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Termites Control

Every year Termites are the cause of damages estimated to be billions of Euros worldwide. It is really important to prevent infestations by choosing the right treatment.

Termites can cause billions of euros of damage to structures globally and are regarded as a major pest.

Termites live in a very social structure, with colonies containing several different castes of termites who all undertake a different task. These colonies can hold up to two million termites. The queen, who’s primary role is egg production, has the capability of producing 2,000 eggs per day.

Termites feed on dead plants and trees, taking nutrients from cellulose, an organic fiber found in the plant matter. They are also known to eat other materials such as paper, plastic and drywall.

Termite species

  • Dampwood termites (Termopsidae) can be frequently found living in damp rotting logs or rot areas in dead or living trees
  • Drywood termites (Cryptotermes) source water from the wood in which they live and have no contact with soil, or with any other source of moisture
  • Subterranean termites (Coptotermes) are usually ground dwelling or require contact with the soil or some constant source of moisture and are the main threat posed to timber

BASF offers a professional solution for termite control: Termidor®.

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