Construction Pest Control
Building and construction sites provide conducive environments for breeding of pests. During construction, the use of excavators creates movement in soil, disturbing and forcing existing pests like rodents and snakes to emerge and look for new homes.
1. Mosquito Control in Construction Sites
Check for mosquito breeding in the following places:
- Unused containers and building wastes in the worksite, bangsal area, and site offices
- Building materials, canvas sheets, equipment, and machinery
- Puddles on the ground
- Puddles on the concrete floors of all upper levels and basements
- Water storage drums, tanks and containers
- Bulk waste containers
- Lift wells
- Safety barriers
- Rooftops and water tanks
- Treatment plants
- Any other containers
Application of Insecticide or Anti-Mosquito Oil
Apply insecticides or anti-mosquito oils every week to all stagnant water and water-bearing containers at ground level and on upper floors. Repeat application after rain as the insecticide or oil would have been washed away.
Destruction of Mosquito Breeding
Destroy all mosquito breeding found during the inspection and remove or treat all potential breeding habitats with insecticide.
Report all breeding detected, and potential breeding habitats observed, to the construction site supervisor so that appropriate interim or permanent measures can be taken.
It is not mandatory to conduct fogging at construction sites.Fogging treatment should only be done when there is a mosquito nuisance problem or disease outbreak.
Carry out residual spraying of the interior and exterior walls of site offices and bangsals if the construction site is located in a malaria-sensitive area, or if instructed by NEA to do so.
For construction sites, a team of two can inspect and spray an area with a 30-metre radius in a day, including all upper floors. For bigger sites, more than one PCO might have to be hired to cover the whole site. If there is more than one PCO hired, they must coordinate to ensure effective mosquito control. As building work progresses, surveillance must include checking the upper floors when they are constructed. The checking of upper floors should be included in the contract, and a quote should be obtained for work done per floor.
2. Pre and Post Termite Control In Singapore
The regulations in Singapore require the soil at construction sites to be treated with termicides before commencing any construction works. This is to stop any future subterranean termite infestations.
As Singapore has a humid climate and moist soil, subterranean termites thrive, but as a result, also cause millions of dollars of damage. Termicide’s dedication to provide the best possible termite solutions to builders and their customers is why we have established ourselves as market leaders in the termite industry.
Pre-construction Termite Treatment
Pre-construction Termite Treatment is done during the planning and construction of the property. This process involved treating the soil underneath the building structure.
A non-repellent liquid termicide is used to treat the soil to kill the subterranean termite by contact and ingestion. The termicide has a slow-acting substance that allow the subterranean termite to come into contact with the rest of the colony. This “Domino Effect” will lead to the elimination of the colony and protecting your property.
Pre-construction treatment is a pro-active approach to any termite infestation. The soil will be treated with termicide and will create a barrier to stop any termite intrusion.
Post-Construction Termite Treatment
Post–construction Termite Treatment happen after concrete slabs are laid on the ground. The perimeter of the property is treated to form an anti-termite zone.
- Drilling holes of 18mm diameter through the slab using heavy-duty “Rotary Hammer.
- Injecting five liters of termicide at the dilution rate into the holes
- Patching up the holes using cement with a coloured cement mix to match the general appearance of the floor-surface
Termites cannot detect the anti-termite treated zone, so once they enter, they will immediately be affected.