We at Termite Doctor think it’s really easy to get bogged down in terminology or information that’s not really needed with regards Termites, so let’s get some Scientific´s out of the way now.
Reticulitermes flavipes or Eastern subterranean termite is the most common termite found in Spain. These termites are the most economically important wood destroying insects in the Iberian Peninsula. They feed on cellulose material such as the structural wood in buildings, wooden fixtures, paper, books and cotton. A mature colony can range from 20,000 workers to as high as 5 million workers. The Queen of the colony lays 5,000 to 10,000 eggs per year to add to this total. Worker termites are about 3 mm long and are blind, wingless, and cream or white in colour. Soldier termites are also wingless and resemble workers except that they have a large, rectangular, yellowish-brown head with long black mandibles. Signs of termites may include one or all or some of the following:
Swarming the appearance of hundreds or thousands of wings, saw dust around doors or wardrobes, dirt tubes along skirting’s or going up or along walls or floors, emergence from wood in door frames etc. so that’s the science.
Now the facts about Termites.
Termites in Spain cause millions of pounds worth of damage, they are almost a silent killer, and they go about their business to strip the cellulose from inside doors frames, leaving sometimes little more than a shell held together with Paint. We at Termite Doctor have years of experience in rectifying and stopping further Termite damage in Southern Spain in its Tracks. Having full Spanish qualifications as well as UK certification gives us the edge over many of our counterparts. We only use the very latest machines, products and techniques.
We are part of the Local Pest group and have been dealing with woodworm and termites in Marbella and the Costa del Sol for many years, and now we are spreading our wings, pardon the pun! To solve termite and woodworm problems in Benidorm and the rest of the Costa Blanca as well as clients in Murcia and Almeria who may also have Termite or woodworm issues.
We offer a FREE diagnosis via Whatsapp either via live streaming video or simply by sending us at Termite Doctor Photos of any areas of concern this means that you can get information instantly by our trained operatives. And of course we offer face to face surveys especially for people less inclined to “the terrors or technology”.
Our works carry a no quibble guarantee, and are carried out sympathetically to your décor and will be carried out by our own fully trained technicians. We also offer a full joinery and preventative wood treatment and coverings service in conjunction with our recommended industry craftsman. Termite Doctor now cover from Gibraltar, Marbella, Nerja, Motril, Roquetas de Mar, Almeria, Mojacar, all the way through to Cartagena, Torrevieja, Alicante, Benidorm, Calpe and Denia, for all your Termite and Carcoma/woodworm problems that you may have.
If in doubt call us and ask if we cover your area…the answer will probably be YES!
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If you have a home or business we even offer a “Diagnose via Whatsapp service” free of cost. Simply send a photograph or video and we will diagnose the problem and if required, give an estimate straight away.
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