Termite Treatment Tshwane

Registered Termite Control within the Greater Tshwane Region

Bugman Pest Control’s areas of operation are extensive, especially in three enormous Johannesburg regions and in Tshwane – the name now given to the greater Pretoria region, whilst the city itself is still known as Pretoria.

Some of the Pretoria/Tshwane sectors are semi-rural or agricultural and therefore offer excellent termite territory, although domestic gardens and commercial developments are not excluded. However, termites are one of South Africa’s most notorious pest species; they definitely appear in and around Tshwane. Like elsewhere in the country, it’s really difficult to eradicate or control them here, unless your teams consist of experienced pest specialists like Bugman’s bugmen.

One internet source claims that some 3 000 termite species have thus far been identified worldwide. It is said that some 1 000 of these occur in Africa. In the Kruger National Park, more than one million “live” termite mounds have been recorded.

Habits of Termites

The main two types of termites found in Tshwane and elsewhere in South Africa are the harvester and subterranean varieties, both of which can cause extensive damage in buildings and structures. Harvester termites attack dead or dying trees or tree matter, plus seasoned and untreated wood in houses and roof timbers (cellulose).

Subterranean termites live in colonies underground. These colonies can be massive, likewise the extent of the structural damage these invaders cause to roof timbers, cupboards, wooden floors, skirting boards, carpets, foundations, gardens and plantations.

Early evidence of their presence can be observed by finding clay tunnels which termites construct around the places that they colonise. Miniscule white mushrooms typically grow on the walls of buildings and in the soil at such colonised areas.

In rural, agriculture areas, termites cause extensive damage to crops too. Their appetites are voracious. These busy creatures number amongst the world’s most successful species; queens’ live longer than any other insect, possibly up to fifty years under good conditions in successful colonies.

Each termite’s lifecycle consists of three stages – egg, nymph and adult. The development period through the middle stage depends on food supply and environmental factors. This also makes it difficult for untrained amateurs to eradicate a colony, since the lifecycle is so variable.

Remarkably, every colony operates as a living unit or entity, with individual members forming part of the whole organism. Natural predators include various types of birds, frogs, spiders, crickets, scorpions, lizards, spiders, small reptiles, bats, mice, aardvarks, anteaters and above all, certain species of ants.

When termites invade humans’ habitat, however, natural predators are usually relatively few or completely absent. Mankind cannot therefore rely on other species to control these creatures, so it’s time to call pest control services, which have the know-how to rid the area of the offending colony. 

Termite Control

Bugman Pest Control may take a twofold approach to ridding your Tshwane property of a termite infestation, the first being preventative, in order to protect roof timbers, furniture and other wooden structures, using SABS approved pesticides.

Next, your registered specialist will recommend a drill and inject treatment, also SABS approved, likewise the pesticide products. This is done around the perimeter of the structure or dwelling, thereby eradicating, destroying and controlling the subterranean termite population within the immediate area.

Such treatments are guaranteed for 5 years. You’ve nothing to lose in Tshwane, Johannesburg, Mpumalanga or the Boland – that is, with the exception of your termite infestation.