Termite Control in Singapore
The termite pest is a kind of wood damaging insects that can cause serious destruction to your property. Generally, they thrive in the humid climate in Singapore and are capable of destroying furniture and wood structures.
A termite infestation should not be neglected as damages resulting from termite activities can be devastating. Termites are capable of damages that not only affect the aesthetics of your decor but in severe cases, the structure of your property may be compromised. Besides damaging your property, the presence of termites can also bring health risks as they are capable of infesting circuit boxes and wire trunking. When these components go unchecked, it may lead to a short circuit or even fire. Eventually, when signs of a termite infestation surface, there might have already been a substantial amount of damage done to your property.
Your best solution to eliminate a termite infestation is to contact an expert from Bingo Pest for a free consultation and establishing a termite control in Singapore. A termite specialist will then access the situation and customise the best termite treatment plan to remove termites from your property while offering recommendations to prevent recurring infestations.
Signs of a Termite Infestation
A termite infestation usually goes unnoticed as they live underground. Significant damages would have been caused when obvious signs of an infestation start showing. Here are warning signs that you may be facing termite issues:
Termites travel in mud tubes made from soil, dirt and debris to protect them from the dryness in the air. It allows the termites to travel safely from their nest to the food source.
Tunnels in Wood
Often difficult to spot from the outside, these tunnels or termite galleries are used by them to travel within the wood.
Also known as frass, grainy termite droppings are discarded out of the termite colony to avoid build-up and support movement for further feeding activities.
As termites feed on the wood, it causes structures such as windows and doors to warp, making them difficult to open or close.
Flying termites, also known as alates, are the reproductive members of a termite colony. Presence of alates or discarded wings may symbolise an active termite infestation.
Termites communicate by vibrations as they bang their heads against the walls to give signals to the colony. This results in a faint clicking sound.
Common Termite Damage & How to Prevent Them
Termite damage can cause emotional, cosmetic and financial consequences. Find out the common damage caused by termites and how a termite control programme can keep your property safe from a termite infestation.
Types of Termites in Singapore
There are over 200 termite species in the world and only 3 common types of termites are found in Singapore. They are:
Normally found in soil and require moisture from the soil to travel above the ground.
They can travel and live in the wood without moisture by building termite galleries.
Feed on wood with a high level of moisture such as decaying logs or timbre.
Termite Control Solutions in Singapore
At Bingo Pest, we know that no two properties are the same. Deploying a termite treatment at home can be different from that in a business property. Be it preventive or reactive termite treatments, our specialists in termite control are ready to develop a personalised anti-termite plan based on your needs and requirements. Find out how you can get rid of termites with these popular and effective termite control treatments available:
Termite Inspection and Detection
Track and detect the presence of termites with a non-intrusive and non-invasive tool. It utilises radar technology, moisture sensors and/or thermal sensors to identify any signs of termites on your property.
Pre-Construction Termite Prevention
Also known as a soil treatment, this termite treatment helps to establish a protective zone against termites by spraying the termiticide on the soil before the construction of a building. A warranty of 7 or 10 years against termite activities will be offered upon completion of the treatment.
Corrective Treatment (Landed Homes and Commercial Properties)
This termite treatment for home and business properties requires the drilling of holes around the perimeter of the premise before a liquid termiticide is injected into them. This creates a protective barrier around the property against termites. The holes will then be patched up thereafter. The termite control solution also eliminates any existing termite infestation and comes with up to 10 years warranty.
Corrective Treatment (Apartments)
Similar to the termite treatment for landed homes, drilling will be carried out by our team of termite specialists along the skirtings and built-in wooden items. It is also encouraged to spray on carpentry items before a renovation to prevent and get rid of termites. A 3-year warranty will be provided upon completion of the treatment.
There are 2 types of baiting – in-ground and above-ground. In-ground baiting treatments are recommended for the landscape as a monitoring station for any termite activities. A termite bait will be placed within the station to eradicate the termites should any activities be detected.
On the other hand, above-ground baiting stations act as alternate food sources for the termites to feed on. This encourages them to bring back the termite bait and share the active ingredients with their colony to create a domino effect in eliminating the termites.
Roof Treatment for Termites
This treatment involves the spraying of termiticide on the timbre wood found in the ceiling structure to enhance the protection against potential damages caused by termites. A 1-year warranty will be offered once the treatment completes. This is to give you peace of mind and protect your property against termites.
Drywood Termite Elimination Plan
This is a reactive treatment to deal with an existing termite infestation. Small holes will be drilled on the affected wooden structure or furniture before injecting a liquid termiticide into the galleries to eliminate termites and prevent further damage.
Garden Termite Treatment
Spraying a plant-safe liquid termiticide on the affected areas. The treatment will be carried out on trunks and the surrounding soil to eradicate termites from your plants.
Choosing the Right Termite Control Solution
Bingo Pest shares the various termite control options available, the price involved in a professional termite control treatment and how to select the most effective termite management plan in Singapore.
How often should we disinfect a place?Regular cleaning helps to reduce pathogens including bacteria, viruses and fungi on commonly-shared surfaces. This helps to reduce the risk of transmission from surfaces including keyboards, door knobs and switches. Therefore, it is recommended to carry out cleaning daily to get rid of contaminants that may land on the surfaces. Besides cleaning, you may consider a professional sanitisation and disinfection misting treatment to thoroughly cleanse your property. This may be done as one-off service or regularly based on your needs.
How do i disinfect a house with COVID-19 exposure?Household bleach and alcohol (70% to 90%) can be used for surface disinfection. You should first wipe down the surfaces with water and detergent to remove any traces of dirt before carrying out the disinfection. In addition to surface disinfection, a professionally-conducted disinfection misting service can help to get rid of viruses lingering in the air. This treatment is suitable to be carried out not only for residential homes but also ideal for businesses with COVID-19 exposure.
What is the price of a professional disinfection service?The cost of disinfection services may vary depending on several factors such as the scope of work, size of your property and frequency of treatment. It may also cost more to disinfect premises with confirmed COVID-19 cases as there are more prerequisites to the service including the need to don full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to carry out the service.
Frequently Asked Questions About Termite Control
Why Choose Bingo Pest?
Our experienced and NEA-certified termite specialists have undergone intensive trainings and are equipped with expert skills to carry out termite treatments safely and effectively.
Fast Response Time
Pests cannot wait. That’s why we offer same-day termite control in Singapore. We have a team of termite control specialists all around Singapore to offer you services wherever you are.
Quality & Assurance
With close to 2 decades of experience and wide range of termite treatments available, we offer and follow an effective termite management approach to eradicate termites and the sources of infestations.
We conduct termite control and use only solutions and chemicals approved by the relevant government authorities and agencies.
Available 24/7, We ensure that all your enquiries are attended to promptly and professionally. Contact us today to speak with our team of friendly officers.
We make termite treatments affordable. Our prices are reasonable, competitive and transparent without hard-selling.
Engage a Termite Control Specialist
Find out which termite control solutions are suitable for you. Consult with a termite control professional at Bingo Pest and schedule a termite inspection today.