Termites have an amazing ability to cause destruction in every piece of furniture, floor, and door, due to their dependence on a very large extent on causing losses and the collapse of homes because of them. In all its forms.
It represents the greatest harm to the environment, as it attacks trees and feeds on leaves, which causes rapid damage and drought. Therefore, termite control is an urgent necessity directly on agricultural lands, especially those planted with sugar cane, rice, and date trees.
In Dubai in particular, termites abound, especially in agricultural areas and at construction sites. Therefore, care must be taken to combat them by all means.
Below we will discuss a group of topics related to termite control in Dubai and how to combat them
- The White Termite
- Termite life cycle
- Types of termites
- Termite cults
- Symptoms of termite infestation
- Termite control before construction
- Control steps before construction
- Therapeutic control steps
- Reasons for the appearance of termites in the house
- Termite control at home
- Home remedies for termite control
- Natural ways to combat termites
- Chemical methods of termite control
- Best termite control exterminator
- Seven ways to prevent termites
- Advantages of the termite control company Mazaya
- Customer opinions on termite control
The White Termite
Termites are one of the most dangerous insects on the planet because they may lead to the collapse of entire properties by feeding on cellulose in the folds of buildings. It is an insect that lives in colonies numbering from 30000 to 2.5 million individuals. It feeds on cellulose that is found in our daily uses (money – clothes – paper – carpets – curtains – pillows and mattresses – wooden furniture – all kinds of fabrics).
Types of termites
There are many types of termites in Dubai, but the most common are several types:
The first type is “dry wood ants”
Dry wood ants are one of the most common termites in Dubai. They appear on windows in homes, institutions, and wooden doors in the first place. It requires a great effort to combat it, as it requires treatment of its problems with rapid injection, and it must be treated as soon as it is discovered quickly because it spreads very quickly in buildings and destroys Timber and buildings.
The second type “Formsan ants”
Formosan ants are a type that appears in the walls and also in the wood. Its problem is also the speed of its reproduction and spread, and it needs a permanent maintenance process after treatment due to its large number, which cannot be completed from the first treatment, especially if the outbreak was large in the beginning.
The third type “Damis ants”
Damis ants are not a well-known species because they rarely appear, but they may also be infected. Therefore, it needs specialists in dealing with termites to deal with it and to know the type of infection of this type. It also feeds on cellulose found in wood and thus destroys buildings and wood as well.
Type IV “Ground Termites”
Termites live in groups or colonies that feed on wood, and this type of termites can dig underground tunnels to reach a length of about forty-five meters, this type is widespread throughout the United States, but it is rare to find it in any cold climate and all statistics show 95% of termite losses are caused by this type of termites.
The fifth type “wet wood ants”
Wet wood ants live inside any wet wood, and this species is common in homes with plumbing problems. The original habitat of this species is on the Pacific coasts, and only a few of them can be found in South Florida, but it does not cause any damage to it.
But what concerns us is the species that are abundant in Dubai, and they are the first 3 species mentioned at the beginning.
Termite cults & Termite control in Dubai
Knowing the ant cults is very important to know the nature of ants and the types that you will direct so that you can eliminate them completely.
The ant in the termite colony is responsible for all the damage caused by termite infestations because it feeds and in turn, feeds all the colony denominations, and its number represents 97% of the number of termites in the entire colony and its color is pale, sterile and also blind.
It is the ant in the colony responsible for guarding and protecting the colony. It has a very strong and toothed jaw, and its head is very dark in color, and it is approximately one-third of the length of its body, and the rest of the body is a light, slightly pale color, and its number is from 1-3% of the colony’s population. The insect is sterile and blind as well.
winged fertile sexual individuals
They are termites that appear in the fall and spring and are dark in color and have eyes that see and are not blind like the rest of the previous species and have wings and are fertile and turn into queens and kings to establish new colonies after that.
It is one of the ants resulting from fertile sexual individuals, and there must be a single queen in the colony that works to link all the members of the colony to each other and produces eggs as it lays about 6 eggs per minute, and only one king lives with her in the whole colony.
“Manifestations and signs of termite infestation” Al-Rumah, Termite
The following are some of the manifestations and pictures of termite infestation in different places, based on which it is necessary to resort to termite control in all the ways that will be mentioned:
The presence of special wings for termites near windows, windows, and wooden doors is the first sign that makes you accelerate the process of termite control, and the wings are thin and in large numbers, and sometimes the mats, mats, and rugs stick to the ground.
The presence of mud tubes above the edges of the doors and on the walls, which are used by termites to move from underground to enter the house, which is the second sign that makes you hurry to seek specialists in the control of termites.
The presence of small holes in the wood, is usually a guide for the exit of whole insects, especially near doors and windows.
Finding pieces of wood on the floors and when knocking on the wood we notice its cavity. Termites eat wood from the inside because they feed on cellulose.
The presence of powder, such as pellets of sand, under the affected wooden furniture, and is usually light or dark cream color, depending on the type of wood.
Termite feeding on the hay strips that bind the clay granules to the brickmould.
Weakness in some locations on the surface of furniture or parquet and wooden floors as a result of digging and feeding the insect under the surface.
The disintegration and collapse of the brick walls (raw) as a result of termite feeding on the straw strips that bind the clay particles in the brick mold.
Corrosion of wooden furniture and wooden veins that bear the ceiling.
The presence of mud pipes on the walls from the inside and outside in the affected building is made of mud bricks or the building uses mud mixed with straw as a binding material for the rows of bricks or stone used in construction.
The presence of dead winged ants on the places of spreading the new infestation.
Yellowing and wilting of infected trees as mud lumps appear on the trunk.