Dry Termite Infestation

Dry Termite Infestation

Problem

We often see these small specks of dirt resembling dust specks around the wooden furniture and cupboards. These are actually signs of termite infestation and the white specks are actually feces of dry termite expelled from their tunnels.

Solution

First, we need to identify the problem is caused by Drywood termite. Often, the way to identify there is infestation by Drywood termite is by the feces and debris expelled from the holes as shown in the picture.

Drywood Termite infestation

Do note that unlike Subterranean termites, they do not require soil contact and do not build mud tunnels and nest inside of the infested wood. Often the damage is not noticeable until the infestation becomes very severe.

1. If the wood damaged is very severe, replace the wood or furniture if it can be removed.

2. If the wood cannot be removed, then you need to treat the surface of the wood with Termite Control Oil EM-109. Take note that this only works on wood that is not painted, varnished or with Formica applied on the surface.

3. If the wood surface is unable to be treated, then you will need to drill holes with a 3mm drill bit and inject the holes with Termite Control Oil, EM-109.

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