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Pest Files

Termites are small soft busied insects, which many people call “white ants” however, though they look similar, they are not related. There are many different termite species in Malaysia, some are important recyclers of dead and decaying timber only a few cause economic damage.

Species that cause problems to properties:

  • Coptotermes gestroi
  • Coptotermes curvignathus
  • Coptotermes havilandi
  • Coptotermes kalshoveni
  • Coptotermes sepangensis
  • Macrotermes gilvus
  • Macrotermes pakistanicus
  • Globitermes sulphureus
  • Schedorhinotermes sp.
  • Microcerotermes sp.

These species are Coptotermes species, About 90% of property damages in Malaysia are caused by Coptotermes. They constantly forage of food resources cellulose, they primary component of wood.

Termites live and work together in large groups known as colonies. They are divided in to various groups known as: Queen, King, Soldiers, Workers and Alates. The Queen is the reproductive sources of the colony, she ensures replenishment and further growth of the colony.

King & Queen

At least one king and queen at the centre of every termite colony, the queen’s responsible for reproduce.
Some live for as long as 30 years. The Queen may lay as many as 3,000 eggs per day.



Workers

Workers are blind, wingless responsible to maintain the colony exp: Build and repair the nest and earthen shelter tubes, forage for food and taking care of members in colony.They are the most numerous caste and the most likely to be found inside infested wood.



Soldiers

Soldiers defend the colony against attack by predatory enemies such as ants, and are equipped with large jaws (mandibles)



Winged Reproductive’s

These termites will eventually leave the colony as adult Swarmers “Male and females” & they shed their wings to mate if suitable environment located. They are often confused with ant swarmers.



Control Methods

In order to detect potential pest issue early, we recommend you have regular inspection at your premises. All of our services are tailored to suit the need of your individual business.

Termite Baiting

The objective of termite baiting is to place a food source that contains toxicant. Foraging termites that find the baits will consume and share the food containing the toxicant with its nest mates including the Queen and the King through a process called trophallaxis. Elimination process may require approximately 2 to 12 weeks depending on the size of the colony, typically between 6 to 8 weeks. Exterminex termite baiting system offers two types of systems, namely above-ground baiting system and in-ground baiting system
 

Soil Treatment

Preventive soil treatment is carried out when the property is being built. Termiticide solution will be sprayed over the soil for the entire built up area include the perimeter and sub-floor of a building to eradicate termites attempting to gain entry into the building through a treated soil area.
 

Corrective Treatment

The objective of the treatment is to termite proof a building against termite infestation by creating a Termicidal barrier around the perimeter ground beams and columns of the building. In order to reach the soil under the slab of the building, it is necessary to drill holes through the slab and then injection of Termicidal chemical is applied.
 

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