Control partner near you.

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