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Termite Control: Spraying and Dusting vs Baiting

There are several types of termite control in the Philippines and the most common methods are spraying plus dusting and baiting. Based on our experience, both can effectively kill termites but each has its own advantages and disadvantages which we will discuss in details in this article.

termite control baiting vs spraying and dusting


Termite control in Philippines: SPRAYING AND DUSTING METHOD


Spraying and dusting is not only the most common termite control method in the country but probably the first termite control method practiced in the country. It is also a very affordable treatment available as it requires no installation and instantly kills all termites who pass by the treated area for a number days. All the technician needs to do is spray in all areas of the property, focusing on cracks and crevices, and dusting or placing powder like pesticide in between walls by unscrewing the switches and sockets. 

Is termite control by spraying and/or dusting 100% effective against termites?


As mentioned, spraying and dusting method kills all termites that crosses the treated areas. In addition, all termites who comes in contact with contaminated termites also have a high chance of dying within a short amount of time. The only problem is that these contaminated termites may die before they even reach their nest which means the termite queen is still alive and continues to produce up to 30,000 eggs per day. For those who are not aware, termite workers may travel from 45 to 90 meters for food.

This is the reason why customers who availed the spraying method 1 to 2 months ago call again for a second treatment. New termites have possibly made new tunnels to your home and started to be visible as they reach the surface of your walls. 

So to answer the question if spraying and/or dusting an effective method in killing the termite, yes but it does not guarantee the eradication of the whole colony. However, it is affordable and fast so it can be a first-aid treatment you can consider if you are on a budget. 

Termite control in Philippines: BAITING METHOD

Termite control in Manila by baiting method normally requires a 12-month contract and at least a visit every 30 days which explains why it is more expensive compared to the spraying method. Every visit, pest control technicians will inspect the property from top to bottom and look for any active termite infestation. If an infestation is detected, the technician may install an above ground station with bait inside. 

This is followed by a bi-monthly visit to assess the termite activity and add more bait if needed. During the treatment process, many clients comment that it seems there is an increase in termite activity which leads them to believe the treatment is not working. However, it is actually the opposite as the change in the termite's behavior means the bait is working and is making them prefer it from the wood materials in your house. 

Depending on the size of the termite colony, it may take a month up to 4 months before a termite colony is completely eradicated. Since it takes some time for the bait to kill a termite, there is plenty of time for the termite to reach their queen and feed it a couple of times before they are affected by the bait. This is also the reason why baiting method guarantees the death of the colony as it will certainly reach the termite queen. 

How do you know if a termite colony is dead by termite control by baiting method?

One way to know if the anay control by baiting method is effective is when the technicians shows the client that instead of the termite workers, only the termite soldiers are the only ones eating the bait. Normally, termite workers are the ones that you see emerging from your walls, consuming the wood and bringing it to their queen. The soldier's job is to only protect the workers from any threat like ants. If soldiers are the only ones left in the bait station foraging for food, it means all the workers are dead. From there, the soldiers should also be gone within a month. 

Guarantee included with the termite control baiting method

Another reason why we always recommend the baiting method compared to spraying method is that it not only guarantees the eradication of the whole colony but also will continue to inspect your property for 12 months and will kill any new sighted termite colony with no additional cost!

Baiting method: termite control and prevention



If you want an added protection from termites via the baiting method, it also comes with a termite prevention program wherein technicians will install permanent in ground or in concrete stations in the perimeter of your property. In this way, any new termite colony invading your property will be attracted with these stations instead of your house. These stations come with attractants and baits so they start consuming the bait as soon as they find the station.

How much does termite control by baiting cost?

The cost of termite control by baiting for each property is different depending on its location and linear meter. The great thing about our company, Triple-A Pest Terminator, Inc, is that we offer FREE INSPECTION SERVICE with absolutely NO COMMITMENTS so we can present you with our proposal and exact service cost for your property. You can use this proposal to compare our service inclusions and compare it with other companies so you can see which one better fits your needs and budget. 








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Pest Control Philippines: Frequently Asked Question

How much is pest control in the Philippines?

The cost of pest control in the Philippines depends on the size and location of the property, type of pest control service and the level of infestation in the property. For residential properties, it usually starts at 500 pesos up to a few thousands while commercial properties are usually a bit higher.

How long does a pest control treatment last?

General pest control treatment for flies, ants, cockroaches and mosquitoes comes in different kinds of treatment. Some treatment are only effective on the day it was done while some can last for up to 90 days, depending on the type of property. 

How long do you have to stay out of your house after pest control?

For general pest control by spraying or misting, the recommended re-entry time is 3 hours. 

Can I do pest control myself?

Some types of pest control can be done DIY. However, if this is for termites, its best to contact a professional as termites will never go away unless you are able to get rid of their queen. 

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How to Eradicate a Rodent Infestation?


There are different factors why rodents breed and nest in a property and this includes:

Openings and Gaps - Rodents are always looking for a potential breeding place for their young. This includes any openings leading to your house even the smallest crack or hole.

Poor Sanitation - If there is one thing that attracts a rodent to breed in a property is the cleanliness of a property, particularly the garbage area. Rats like to hangout in places where there are exposed leftover food and open water sources.

Surrounding Environment - If the surrounding environment around your property is infested by rodents, there is a big chance these rodents will go to explore your property, whether it is kept clean or not.

If you are having rodent problems in your home and wish to eradicate them, there are several ways you can do this:

1. Seal or openings and gaps including doors, holes and any cracks

2. Keep your house clean by removing all open water source, washing your dishes right away,
    dispose any leftover food properly and always keep your garbage can closed.

3. If you live in a rodent infested environment, have our technician inspection your property for
    FREE to find the rodent entry points and how to prevent it from entering your property.

4. As our technician monitor and treat your property regularly, your job is to make sure you follow all our recommendations.

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Why Cockroaches Keep Coming Back to Your House?


If you start to see cockroach in your house during the daytime, you should be alarmed. As most cockroach species are nocturnal animals, the only time they can be seen during the daytime exploring your house is when the infestation inside the cracks, crevices, and wall voids are too crowded and they have to find a new spot to nest. The only exception is if the infestation in your house is oriental cockroaches which are known to be attracted to light. Other than that, you should be contacting us so we can send our highly skilled and trained technician to check your property for you.

There are several reasons why a cockroaches keep coming back to your house. And these include:
Poor sanitation. Keeping your house clean includes never leaving the dish unclean overnight, no leftover food exposed in any room in the house, no stagnant water or open water source such as leakage in the property, and the house must be regularly cleaned so any crumbs or small bits of food are removed from the property.

Openings and gaps. If cockroaches can find a hole or a crack to squeeze their body in and enter your property, then regardless of how well you clean your house - they will still keep coming back. If you have one of our technicians inspect your property, they can help you identify these gaps and give you recommendations how to fix it.

Surrounding area. If you are living in a neighborhood suffering from a pest infestation, it will be very hard to keep the cockroaches out. This is why regular general pest control treatment is recommended for both commercial and residential properties.

Visitors. Particularly for commercial properties, you cannot control the number of people visiting your property everyday. Its not possible to inspect everything a person brings inside your house or office to make sure they do not bring any infested item. But if you're property is regularly treated for pest control, you don't have to worry as they will be affected by our treatment as soon as they crawl into any of our treated spots.

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How to Properly Eliminate a Termite Colony?


Most believe that a simple spraying can eliminate any termite infestation. However, it is important to remember that these termite have thousands and thousands of members that are all nesting underneath your property. You may have eliminated all the termites you see in a mud tunnel you found but deep inside your house there are more of them that will come back in a couple of hours or after a few days.

The only time the termites do not go back in the same tunnel as before is if they feel that path is a danger to them so they just make a new path or mud tunnel in another direction.

The only way to eradicate a termite infestation is to eliminate the whole colony which can only be done by using baits that will reach the termite queen. The one termite responsible for laying up to 40,000 eggs a day.

So the question now is how do you reach the termite queen using baits without the need to dig inside the middle of your house just to find their nest right?

Triple-A Pest Terminator uses Exterra's termite baiting system that feeds the termite workers a type of bait that they prefer over most wood. Termites are not eliminated right away after consumption as we need them to bring the bait to their nest and feed the queen. When the whole colony have consumed the bait, the will soon diminish starting with the workers, followed by the soldiers and lastly the king and queen.
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The Correlation between Pests and Standing Water

It's that time of the year again, and a water shortage crisis has once again struck Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon. This, of course, has sent many households scrambling to save water in buckets, pails, and huge plastic drums even. This is all well and good - just as long as we're aware of the possible health hazards caused by stagnant water and how its presence can make your property attractive to pests. 



Stagnant or standing water may seem harmless at first glance, but if you have it around long enough, that's when it has the potential to become a breeding ground for pests. And from there, various kinds of infections and diseases are born.

1. Dengue 
It's possible to contract this potentially life-threatening disease if certain types of mosquitoes have turned your domestic water supply into its breeding ground.

2Leptospirosis
Rodents being the only vectors or carrier of leptospirosis is a misconception shared by many. In truth, however, other animals may be infected and in turn contaminate your water supply. Such animals include but are not limited to horses, cattle, and even your friendly neighborhood canine. Human-to-human transmission, albeit rare, is also possible. 

3. Malaria 
Similar to dengue, malaria outbreaks occur once certain types of insects start breeding in your water supply.

The presence of standing water also acts as a beacon for most types of pests and virtually invites them to live in your property.

1. Rats need to drink up to one ounce of water per day. It's why rats need to make their homes as close as possible to accessible water sources.

2. Cockroaches can live for months without food. But if you make water inaccessible, cockroaches are only able to live up to a week.

3. If it's not obvious enough, mosquitoes love to make love on standing water.

4. Having standing water around means there's always a chance that you won't notice it accidentally spilling, which can then attract to termites to your home if wooden floors or furniture remain wet for an extended period of time. 



With a climate like ours, having stored water in reserve at all times is never a bad thing. we'd even go as far as saying it's good foresight in action, just as long as you keep all these potential dangers in mind.
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Triple A Pest Terminator Inc General Pest Control Prep Sheet

Preparing your home for a general pest control treatment

KITCHEN

  • Clean kitchen area as thoroughly as possible. Sweep or mop hard-to-reach areas if you can.
  • Ensure all windows and doors are closed during treatment and two hours after.
  • If you intend to use any particular cleaning product, it would be ideal if you do so at least 4 hours prior service time to prevent it from affecting our treatment.  
  • Remove everything from kitchen cabinets and drawers. If you wish to place them on the dining table, please cover them with a spare sheet.
  • Any ornaments that are high up in the kitchen area must be removed as well. You may either set them aside or place them on top of the kitchen counter.
  • Pull out fridge and stove if possible as roaches commonly hide behind these appliances. Moving of appliances is not included in our services due to liability concerns.
  • Entire kitchen must be cleaned thoroughly following treatment. Any surface that's subject to frequent human contact (e.g. stove top, kitchen counter) must be cleaned or sanitized.
  • Insides of kitchen cabinets and drawers must be cleaned as well.
  • There is no need to clean the backs, sides, bottoms, and spaces or gaps underneath of shelves and drawers.
  • There is no need to clean under-the-sink areas.


BATHROOMS

  • Remove all items stored in bathroom cabinets and drawers. You may return them to their proper places one day after our treatment.
  • If you intend to use any particular cleaning product, it would be ideal if you do so at least 4 hours prior service time to prevent it from affecting our treatment.  
  • Ensure all windows and doors are closed during treatment and two hours after.


OTHER ROOMS

  • Move all furniture two feet away from the wall.
  • Clear all items on the floor and vacuum or sweep.
  • If you have seen roaches inside your cabinets, drawers, or dressers, all of these have to be emptied and cleaned or vacuumed out.
  • Ensure all windows and doors are closed during treatment and two hours after.


PETS AND RESIDENTS

  • Remove all pet dishes, water supplies, toys, and any other accessories and supplies from areas that will be subject to treatment.
  • Cover fish tanks with a damp towel and turn off pump.
  • It is ideal for tenants, visitors, and pets to be out of the property at least one to two hours following treatment. You should extend this time if you are pregnant, have small children with you, or are suffering from any increased respiratory or other sensitivity. 


REMINDERS AND PREVENTION TIPS



  • Our products clean up with water so please refrain from washing shelves.
  • Harborage areas (places where roaches may hide or breed) must be sealed whenever and wherever possible.
  • Place all food in sealed containers. Access to food material must be eliminated as much as possible.
  • Refrain from leaving dirty dishes overnight.
  • Clean your kitchen every night.
  • Take out garbage every night and make sure outdoor garbage bins are properly covered or sealed.
  • Avoid leaving pet food out.
  • Avoid using any type of repellent in the next three months since this will counteract the effects of our treatment. 


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