In Singapore, termite control is an often overlooked service. This is not surprising given that termite occurrences are not as common as sightings of ants or cockroaches. Yet termites (also known as white ants) are often regarded as one of the most notorious house pests. Termite infestations are more common than most people think too, given that Singapore’s humid environment provides the best conditions for these white ants to flourish. And because white ants prefer to establish their colonies in wooden furniture and are attracted to timbre, households are especially prone to their attacks. Pest Control Singapore offers the best termite control service in Singapore, bringing you effective termite control at an affordable price.
How to Check for Termites?
Termites are usually difficult to spot as they often thrive in household furniture undetected. These white ants may attack wooden furniture, shelves and even books. Homeowners may conduct their own termite inspections by looking out for the following signs of termite infestations:
- Winged termites or shed wings near window sills
- A hollow sound produced by tapping on wooden furniture
- Mud tunnels
- Blistered paint
While conducting the inspection, homeowners should be careful of mistaking the harmless ants for termites. Termites usually have longer bodies and have an unprotected white abdomen, unlike ants which are fully covered in exoskeleton. If a termite infestation is suspected, homeowners should seek professional assistance in analysing the potential breeding grounds for these pests in order to ensure their complete extermination.
Protecting Your Home against Termites
As a preventive termite control measure, homeowners should always ensure that:
- Water supply is switched off when not in use
- Wooden furniture should not be in contact with soil
- Gutters are kept clean
- Vents are not obstructed
- Stationary water on roofs are always removed
While these measures may help in protecting your home from termite infestations, they are not full proof. Termites may still enter your home and invade your furniture by other means. Hence, it is important to conduct regular checks on your home environment to ensure that you are not providing the perfect conditions for termites to breed.
Termites can cause significant damage to your furniture by eating away at wooden structures, causing expensive furniture to become unstable. These pests are attracted to the scent of timbre wood and prefer moist environments when choosing their habitats. While many pests such as cockroaches and ants may be repelled by using over-the-counter solutions, termites are difficult to control and cannot be easily exterminated.
Why Seek Professional Termites Control Help?
While there may be Do-It-Yourself (DIY) products for termite control available online, these are mostly ineffective in treating termite problems. It is important to ensure that the Queen Termite is killed to destroy the whole colony. These DIY solutions are usually not able to do that; in some instances, they may even cause the termites to relocate their nest, making it difficult to fully eradicate them. When dealing with termite issues, it is wise to contact a professional pest control company specialising in Termites Control so as to effectively destroy the colony before the termites do significant damage to your home.
Why choose us?
Top Pest Control is the most trusted termites and pest control service available in Singapore. With 30 years of industry experience, our exterminators provide the most effective solutions for your termite problems. We use the most advanced technology to detect termite invasions in homes, ensuring that even the most remote spots are thoroughly checked. Our industry professionals are well-trained in termite control and other pest control services, providing you with added peace of mind whenever you engage us.
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