Termite control in buildings is very important as the damage likely to be caused by the termites is huge. Wood is one of the cellulosic materials which termites damage, cellulose forming their basic nutrient. They also damage materials of organic origin with a cellulosic base, household articles like furniture, furnishings, clothing, stationery, etc. The widespread damage by termites, high constructional cost of buildings have necessitated evolving suitable measures for preventing access of termites to buildings.
Chemical barriers which prevent the termites from reaching the super-structure of the building will protect the building and its contents. Treating the soil beneath the building and around the foundations with a soil insecticide is a good preventing measure. The purpose of this treatment is to create a chemical barrier between the ground from where the termites come and woodwork, cellulosic materials and other contents of the buildings which may form food for the termites.
A pre construction anti termite treatment will destroy the termite infestation before the building is made or completed. When compared to post construction treatment, pre construction anti termite treatment is considered much effective and cost-effective too.