Termite Treatment: A Guideline to Basic Types of Termite Treatments

Termites can undoubtedly cause significant amount of damage to homes and offices. And while termites mostly devour on wood structures and products, they also have a penchant for trees, paper, and anything that has cellulose. By employing termite treatment solutions, property owners can further avoid destruction of their precious belongings.

Now, the question is that what are the types of termite treatments, and what is the best termite treatment?

There are a few types of termite treatment methods: Depending of which type of termites attacking what type of property, we can offer different methods and options and recommendations for termite treatments. After a thorough termite inspection we can provide a solution to eliminate termites in your property or prevent (monitor) any future termite attack.

We offer different products for example Nemesis Baiting and/or Termidor Dusting to treat active subterranean termite colonies.

Termite Bait Method – Termite baiting uses a unique approach. Termites eat the bait and share it with the rest of the colony. With just a small amount of toxicant materials, termite baits when applies correctly, kill every single member of the population of termites wandering in and around the structure. Plus, termite baiting method is an effective alternative where the property is untreatable with termiticides (near a body of water for instance), or when there is an issue about pesticide use, and even when termite barrier treatment failed.

Termite Barrier Treatment – For many years, the traditional method of treating subterranean termites is by applying a liquid pesticide (termiticide) directly to the soil. The purpose is to create a continuous chemical barrier around and under the structure, which blocks all possible routes of termite access. Termites that try to penetrate the treated soil are either repelled (repellent) or killed (non-repellent). However, some termite entry points are concealed behind walls, floorings, and other obstacles, making termite chemical barrier challenging to accomplish. And sometimes even if access is not a concern, it is difficult to evenly soak the soil and apply a thorough coverage. Termite barrier treatment may also require a significant amount of termiticides to be instilled into the ground along the foundation, underneath concrete slabs, and within foundation walls.

Choosing the right termite treatment method is a case to case basis and depends on many factors. That’s why property owners should not expect for one termite treatment type that is all effective. Both methods of termite infestation elimination are effective as long as instructions are properly followed. It is always recommendable to contact a professional termite exterminator and let them do what they do best—eliminating termites.

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