End to ter­mite in­va­sion

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - STAR HOMES -

THE way 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.

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 de­tails, call 03-5633 5688 or e-mail en­quiry@pest­mas­ter.my

Con­do­minium units can also be in­fested with ter­mites.

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