Termite infestation is a problem every homeowner will face sooner or later. The good news is that there are several methods of treatments in order to get rid of them for good. But choosing the right one is crucial because not all of them will work on your particular situation. The decision has to be made based on careful and meticulous research. It is even recommended that you see a pest control professional or pest exterminator to help you decide.
Keep in mind that every home is unique, which means that treatment will have to be customized based on the kind of infestation and the home’s setup. By enlisting the help of a termite specialist, you will save yourself some time in coming up with the right termite treatment plan.
Here’s a look at the treatment options available:
Subterranean Termite Treatment
1 – Bait and Monitoring Station
This involves liquid treatment to be placed at the entry points and the infestation sites around your home. There will also be termite monitoring stations to be placed in different locations, the purpose of which is to detect termite activity. As soon as a pest control expert sees signs of termites, the monitoring stations will then be replaced with bait stations. Once termites ingest the bait, they will be sharing it with other termites in the nest, effectively eliminating the colony.
2 – Liquid Application – Repellent or Non-Repellent
These treatments may be utilized in both outside and inside of the property. Since they are a liquid treatment type, they can also be injected directly into the infested area. The purpose of repellent products, as the term suggests, is not to attract termites, but to repel them. Whenever they come into contact with it, they move away. Meanwhile, non-repellent products are designed to not easily get detected by termites. Therefore, they won’t be able to learn how to avoid the treated area. The same as the previous treatment method, forager termites will share it with the rest of the members of the colony, effectively killing them.
Drywood Termite Treatment
1 – Wood Treatment
The best thing about wood treatment is that it does not only kill termites, it also protects your home against possible infestations later on. It can be applied directly onto the wood or can be injected into bare wood.
2 – Fumigation
The main advantage of an entire structure treatment or fumigation is that it will be treating every corner and area of your home. It is the best solution in cases when there are various termite colonies in one property. Fumigation consists of a tent that will envelope the home before pest control experts step in and pump gas, thereby effectively spreading it all throughout the premises, reaching even the smallest cracks and crevices, which by the way are common hiding places for termites.
In choosing the right termite treatment option, you need to understand their differences. Liquid termiticides are primarily used for controlling and eliminating subterranean termites. Liquid termicides are classified into two, the old repellent type and the new non-repellent type.