The greatest danger termites have is their devastating potential to destroy wood from within and without our being aware of it.
It is difficult to anticipate the advance of these tiny beings since we are aware of it until the first holes begin to appear. We all know the main problems termites cause. They eat our furniture and destroy the wooden structures. For them it is very important to contact a professional as soon as possible and put an end to the problem with termites. In Illes Control, in addition to performing curative treatments, we also perform preventive treatments and in this way keep furniture and wooden structures healthy and protected against this small invader of our homes, offices, boats ... </ p>
This species of termite is what we usually find in buildings.
Subterranean termites are great destroyers of wood, unlike drywood termites, this type of termite feeds exclusively on softwood. They are so harmful that they are considered one of the most important pests economically speaking.
This type of termite usually appears in diseased trees where they make their colonies and where they later feed destroying the wood. Except in the autumn season where they fly to colonize new woods, the dry termite does not have great mobility.
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It is a device that amplifies the sound made by termites when they are inside the wood.
The sound emitted by termites inside the wood is very characteristic for what it is about of a very useful element to put an end to them. Soldiers beat on gallery walls in order to alarm fellow men of imminent danger. It is those repetitive beats that make up the characteristic sound pattern of termites.
The hygrometer is a device that detects the moisture in wood. The measuring electrodes consist of needles covered with insulating material along their entire length with the exception of the tip. The apparatus relates the electrical conductivity of the wood to the moisture content and reflects it on a percentage scale.
The normal humidity in the wood of beams and frames is between 14 and 16% depending on the type of wood and the geographical location as well as the use to which the piece is intended ( outside, outdoors, protected, etc.).
Microwave emitting device used to detect movement inside structures, both masonry and wooden.
It acts as a radar detecting movement up to a distance of about 40 cm deep. The device emits non-destructive microwave radiation, which when it encounters a moving object, such as an insect, is sent back to the device and analyzed by it. Motion detection is transmitted in the form of a bar graph. The more movement there is, the wider the bar. It is used at the base of load-bearing walls, columns, beams, frame base, etc.
Restoration of wood
At Illes Control we also offer a wood restoration service, sometimes the painting of the beams does not allow us to apply the necessary treatment, that is why we stripping in order to remove the paint and leave the beam in its shape natural. Once the corresponding treatment has been applied, we return to leave the beam with the desired finish.
Antitermite baits It consists of the elimination of termite colonies using a product that prevents the molting and growth of worker termites.
The bait is installed in control stations that interfere with areas of termite activity. The effects of the biocide act on the biological organism of termites, through their feeding habits, achieving the total elimination of the colony.
The active principles of these baits They are known as IGR's (chitin synthesis inhibitors), they are molecules synthesized in the laboratory of great persistence and durability that do not affect the ecosystem. These synthetic hormones prevent the production of chitin (the basic molecule for the development of the termite skeleton), altering and hindering the molting process of the termite that will weaken it. in front of their natural predators.
Injection Injection treatment is the most suitable for treating structural elements, such as beams and columns, and door frames, etc. With this treatment, the entire piece of wood to be treated is impregnated.
The treatment consists of applying the insecticide and / or fungicide product under pressure through injection valves . For this, the injection valves are placed separated from each other. at a distance of approximately 30 cm with a 9.5 mm drill bit and distributing them in such a way as to achieve a correct distribution of the product throughout the entire wooden element to be treated. The number, distribution and size of the valves will depend of the wood species as well as from your section.
Spraying Spraying treatment is suitable for uncoated woods. For this, the insecticide and / or fungicide product is applied in order to obtain a protective film on the surface avoiding the action of termites.
Microwave Microwave wood treatment is the physical method of termite treatment of wood applied by Illes Control. This system is used to solve all the problems of infestations in installations with wood that is fixed or that is not easy to dismantle: pallets, ceilings, beams, furniture, etc.
The technique is based on the use of short waves to efficiently eliminate the pest without causing damage to the structure. Therefore, it is a system with 100% efficiency and that is respectful with the environment. It is also an odorless method.
In this video we can see how termite probela can affect our wooden structures, in this case in a door frame.