They’re sneaky and destructive and can lead to costly damage: yes, we’re talking about termites. It’s best to set up preventative measures to keep them from invading your property, but home and business owners often don’t realize that they have this kind of problem. A comprehensive termite treatment may be necessary, and here are some of best methods.
- Termite Bait- Termite bait contains strong ingredients like hexaflumuron, which works to kill termites slowly. The bait is placed strategically around your home or business, and foraging termites grab some of it and return to their nests. Then, the rest of the colony gets infested. This process takes several weeks to work, so it’s important to keep inspecting and refilling the bait stations as needed.
- Treating the Wood- Another option is to treat the wood with surface sprays and/or injected foams and sprays. This kind of termite treatment targets termite infestations and absorbs into the wood for long-term protection. There are also termite-resistant construction materials that are treated in this way.
- Treating the Soil- Guess what? Termites live beneath the ground, too, so we can treat the soil around your building with termiticide (insecticide designed for termites). This may involve digging a trench around the perimeter, treating the soil, and returning it. The termites ingest the termiticide, which builds up in their systems over time. The goal here is to prevent them from entering your home or businesses.
Fumigation or another termite treatment may be needed for extensive infestations. For more information, call our experienced staff at Wright Choice Pest Control, LLC. We understand termite behavior and the damage they cause and will work to solve your problem as quickly as possible.