When you have termites, you call a pest control company, pack up your family, and leave for a few days while the big stripped tent goes up over your house. What happens beneath that tent? Have you ever wondered what treatments a pest control company actually uses to get rid of termites?
A lot depends on the type of termites invading your home and how big the infestation is. Here in San Diego, homeowners get both drywood termite and subterranean termite infestations. Each type must be treated a little differently. In the case of drywood termites, one of the most effective extermination products we use at Best-Rate Termite is Tim-bor Professional.
Tim-bor Professional can be used as a dust, spray, foam, or mist and penetrates deep into cellulosic materials, including your wood structures. It also gets into wall voids, cracks, and crevices where termites like to hide.
The active ingredient in Tim-bor Professional is a natural mineral salt called Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate, or DOT for short. What we like about Tim-bor Professional is that it is highly effective, knocking out termites while representing very little threat to your family. DOT has a very low toxicity rate for mammals, including your furry family members. Termites have a different physiology from mammals. When the DOT gets on them, they clean themselves, ingesting the product, which kills them.
A few other things we like about Tim-bor Professional are that it won’t hurt your wood surfaces or corrode metal objects like nails or screws. It’s also virtually odorless and can be used on the inside or outside of your house. It is also manufactured in an environmentally friendly way.
If you have termites, ask your pest control company what products they are using in your home. Make sure that they make smart choices that will get the job done without harming your home or putting your family at risk.
For a termite inspection or extermination quote, please contact Best-Rate Termite.