Termites are often called the “silent destroyer” because they may be secretly hiding and thriving in your home without any immediate signs of damage. All termites consume cellulose-based plant materials. Unfortunately, all homes, regardless of their construction type, can provide cellulose food for termite infestation.Subterranean termite homes are usually formed in soil. Within these mounds, termites build elaborate tunnel systems and mud tunnels through which they access above-ground food sources. There are many ways you can identify termites, however, time spent on trying to identify could lead to costly repairs and mounting frustration when you leave the infestation untreated.
Read on to find out about ORIGIN Exterminator’s inspection and termite control plan for these costly home invaders.

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Eliminate moisture conditions around your home –repairing leaking air-conditioning units – to avoid luring termites into your home.

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IDENTIFY THE PEST

A highly sensitive Thermal Imaging Camera, which is used to detect variations of temperature, identifies the surfaces that exhibit thermal abnormality, which can attract termite infestations. Reports generated then allow pinpointing of the exact areas at which termites are likely to attack.
Find out more about various species of termites that affect the home in our blogpost on termites!

TREATMENT METHODS

Termites are strong in numbers, with colonies consisting of up to 2 million members, thriving in the soil deep underground. This makes them a particularly challenging pest to control. ORIGIN’s Termite Elimination Team offers several treatment methods to detect and eradicate termites at different stations.

  1. Corrective action
    Our ORIGINators start by installing Above Ground Stations along active mud trails. These secluded stations attract termites to feed on our Termiticide bait.

    ORIGIN Specialised Termite Bait
    • Our termite bait is less toxic than table salt
    • It is not harmful for small children, pets and non target animals
    • It does not harm other beneficial insects such as earthworms or caterpillars
    • It is slow acting to allow/encourage maximum circulation by the termites
    • It can achieve 100% colony elimination


  2. Termiticide bait activity
    Over the course of a few weeks, we replenish the bait when necessary. This enables the Termite Workers to transfer the Termiticide throughout the colony for complete elimination.


  3. ORIGIN Stamp of Elimination
    As the Termiticide bait takes effect; termite activity will gradually cease. At this stage, the stations are removed.
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To prevent re-infestation by other termite colonies and for additional peace of mind, ORIGIN can install In-Ground Stations surrounding your premises as a preventive measure. There are two main type of in-ground stations:

  1. Soil In Ground
    • For use in landscaped areas
    • The cover is flushed to the ground
    • The cover is also lockable to prevent access to the stations


  2. Concrete In Ground
    • For use in driveways, tiled areas and concrete areas
    • The cover is flushed to the ground
    • The cover is lockable to prevent access to the stations
    • The cover is extremely durable and can withstand use in driveways with high traffic from cars


  3. ORIGIN Stamp of Elimination
    As the Termiticide bait takes effect; the termite activity will gradually cease. At this stage, the stations are removed.