If you are certain that you have a termite issue in your home, the first step in remediation is to determine how to take care of the problem. There are several forms of termite treatment available to the consumer, many of which work well.
In this post, we’ll provide you with all the information you need to help decide which treatments work best in your home, for your situation.
Various bait systems exist in the termite market, but few work the same as a professional setup. It works by drawing out the termites from their nest and away from your home. Trained professionals place several sets of bait systems around the problem area that attract foraging insects. The foragers then carry the bait back to their nest and render and kill the colony.
Liquid treatment works well in many situations. Most (if not all) termites die after spraying the liquid around the problem area, in a perimeter, in a trench, in strategic places in the foundation, and in places where they have shown their presence. The liquid kills existing termites while the perimeter inhibits returning, subterranean insects.
When a drywood termite problem is out of control, sometimes fumigation is the only option. Fumigation, or tenting, fills the entire home with a poison that kills the insects that you can’t see. A special tarp covers the home and is tightly sealed. The fumigant is released, penetrating every facet of the home (even in tough to reach places). After completion and tarp removal, the termites are dead, and the fumigant evacuates the area.
If you think you have a termite problem, then don’t hesitate to contact us for help. We can help to set up a plan to fix your problem with only one inspection.