Types of Termite Treatments for Your Hayward Home

Feb 18, 2024

In sports, it is often said that a good defense is a better offense. Homeowners take this idea to heart when they keep up with maintenance and fix things quickly before they deteriorate. Those who have battled different types of guests over the years realize the importance of fixing water leaks, removing excess moisture from crawl spaces, and keeping their shrubs trimmed. They also keep up with regular pest inspections. They know that without vigilance, bugs will move in and take over. Termites are one of those homewreckers people dread.

What happens when your offense doesn’t work as well as you hoped, and the enemy sneaks in to set up shop? That is when it’s time to seek out the assistance of a quality pest control company that can offer effective options for termite treatment for your Hayward home.

Standard Termite Treatment Options Available

If you discover your home has a termite infestation, a reliable professional will discuss your needs and offer you the best options for your situation. The most common options include:

  1. Soil: This may be the most common type of treatment. A soil-applied barrier treatment uses a termiticide. The technician will dig a trench around your home’s foundation. Next, the termiticide is applied to the soil within the trench. The trench is then refilled. You now have an invisible barrier that will keep termites from entering your home and eliminate those exiting your home to reach their nest.
  2. Wood: Directly treating wood with a termiticide is another option where the applied chemical seeps into the wood. Bugs will eat the wood, leading to their death as they carry the chemical back to their colony. This type of treatment may be in the form of a surface spray, injected sprays and foams, and borate-treated wood.
  3. Fumigation: Another option used primarily with drywood termites is gas fumigation. It requires you to vacate your home for several hours. While you are out, the fumigant permeates your home and affects the termite’s metabolism when inhaling it.
  4. Bait traps: These are often used to help reduce the use of insecticides and their impact on our health and environment. The first step in this system is monitoring stations. They are set around your property to determine the level of activity. Once the activity is confirmed, bait stations are set up. They attract termites, who then ingest the insecticide and carry it back to their colony. It is then shared with others in the colony and will begin to die off.

A Termite-Free Home Starts with a Reliable Pest Control Company

Homeowners need a dependable pest control company that understands the different treatment options available. Times Up Termite’s technicians are trained to spot evidence of termites and offer the best treatment options based on your situation. We have one type of treatment known as the eco-friendly, reduced-risk insecticide, Altriset, which is a good choice for homes with pregnant moms, children, or pets. We may also recommend BASF’s bait monitoring and bait stations to eradicate the wood-chewing pests. Are you ready to ensure your home stays termite-free? Call us today!

Call 510-568-7200 to speak with our team of experienced, licensed professionals at Times Up Termite, Inc. You can also contact us online to request a free termite inspection and book a termite treatment in Hayward.

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