The Economic Cost Of Termite Infestation

The Economic Cost Of Termite Infestation - Pharmcle Ph

Pharmcle Ph The Economic Cost Of Termite Infestation

The Economic Cost Of Termite Infestation

Believe it or not, termites serve a function for Mother Nature. They break down wood and convert the material into nutrient-rich soil that helps plants grow. The problem is, the wood might be from your home. 

Because termites are social creatures, you won’t be dealing with just a few. With termites, you’ll be dealing with an entire colony – millions of tiny eating machines gnawing away at your home’s foundation. 

24 hours a day!

In the Philippines, the average cost of termite damage to a home is estimated to be 205,000 Pesos. The size of the cost is directly proportional to the size of the home. Meaning, the larger the home, the more expensive will be the cost of repairs.

Termite Infestation – Biggest Cause Of Home Damage in the Philippines

The location of the Philippines makes the country susceptible to typhoons and massive flooding. But natural disasters aren’t the number one cause of damage to homes in the Philippines. 

It’s termites.

Our tropical climate and high levels of humidity make the Philippines an ideal breeding ground for termites. 

Termites need moisture to survive and the Philippines offers these insects the right environment to feed on cellulose-based materials such as wood, drywall coverings, books, boxes, and furniture. 

There are more than 200 species of termites in the Philippines but 90% of the damage is caused by the Coptotermes spp species. 

Coptotermes spp is a subterranean termite that builds its colony in the soil because it needs moisture to survive. 

The termites find their way to your home by building “mud tubes” that help maintain moisture as they go about their business of converting the cellulose in wood to simple starches in their gut.

6 Signs You Have Termite Infestation In Your Home

Pharmcle Ph 6 Signs You Have Termite Infestation In Your Home

You could be reading this article from your smartphone while relaxing on your comfortable sofa. 

What you don’t know is that while you’re chillin’, termites are killin’ your home. 

How do you know that your home is being slowly digested by termites?

  1. Structural Damage – Have you ever had difficulty opening the front entrance door? It could be due to termites causing damage to your home’s structure that causes the floor to buckle or swell.
  2. Damage to Home Aesthetics – Termites can cause your wallpaper to develop bubbles and you might see maze-like patterns on your walls.
  3. Foul Odor – Termites will also leave fecal matter that will create a foul odor in your home. We’re talking about the fecal matter from millions of termites.
  4. Discarded Wings – Swarmers are winged termites that are assigned by the colony to look for new locations. If you find discarded wings on your windowsill or doorways, then that means the termites have made your home their home as well. 
  5. Mud Tubes – You can find these mud tubes constructed near the foundation of your home. 
  6. Hollow-sounding Wood – Tap on your wall. If it sounds hollow, you might have termites feeding on it the last few weeks. 

For many, the home is their number one investment. Having your home infested by termites will not only cost you in terms of repairs but it will also affect the value of your property. 

If you’re trying to sell your house, prospective buyers will look for signs of termite infestation. And if the prospective buyer confirms that termites are tenants, he will renegotiate the price to cover the cost of repairs and pest control. 

Because of termites, you might have to knock off 300,000 Pesos or more from your asking price.

If you see any one of these 6 signs of termite infestation in your home – act right away!

Is DIY Termite Control Possible?

Given the magnitude of the work that needs to be done to exterminate termites from your home, your best option is to hire professional pest control services. 

Pest control companies have the 3 E’s – Experience, Expertise, and Equipment – to get the job done properly. 

However, the 3E’s come at a price. The cost of termite extermination services in the Philippines can range anywhere from 20,000 Pesos to 80,000 Pesos – or higher. 

Remember, the larger the home, the more expensive will be the termite treatment service. 

An initial inspection of your home by the professional pest control provider may set the meter running at 2,500 Pesos. 

If your budget is tight, you might have to spend time canvassing and negotiating with various pest control companies to have your home treated. 

Of course, you have to perform due diligence on the service provider and make sure the company has a good reputation in the industry.

Another issue that may hinder the option of hiring the services of pest control companies is COVID-19.

Some companies will present proof that their technicians have had recent antigen tests for COVID-19. However, if there are quarantine restrictions in your area, the technicians will not be able to go to your home. 

The other option you can consider is Do-It-Yourself or DIY.  

Our DIY Termite Control product is ZAPS Catchman Termite Trap. It’s very easy to use and will get you great results.

All you have to do is to add 90ml water to the injector that has the poison. Then, fill out each of the Catchman traps with the liquid poison and place them in areas you suspect have been infiltrated by termites. 

You can stick the traps to the wall or place them in corners where the floor meets the wall. 

Within the first 2-3 days, you’ll see termites trooping to the traps and feeding on the poison. Many will bring the poison back to the colony as a form of moisture. In time, there won’t be any termites left in your home. 

How much does ZAPS Catchman Termite Trap cost? 

3,295 Pesos for a box of 10 traps with each trap effective for up to 1 month!

Conclusion

Hiring professional termite exterminators remains your best option for saving your home from these wood-eating pests. 

But if your budget is tight and quarantine restrictions make it impossible for the professionals to conduct pest control services at your home, go DIY by using ZAPS Catchman Termite Trap. 

At the very least, the Catchman traps will significantly reduce the size of the termite infestation at your home. 

You can only buy ZAPS Catchman Termite Traps at Pharmcle Philippines. Buy now by clicking on this link

And if you have other types of pest problems in your home, browse through our products page. We have DIY pest control products for mosquitoes, ants, and cockroaches. 

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