Protecting Your Assets: Managing Termite Infestations in Banks

Termite infestations in banks can cause significant damage to the structure of the building as well as the financial records and currency stored inside. Termites are known to feed on cellulose-based materials, which include paper-based currency notes. Termites can cause damage to currency notes by chewing through the paper fibers and weakening the structure of the note. Over time, this can lead to the currency becoming brittle and eventually falling apart.

Managing termite infestations in banks requires a comprehensive approach that includes prevention, detection, and proper treatment.

Prevention measures involve ensuring that the bank building is constructed using termite-resistant materials and implementing regular inspections to identify any potential entry points for termites. Any potential entry points, such as cracks in the foundation or walls, should be sealed to prevent termites from gaining access to the building.

Detection measures include regular inspections by a pest control professional to identify any signs of termite activity, such as mud tubes, termite wings, or damage to wooden structures. Early detection can help to minimize the extent of the infestation and prevent further damage.

Treatment measures typically involve the use of chemical or non-chemical methods to eliminate the termite colony. We will be talking about one effective remedy in this blog.

It is important for banks to work closely with a licensed and experienced pest control professional to develop and implement an effective termite management plan. Regular inspections and preventative measures can help to minimize the risk of termite infestations and protect the bank’s financial assets and infrastructure.

Termites damage currency notes worth Rs 2.15 lakh inside bank locker in Udaipur

India Today Web Desk

Udaipur, Feb 11, 2023

Termite damaged currency notes inside the bank locker in Udaipur. (File Photo)

Termites damaged currency notes worth Rs 2.15 lakh inside the Punjab National Bank locker in Udaipur. The woman was shocked when she reached the bank and saw the locker

By India Today Web Desk: The currency notes worth Rs 2.15 lakh were damaged and destroyed due to termites inside the locker of the Punjab National Bank (PNB) in Udaipur. The woman was shocked when she reached the bank and saw the locker.

The notes were completely damaged, following which, a woman named Sunita Mehta, who owned the locker, complained about the bank’s administration to the authorities.

Termites ate currency notes worth Rs 3.75 crore

Annapurna Singh | New Delhi: August 21, 2013

At a time when Indian banks are facing acute liquidity shortage and a consequent impact on the flow of credit to productive sectors of the economy, a startling revelation has come to light about currency notes worth Rs 3.75 crore being eaten away by termites in the vaults of State Bank of India.

The country’s largest public-sector lender lost the money to white ants at its regional office in the Brabanki district of Uttar Pradesh.

Although the incident dates back to 2010, the information came to light only on Wednesday, when Minister of State for Finance Namo Narain Meena stated it in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has since asked all banks to undertake anti-termite measures.

The RBI in May this year had also directed banks to follow a clean-note policy and issue only clean currency notes to public.

Regular maintenance of the building can help prevent termite infestations by removing potential food and water sources for the pests. Ensure that there are no leaks or moisture issues, and remove any wood debris or cellulose-based materials from around the building.

But as we all know, prevention is better than the cure. So then what’s the solution? How you can save your investment?

Well, to deal with the menace caused by these tiny critters we at C Tech Corporation have come up with an EU-BPR-approved, eco-friendly and non-hazardous solution.

C Tech Corporation offers a range of extremely low toxic, extremely low hazardous termite and insect aversive repellent, which can be successfully used to keep termites and other insects away!

TermirepelTM works on the mechanism of repellency which means that it does not kill the target insects but only repel them, thus balancing the ecology and helping to maintain a sustainable environment.

TermirepelTM is available in various forms such as masterbatch, liquid concentrate, lacquer gel, wood polish additive, and spray.

TermirepelTM available as liquid concentrate can be mixed with paints in a specific ratio and applied on the walls, instruments, equipment, etc.

TermirepelTM is available as lacquer, which is a topical application and it is compatible with most of the surfaces like polymer, metal, ceramic, wood, etc. so it can be applied directly in lockers, drawers, or cabinets where you can store your money safely.

TermirepelTM is available as a wood polish additive that can be applied directly on wooden furniture to prevent the entrance of termites into lockers or drawers.

The masterbatch product is for industrial use, where building films can be manufactured by incorporating our termite repellent in polymers and such films can be laid at the foundation of a building.

TermirepelTM is available as a ready-to-use spray that is so convenient and it can be sprayed easily on any application!

By using TermirepelTM you will get an effective solution against termites and other insects.

In conclusion, managing termite infestations in banks is crucial to protect the bank’s assets and infrastructure. By implementing preventative measures, conducting regular inspections, considering non-chemical treatment options, and regularly maintaining the building, banks can effectively manage termite infestations and prevent significant damage.

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