Termites Control services
get rid of termites for good!!
Are you looking for help to control termites? Termites are the most destructive insects living on planet Earth. A Scientific study estimates these invasive creatures to cost the world over $ 100 Billion a year. How much destruction termites can bring to your home depends on the size of a colony, type of termites and weather conditions. Agile Pest is here to help you. But first, let's share termites information.
How fast can termites multiply?
Termites are known to multiply at a threating speed. A termite queen is known to drop one egg
every three seconds. In a day it averages 30,000. And if you consider the fact that a female
lives up to 20 years, that could be 219,000,000 eggs a year.
How many types of termites are common in Kenya?
There are over 2,000 known species of termites in the world. All these are categorized
according to where they like to stay.
In Kenya the most common are 3 types:
1. Subterranean termites
2. Dampwood termites
3. Drywood termites
These are the most common and contribute to the major destruction that we face. They like
living in colonies underground where they form a nest around their queen.
They create soil tubes connected to food sources such as trees, fence posts and timbers inside
As their name suggests, this type of termites lives in wood with high moisture content.They don’t require contact with soil and you rarely find them in our houses because most of the timber
around as is usually dry.
Drywood termites are master silent destroyers. While they usually don’t live in large colonies like
their subterranean counterparts, the fact that they don’t necessarily need contact with soil
makes them very dangerous.
They usually get into roofs targeting the ceiling by flying. Their activity is pretty silent. You may be be surprised to notice them super late when they have already eaten into a big portion of your ceiling.
What signs should you look for when you suspect you’ve got termites?
To identify termites, you need to have attention to details. Since termites are big enough to be
seen with naked eyes, you don’t really need special viewing equipments like lenses.
Here’re some signs you should be keen on:
● Soil tubes
As noted above, termites like building structures like soil tubes. This tubes are made of pretty
fine soil and they lead to their main food sources like trees, timber in your house or fencing
You should not, however, confuse termites soil tubes with those created by black ants. It’s
actually easy to do this because both of them look similar. To tell them apart, you need to break
the soil tubes and look inside. Seeing is believing. Black ants are of course much tiny and black
while termites are slightly bigger and brownish in color.
● Raised mounds of soil with nests on top
If you see some unevenness – usually raised mounds of soil – that doesn’t look anything close to
the beautiful and flat landscape you expect, then you might be having termites.
When termites are looking for a safe haven for their queen, they dig deep into the soil bringing
the digged portion of soil on top. They then cover the holes created with a thin layer of soil that
look like nests.
These holes usually appear like they lead to separate destinations but all of them actually lead
to the same place inside. They converge deep inside at the queen’s bedroom.
● Insect wings around the compound
Similar to other insects, termites get into your compound by flying. They then drop their wings
and start looking for ideal places within the compound to dig and enter.
If you see these type of wings dotting your compound then you may be in trouble.
the tiny house termite experiment
In this groundbreaking experiment, researchers built a tiny house complete with plumping, insulation and electrical systems. Everything you see in a normal house.
They then introduced more than 500,000 subterranean termites and captured unfolding events live using HD cameras. Check it out and see what termites can do to a structure in 60 days.
Need help controlling termites?
At Agile Pest, we have termites experts to help you handle even the most complex termite infestation.
What to Expect on the inspection day
A vetted and trained technician will arrive in an unmarked vehicle /PSV/bike/Uber for confidentiality
He’ll ask you general question with regard to history of the problem
We’ll do thorough inspection of the compound and inside if necessary
We’ll formulate a customized quotation based on the most effective methods, application machines and most potent chemicals available in the market.
If you agree with the quotation, we plan a day for treatment
Agile Pest® backs up service with a 10-year termite warranty
Expect a follow up call from us to know how you are fairing on.