Termites can cause irreparable damage to homes and can affect the integrity and structure of your house. If you discover termites or suspect you have termites, it’s important to contact a professional pest control company immediately. A professional pest control company will be able to assess the situation, and recommend and administer the appropriate termite treatment. There are three standard methods of treatment for termites:
1. Soil Treatment: Since subterranean termites live in the soil, termite treatments are used on the surrounding soil to act as a treatment barrier. First, a trench is dug around the foundation, and the soil is treated with a termiticide. The trench is then refilled. This type of treatment helps prevent future termite infestations, and kills any termites in the house as they to return to the soil to nest.
2. Wood Treatment: Pest control professionals can use a variety of different wood treatments to help kill any existing termite colonies and prevent future ones from spouting up. Wood treatments include surface sprays, injected sprays and foams, and Borate treated wood. Pest control professionals use borate wood treatments to prevent termite infestations and eliminate any existing termites in homes. Wood treatments include surface applications during the construction phase of home building and wood injections and foams after a home is built.
3. Bait Systems: Bait termite treatment systems are an effective way of destroying termite colonies. A pest control professional will install bait stations around the perimeter of the home and monitor the stations on a set frequency ensuring a home is protected from future and any current infestations. This termite infestation treatment effectively eliminates termites.
These are just a few ways of effectively protecting your home from termites and preventing further damage to your home’s structure. For more information on the different types of termite treatments, or if you think you may have a termite problem, contact HomeTeam Pest Defense today to schedule an assessment of your home.