Have you ever heard that the best cure is prevention? The same goes for termites. The best way to treat a termite infestation is to prevent one from ever happening. One way to do this is to set up a chemical barrier around your home that stops termites from entering your home. This chemical barrier doesn’t kill termites; rather, it acts to repel them so that they don’t even want to try munching on your home.
The chemical barrier is usually placed in the soil around your home and is primarily meant to ward off subterranean termites. This treatment may be more invasive than it sounds. Termite control experts may need to drill through slabs and even foundation walls in order to treat vulnerable areas where subterranean termites are likely to enter.
A chemical barrier is not 100% effective. It is sometimes challenging to determine all of the potential entry points that termites will use. Also, even a small gap in the repellent can give termites the doorway they need to march on into your home. So, while a chemical barrier can’t guarantee that your home will never be infested, it can drastically decrease your chance of experiencing an infestation.