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Termite management by PECOPP

We at PECOPP thoroughly inspect and recommend customised control plans to you for protection of your property from termites. We have fifty years of experience in treating more than thirty-five thousand buildings at Mumbai against termites. Our termite solutions are for pre-construction and post-construction anti-termite treatments of buildings.

Our pre-construction anti-termite treatment

We protect your home from termites through our anti-termite treatment when your building is under construction. This is when our treatment is most effective. After your building is complete and you have laid the tiles, we have limitations in creating an effective termite barrier at your home.

Pre-construction anti-termite treatment commences half a meter below the ground, is affordable and acts as a great selling point for the property’s buyers.

Pre construction anti-termite treatment happens in three stages as described below-

Stage 1: Treatment of top surface on plinth filling under the slab

We treat the consolidated earth with 5 litres termiticide per square metre before a construction crew lays a slab on the floor.  It is important that further construction does not disturb the anti-teremite treatment. Well-rammed soil that disallows seepage is treated with 5 to 7.5 cm deep holes of 12 mm diameter at 15 cm gap to allow saturation of the termiticide.

At PECOPP, we give our customers experience the utmost importance and offer a 60-day warranty and free follow-up visits to ensure that your problem is fully resolved.

Stage 2: Treatment of external perimeter

We treat the soil along the building’s internal wall with termiticide at the rate of 7.5 litres per square metre of the vertical surface of the sub-structure to 30 cm depth.  In addition, we apply termiticide to a shallow channel along the wall through a 12 mm diameter steel rod pierced to a depth of 30 cm every 15 cm to uniformly disperse the termiticide.

Stage 3: Treatment of top surface on plinth filling under the slab

We do treatment of untreated earth refill along the external perimeter of the building after completion by rodding at 15cm interval to a depth of 30 cm to expose the foundation wall surface. We pour termiticide emulsion along the wall at the rate of 7.5 litres per square metre of the vertical surface and tamp back the earth into place.

Post construction anti-termite treatment

To stop and prevent the movement of termites from the ground, we drill holes from inside your premises at the junction of the wall and the floor or just above the skirting (depending on the flooring) at an angle of 45 degrees. We drill the holes along the side of the entire outer wall at approximately 30 cm or 12-inch intervals. We pour a pesticide emulsion into these holes to soak the masonry. If your premises are on the ground floor, we also treat the partition walls. We don’t drill on the partition walls above the ground floor because the termites cannot penetrate mechanical barrier of the RCC slabs. It takes us two to three hours to treat a flat of about seven hundred square feet.

Check-up

For a one-year AMC after the initial treatment at the start of the contract, our technician will visit your premises for an inspection twice a year and four times a year for the two-year AMC.

In AMCs we carry out re-treatments against termites, if there is a recurrence of termites without any additional cost.  We generally detect presence of termites during our inspection or you may find them in the interim of two of our inspections.

Five-year maintenance contract

You can sign up for a five-year comprehensive anti-termite treatment contract with PECOPP for your entire building to avail a five-year warranty against termite infestation. In a five-year contract we use the following BIS specification for our termite treatment:

  1. External Treatment of soil around the building foundation of your building
  2. Internal Treatment of masonry wall bases
  3. Treatment of all wooden sections of the building.

External Treatment: We create a chemical barrier between the termites in the soil and the treated building. We drill holes as close as possible to the plinth wall 30 cm. apart if the building has concrete cover or masonry apron around the walls. We pour a termiticide into the soil through equidistant holes to create a chemical barrier for preventing termites or killing them if they cross it.  If your building is on pillars, we drill holes around the pillar for anti-termite treatment and apply termiticide into soil through those holes.

Internal Treatment of the base of masonry walls:  We do the internal treatment at the base of masonry walls and of woodwork like described above in  process of one-year AMC for post-construction anti-termite treatment. We effectively control termites from the soil when we treat your building at the ground level.

All wooden sections of the building: Further, on all floors of a building, we protect susceptible wood-work in doors and windows by treatment like in wall skirting. We spray infested areas in the walls and spot treat the ceiling against termites.

At PECOPP, we give our customers experience the utmost importance and offer a 60-day warranty and free follow-up visits to ensure that your problem is fully resolved.

Warranty
We give a five-year warranty in comprehensive anti-termite treatment of the entire building, .During the warranty we treat the building at no charge if there is any re-infestation of termites.

 

Frequency of Inspections

  1. After the initial treatment, we inspect the entire building once every quarter in the first year.
  2. In the second year, we inspect it once every six months for termites.
  3. After two years we make annual visits till the end of the contract.

Our inspection visits are to find out whether there has been any re-infestation of termites. If there is termite re-infestation, we do a corrective treatment at no added cost. If you spot termites in the tenure of our warranty, you can call us for treating the affected part of your premises.

What can you do to prevent termites at your home?

  • Avoid moisture accumulation at the foundation of your home as water attracts termites.
  • Divert rainwater through functioning downspouts, gutters and splash blocks.
  • Ensure ventilation in crawl spaces to regulate and control humidity.
  • Eliminate soil contact of structural wood by keeping a gap of more than one inch between the soil and wood at your home.
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Troubles termites can cause in your house!

Termites are winged insects of the insect order Isoptera and feed on decaying plant materials. Termites’ guts have a cellulose-degrading enzyme to help them feed on wood, paper, cloth, straw or any other material containing cellulose.

Subterranean termites are most destructive as they build distinctive tunnels or “mud tubes” to reach food sources and protect themselves from open air.  Termites are not visible when they move inside mud tubes and they may cause extensive damage to wood internally prior to detection.

Let’s dive more into facts and trivia about termites!

How do termites look?

There are three distinct castes of subterranean termites which differ physically and those are reproductives, workers and soldiers. The reproductive’s include the king, queen and alates. The termite queen is integral to a colony’s growth. It’s the largest termite while the king is much smaller. Alates, or swarmers, have long, dark-brown to almost black bodies and translucent, slightly milky-coloured wings. Their bodies are 0.67-1.27 cm long and their wings may have a few barely visible hairs. Unlike swarmers, workers and soldiers do not have wings.

Workers are about 0.67cm or less in length and cream. They have small jaws to chew away at wood and move materials.

Soldiers have large mandibles, rectangular heads and flat and wide bodies.

How will I know that my house is infested with termites??

Subterranean termite infestations can occur inside or outside a home. The presence of mud tubes is the most common sign of infestation. Mud tubes are long tunnels of wood and soil to protect termites from drying out as they travel from the soil into a building.

Other signs of subterranean termite infestation are soft wood that sounds hollow when tapped, darkening or blistering of wood structures, uneven or bubbling paint, and small piles of termite faeces near a mud tube.

Discarded wings near doors or on windowsills indicate that swarmers have entered and may have infested the home.

This visual shows how termites enter a home through small tunnels on walls.

Ready to Fight Termites with PECOPP?

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About Us

We at PECOPP established this company with one vision in mind: To bring innovation and convenience to the Pest control industry.

Being 50 years in the pest control business, we have tackled all types of pests in all kinds of premises from residential, housing societies, restaurants, factories, offices, hospitals, and many more.

Reach Us

4, Sun Estate, Sun Mill Compound
Sitaram Jadhav Marg, Lower Parel
Mumbai – 400013

P: 7208993333

info@pecopp.com