Unbeknownst to many South Africans, subterranean termites cause millions of rand in damage annually, compromising the structural integrity of homes built on earth that’s either been untreated or undergone inefficient treatment. These silent pests are able to chew their way through wooden structures and, if left to their own devices, eventually cause the collapse of eaves, beams and other supporting structures.
Prior to the laying of your foundations, the ground beneath your future home needs to be treated for subterranean termites. The soil poisoning process involves the drilling of holes – one meter apart – around the perimeter of the foundations. Termiticides are then pumped into the soil in order to saturate the ground. This will ensure that the treatment is done thoroughly, is effectively carried out and that chemicals that are non-toxic to humans and animals are used.