It is important to note that termites are not typically covered by general pest control services, and they require a separate contract.
Although termites are ecologically beneficial as they break down detritus to add nutrients to soil, the same feeding behaviors that prove helpful to the ecosystem can cause severe damage to human homes. Because termites feed primarily on wood, they are capable of compromising the strength and safety of an infested structure. Termite damage can render structures unlivable until expensive repairs are conducted.
Homes constructed primarily of wood are not the only structures threatened by termite activity. Homes made from other materials may also host termite infestations, as these insects are capable of traversing through plaster, metal siding and more. Termites then feed on cabinets, floors, ceilings and wooden furniture within these homes.
Because termites are often not identified before considerable damage has occurred, it is advised that homeowners or property managers experiencing a termite infestation contact a pest control professional before attempting to address the problem on their own. Professionals will conduct an inspection in order to correctly identify the problem and will then discuss possible avenues of treatment with homeowners.
Termite damage is costly and because they live within walls and furniture, many homeowners do not recognize infestations until they are fully mature. Mature colonies require constant feeding and can inflict damage every day that they are left undetected. For these reasons, it is highly advisable to engage in preconstruction termite control when building a home or other structures.
PEST CONTROL SERVICES TO THE BUILDING INDUSTRY
Ghana’s housing deficit currently stands at 1.5 million and this is against an annual growth in demand for over 70,000 housing units. This huge deficit has created a high demand for housing units, thus creating a huge opportunity in the building industry to provide houses to meet the constantly growing demand. The housing deficit of Ghana, even though a social issue cannot be treated as such by individuals and organizations, ready to take up the mantle to help resolve the housing deficit of Ghana. It has created a viable business opportunity and thus, brought about a host of Real Estate Companies, who are competing amongst each other to gain the attention of the public to capture their products (housing units).
Pest Control and Protection against Decay, which is captured in Part XII of the current Building Code of Ghana, is an aspect in the building industry where most firms have somehow turned a blind’s eye to. Termites and other structural pests, which fall under this section, can cause a lot of damage to properties and causing a significant amount of discomfort to home owners. It is estimated that these pests has caused a significant loss of money to home owners and property managers. The honors lay on us in the building industry to abide by the Building Code as professionals.
WHAT DO YOU STAND TO BENEFIT FROM THIS?
When measures taken to address Pest Control And Protection Against Decay is incorporated in the development of your product, it does not only give you the sound mind of knowing other structural pests have been controlled, it also saves you from unforeseen structural damages in the case of an attack by structural pests to your finished products which would then eventually cause a huge financial loss to your pockets in trying to resolve them. Plus, you would have met industry standards that have to deal with Pest Control and Protection against Decay in the building code.
This strategically gives you competitive advantage over your competitors in the sense that, you have insurance over your property assuring your prospective buyers of a pest-controlled property. It also makes business sense to operate in this manner to protect your customers as well as your brand. As such, one needs a professional company, which is not only technically superior in terms of knowledge, but has the capacity to document activities employed to manage pests on any property as well as the ability to ensure that there is compliance with laws guiding the local industry and meeting international standards.
WHAT DOES YOUR CUSTOMERS STAND TO BENEFIT?
Purchasing a house either by mortgage or upfront payment is no easy task. Money is quiet difficult to come by in the world at large and anyone who spends a dime, expects his money’s worth. Pest attack is a nuisance and a ‘money draining’ problem.
Your prospective buyers are assured of a property which has been treated against pests and the customer can then leverage on that to your advantage in purchasing your product (housing unit) amongst the other products (housing units) on the market which has not provided treatment against pests. Buyers are now assured that your property they are purchasing is covered by a termite control service agreement with a reputable pest control provider.
WHAT WE, GULF ATLANTIC SERVICES LTD CAN DO FOR YOU.
Here at Gulf Atlantic Services, we offer both Pre and Post Construction Termite treatment and in some cases issue warranties on works carried out for you with its associated terms and conditions.
Gulf Atlantic Services Ltd. considers itself as a professional organization, well versed in the current building industry standards – as a pest management service provider, we see ourselves as a partner rather than a vendor.
Together we can help keep your products safe – protecting your properties, customers and your company’s brand.
We are ready always to serve you any day, any time.
We offer a 24/7 service and emergency call-ups. Our technical team is just a call away for free survey and evaluation. Call now on 0541148874 / 0277557719 or send us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for more information.