Termite Control - Subterranean termites

Termite Control - Subterranean termites

Subterranean termites

Subterranean termites are most commonly found across the UAE and they are sometimes called "White Ants" due to some similarities. They are a highly destructive timber pest, causing major structural timber damage to domestic / commercial buildings all over the country.

Subterranean termites are small in size (about half the size of match-head - 4-11 mm) and soft bodied insects. They build a central colony nest from which they construct underground tunnels that radiate within a 90 meter radius from a central colony nest in search of a timber (cellulose) food source.

Authorities in the UAE made it obligatory to have a Pre-Construction Termite Treatment prior to construction of any commercial or residential property, which works as a great prevention method.

But in case of termite infestation, a Post-Construction termite treatment will be need, which includes drilling around the premises and injecting pesticides inside the drilled holes to form an anti-termite barrier around the premises.

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