Termite Management

TERMITE MANAGEMENT

The Termite Control Barrier

Termimesh is a unique physical termite barrier using a simple concept of woven stainless steel mesh to stop termites entering buildings through concealed entry points.

The Termimesh Termite Control Barrier is considered by many to be the most effective of all termite barriers for any new development project and has been a trusted name in termite protection and termite prevention for over 16 years in Australia, Japan, USA and Singapore

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How Termites Can Damage Your Home

Termites are a type of insect that have existed for millions of years with the most ancient species coexisting with the dinosaurs.

Termites are commonly called white ants, but are more closely related to cockroaches rather than ants.

Both termites and cockroaches have been among the longest surviving animals in the world and can readily adapt to changing environments.

Currently, the number of termite species around the world is more than 2,500.

The number of termite species and subspecies is likely to increase over time as identification techniques improve.

Subterranean termites cause the majority of damage in Singapore and in Asia

Worker and soldier termites are blind and work 24 hours a day.

A large nest may contain several million termites with thousands added each day from the queen.

The average termite (worker/soldier) has a life span of up to four years.

A termite’s favourite substance is cellulose, which can be found in most wood and paper products. Cellulose can be obtained through sources other than wood, such as grass and debris.

Termites can also attack carpet, plastic, soft metals, including copper, lead, aluminium and electrical cabling.

Most pest species of termites have a high moisture requirement for the colony to survive. They have thin cuticles (skin), which must not dry out, or the termite will die.

Termites are attracted to the wetter areas in buildings via the “concealed passages” of the external debonded plastering, loose tilings, cavity in cladding systems, and following pipings through the slabs and walls.

Termites can squeeze through gaps as small as 1mm.

For more information on termite protection read about our Termimesh Termite Control System, a physical termite barrier that will prevent termites damaging

Termimesh Termite Control Barrier

Did you know that in Singapore and the rest of Asia, termites cause more damage to homes than fires, floods and storms combined?

More and more building owners and consultants are selecting a termite barrier system which not only provide ongoing termite protection for the buildings but require little maintenance and could save money in both the short and long term.

The Termimesh Termite Control System is a No Poison, No Chemicals, Totally Engineered Stainless Steel Physical Barrier System that is Safe, Durable, Sustainable and is Zero Impact on the Environment.

So protect your new property from termite damage and contact us

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Why you need Termite Protection

Termites cause extensive damage to the structure of homes or commercial building, as well as the fixtures, fittings and floor coverings inside.

$2.0 billion is spent annually in the United States to repair damage caused by termites. Termite damage, in most cases, may not be visible for at least 12 to 18 months beyond the initial infestation. By then your property may be harbouring up to a million termites.

You cannot insure your property against termite damage as you can against other natural threats and yet the huge amount of damage annually gets little or no publicity.

Termites are a hidden danger. Be sure you are protected.

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Preventing Termite Damage

Termites that cause most damage to properties nest underground where they remain

except at certain times of the year, when the conditions are right, usually just before rain, young reproductives break out looking to make a new nest.

It takes five years or more for a nest to become big enough and for its numbers to grow to the stage that their search for food becomes widespread. By this stage, their numbers will

be counted in millions.

So while there may be no termites near a properties when it is built, they may well be there in the near future.

Termite food is cellulose in its many forms. In natural conditions that means trees. Termites search underground for food – old wood or old trees or get into the roots of new or dead standing trees and into their core.

It is during this search for food that termites find your home or building and the danger is always from underground.

To a termite, your home or building is a simple source of food and millions of them hunt for an entry to get at the wooden framework, wall cladding, the wooden fixtures and any source of cellulose in the construction or contents of the house.

Steel framing or treated timber does not offer full termite protection. Termites can still attack fixtures and fittings in your home or building.

Termites eat the internal structure of timber leaving a thin shell, which provides protection against predators and stops them being desiccated.

Termite damage often goes unnoticed until it is quite extensive.

The warmth given out by electrical fittings also attracts termites and their activity can cause electrical failures and fires.

If termites are present and searching for food, any tiny hole will allow them in. Termites can get into the property through a hole as small as 1.4mm.

For more information on termite protection read about our Termimesh Termite Control System , a physical termite barrier that will prevent termites damaging your new home or building.

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