Termites treatment

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Termite Information

How to recognize a termite?

Termites are a group of eusocial insects that live in colonies organized by castes.

From a termite pair are born larvae which, after several moults, give sterile workers and soldiers, or nymphs, which will give sexual adults (able to reproduce).
They eat cellulose and radiate foraging tunnels in the heart of the wood in search of food.
There are about 2700 species of termites. In France we commonly meet:
Subterranean termites (termites in contact with the ground or a source of moisture)
Dry wood termites

The termites larvae undergo between 5 to 6 successive moults. It is the worker termites who are solely responsible for the damage.
They are wingless, blind, whitish / yellow in color for a length of 4 to 6 mm

What damage do termites cause?

Regularly hiding from light, termites are hard to spot. Some clues can nevertheless suggest their presence:

The termite mound being located on the ground, you will first have to look for their presence in the wooden elements in contact with the floors or walls
A broken baseboard, a fragment of woodwork torn off following a shock, can reveal a completely hollowed out wood.

Tiny black holes, as big as a pinhead, on plaster ceilings and walls
Termite galleries are always empty of sawdust (unlike wood-boring beetles).
Termites dig the wood inside. Weakened wood does not maintain properly the structure of the building.

They can degrade any object made of wood and cellulose (furniture, books …)
Never neglect the presence of termites, their activity can cause the collapse of buildings if they are left deserted. It is strongly recommended to approach a professional expert.

How to detect the presence of termites?

Because the termite mound is located on the ground, termites are difficult to spot. Mabi has developed a simple and effective solution! Use a monitoring station.

How does a termite detection station work?

Laying monitoring stations around a building allows the detection of Subterranean Termite activity, checking periodically the stations thanks to a removable plug.

In case of activity, an eradication method can be set up quickly.

The sharp and rigid form of the stations has been specially designed for an easy and fast implementation into the soil.

The open areas facilitate access of termites to the timber bait placed inside.

Termites wall treatment

How to treat termites?

Once the presence of termites is confirmed it is necessary to treat the walls and the wood frame. The MABI method is simple & effective! You act in depth for lasting results, you use reliable & efficient equipment to save time on your jobs

Termites wall treatment with 3 steps

Drill

Holes must be drilled depending on the diameter of the injector used (Ø12, 14 or 18mm) which is chosen in accordance with the structure’s condition: small diameter for dense masonry; bigger diameter for friable masonry.

Injection holes are drilled preferably on the outside of the building, following a horizontal line closest to the ground.

Injectors’ implementation

Injectors are inserted into each drilled hole, using a hammer and a mounting tool.
They have been developed to keep enough pressure during and after the injection; to obtain an optimal diffusion of the product into the thickness of the wall.

For thick walls, friable or with cavities, it is recommended to use, at the bottom of the injector, diffusing tubes driven into the thickness of the wall.

Inject

The product is injected with low pressure thanks to a gun and the corresponding MABI pump.

The pressure used has to allow a good product penetration avoiding leaks outside.

For each injection, the injected product quantity should be controlled in order to respect the manufacturer’s chemical product instructions (product quantity to be injected per linear meter).

Termites wood treatment

How to treat termites?

Wood treatment in 5 steps

  • Scraping,
  • Brushing
  • Drilling
  • Injecting
  • Spraying

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The methods are given for information purposes only.

Always refer to the local legislation and to the chemical manufacturer’s label before starting any job.

Always wear the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required and officially approved for chemical handling, including gloves, coverall, respirator and protective eyewear.