End to ter­mite invasion

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - HOMES -

THE way in which homes are built in­creases the like­li­hood of a ter­mite invasion. How­ever, there are a num­ber of steps that can be taken dur­ing ren­o­va­tion and con­struc­tion to pre­vent this oc­cur­rence.

The com­mon soil treat­ment or slab in­jec­tion cre­ates a chem­i­cal bar­rier with lim­ited du­ra­tion.

Af­ter the chem­i­cal has biode­graded, sub­ter­ranean ter­mites will en­joy an “open house” in your home.

There is also the risk of ter­mite alates or fly­ing ter­mites in­vad­ing your home by by­pass­ing the treated soil.

This is why con­do­minium units can also be in­fested with ter­mites.

Tim-bor is a non-chem­i­cal and nat­u­ral wood preser­va­tive that pre­vents fun­gal de­cay and is deadly to ter­mites, car­pen­ter ants and roaches, but safe for peo­ple, pets and the en­vi­ron­ment.

It in­ter­feres with the ter­mites’ meta­bolic path­ways. When in­gested, it kills them. Once ap­plied, Tim-bor be­comes part of the wood through a process called dif­fu­sion.

It lasts as long as the wood is kept away from flow­ing wa­ter.

Pest­mas­ter has de­vised a ter­mite con­trol sys­tem that lever­ages on Tim-bor to give your home five lev­els of pro­tec­tion:

> First level: Soil treat­ment or slab in­jec­tion

> Sec­ond level: Ter­mite preven­tion at bare brick walls, elec­tri­cal junc­tion box, elec­tri­cal ducts and wall panel join­ery

> Third level: Tim­ber floor, prod­ucts and fit­tings

> Fourth level: Built-in cab­i­nets and fur­ni­ture

> Fifth level: Roof truss and tim­ber decks

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 03-5633 5688 or e-mail en­quiry@pest­mas­ter.my

Tim-bor is a non-chem­i­cal and nat­u­ral wood preser­va­tive that pre­vents fun­gal de­cay and is deadly to ter­mites, car­pen­ter ants and roaches.

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