Termites are whitish-colored insects that normally live in temperate climates. They proliferate easily when certain conditions of temperature and humidity are met.
Its presence is more frequent in the old areas of the cities where the buildings have wooden structures.
Termites create subterranean colonies in which they install their nests and can reproduce infinitely, compounding the difficulty of their elimination. We can affirm that they are social insects since they eat and coexist in large groups forming a community. They work together with the purpose of fulfilling the objective of feeding and expanding the termite mound or colony.
Why Are They So Harmful?
They reproduce so quickly that their presence is not noticed until it is widespread. They feed on the cellulose present in wood, paper, MDF, parquet floors … They are capable of devouring large wooden beams and large-volume furniture from the inside out.
By placing their nests underground, they act hidden within walls and beams in search of food. This is the main reason why it is so difficult to detect their presence and activity. Until the wood is already hollow, we do not realize the severity of the infestation.
How Can You Get Rid Of Termites?
There are different methods or approaches to get rid of termites Each method has its own pros and cons, as well as the level of effectiveness. Here is a look at some of the common methods for eliminating termites.
1. Bait system:
Baits with “food” products are installed that are transported to the colony and this is eradicated little by little, but effectively with the passage of time.
2. Supersaturation injection system:
Injections with a professional anti-xylophagous product are made in all affected and structural wooden elements, with a repellent and insecticidal chemical shock effect.
3. Wall protection system:
Perforations are made in the base of all the load-bearing and structural walls of the building, to later inject the anti-xylophagous product and thus prevent the plague from entering the building.