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In a natural environment, termites (also known as “white ants”) are actually useful to the ecology because they help to break down nutrients from dead trees and plants. However, termites become a formidable threat when they invade our living space. They are considered the most challenging pest to manage, and are financially and structurally damaging to homes and businesses.
Termite infestations can be difficult to detecet because termites live underground and gnaw wood from the inside. This is the reason why asking for professional termite exterminator is the most effective way to detect, monitor and control termites on your property.
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Termite monitoring is a program of prevention designed to protect your property from termite infestation and is backed by Rentokil's warranty
It is important to identify which type of termite is invading your property. Different types of termites behave differently and leave different signs of their presence as they search for food and eat away inside timber.
Read more about different types of termites in Indonesia and the damage they might pose below:
There are some good ways to keep your home is free of termites whether you currently have any or not, these includes:
1. Repair leaking taps and pipes - These include leaking taps, pipes and hot water overflow pipes under or around your home. Repairing these will reduce moisture levels, which attract subterranean termites close to or under your property.
2. Don’t allow climbing plants or bushy gardens to grow against the structure - Climbing plants growing against the side of the structure of your property provide termites with entry undetected.
3. Remove dead trees or stumps - Dead trees and stumps are ideal sites for termites to nest in. Remove these or have them treated to reduce the risk to your property.
4. Remove stored timber, debris and cellulose materials from under, in and around the property and under the house - Storing timber against or under your house or property on a soil sub-floor will provide an attractive food source and nesting site for subterranean termites.
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Get the answers to some of the frequently asked questions about termites we had received.
As Indonesia's population grows, there is numerous area which transforming from densely wooded area to residential area. Due to the ongoing urbanisation in Indonesia, there is pressure for termite colonies to find new food sources to survive.
There are only 2 types of termites that are most often found in Indonesian's home:
Drywood termites like to build their nests and live within wooden structures, which is how they get their name.
As opposed to drywood termites, subterranean termites like to live in the ground. This is because these species of termite need a source of moisture to survive.
Generally, professional termite control cost is dependent on the following factors:
In order to know the exact termite treatment cost, Rentokil needs to carry out a complete termite inspection on your property.
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At Rentokil, we only use termite treatment chemicals approved and registered by the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture.
At least there are 6 different types of liquid termiticides for spraying & injection treatment and also 2 different types of termiticides for termite baiting treatment.
Unfortunately, the answer is yes. Termites treatment are without a doubt need constant and ongoing maintenance to keep those destroyer pests away from your home.
It's possible! If your neighbour is indeed being infested by termites, these termites colony may move to your house as well. This is because termites have to find the nearest food source from their nest.
If your neighbor is doing a house renovation, make sure there is no wood material placed in the outside area for a long time because this could be an attractant for termites to come.