High Rise Buildings and Termites

A very common question asked by our clients in Gurgaon is that , can termite attack their appartment in High rise condos.


The fact is that though the termites nest in the soil, but they are known to infest even high rise buildings having more than 20 storeys, moving all the way from ground soil  to the upper most floors. Though Termites need constant contact with the soil( as a moisture source) but if they find temprory moisture source much above ground level they can enable satellite colonies to establish aerial nests and survive without maintaining contact with the soil.

In their quest for food termites can surmount any and all obstacles that come in their way . We have clients in Gurgaon where the subterranean termites have been found in 25th story apartments of a high-rise buildings.This is inspite of the fact that the buildings are constructed on the stilt and there is direct contact between the Ground floor and the soil. Moreover the building structures are purely made of RCC with dense concrete used in construction.


Even termites can make their way to the 32nd storey. In Gurgaon and other Delhi NCR region the way multi storeyed buildings are constructed explains how termites can have an access to a high rise building. Common faulty construction practices which lead to termite penetration and infestation in buildings like cracks due to constructional defects , concealed ducts for service conduits, false ceilings, lift  shafts , Boxed-in pipe runs, and built-in wooden wardrobes  all provide well-concealed highways for termites penetration. Moreover most high rise buildings  built in Gurgaon are constructed on agricultural fields that had been infested previously by massive termite colonies

In the case of Termite management domain the best practices would to start the Anti termite treatment right during the early stages of construction i.e Pre-construction Anti termite treatment.  However if that could not be possible, then our suggestion  to property owners in gurgaon is that instead making efforts to eradicate termites, which can be time consuming and difficult in high rise multi-storey residential/commercial buildings, It is  better to initiate preventive Anti-termite treatment immediately in the post construction stage before taking over the possession of the apartment.


Capital Pest Control (India) in Gurgaon conducts thorough treatment to eradicate termites if detected and put in place preventive measures that will keep residents of multi-storey buildings fully protected for years to come.  Call us at 9810087539 to fix up a termite inspection and termite control of your property in Gurgaon. You can also visit us at www.cpcindia.in . We also undertake Anti microbial disinfection treatment of residential and commercial buildings against Coronavirus and other viral diseases. You can visit us at http://www.cpcindia.in/blog/coronavirus-disinfection/ for more details.

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