Here at Best-Rate we have several different termite control options depending on your property and the type of termite. Your Best-Rate Termite Inspector will suggest different termite control systems that are tailored to your properties specific needs. Depending on the areas that need to be chemically treated, localized treatments can be very effective for eradicating termites in a specific area, however controlling termites may take more than just a localized treatment and may require a whole house fumigation. Below you will find different termite treatment options for the different species of termites.
Subterranean Termite Control Options
Before we get started on the different types of termite control services we offer, let us teach you a little bit about subterranean termites. They live in soil under the structure and must have moisture to survive. Subterranean Termites will create mud tubes to travel up into your structure; these mud tubes protect them from outside elements. Treating the soil is a way to help prevent an infestation.
Drill and Treat: Drill through the concrete down into the soil and inject the termiticide. This termite soil treatment will create a barrier and will help protect the structure from subterranean termites entering the subarea and establishing colonies. This termite treatment is only for areas around the perimeter of the structure in which are concrete.
Trench and Treat: Create a trench in the soil around the exterior perimeter of your structure not going past the footing. Treat the trenched soil with a termiticide, and then backfill and treat the backfill soil. This termite treatment once again creates a barrier around the exterior of the structure detouring subterranean termites for entering under the subarea.
Baiting Stations: Bait station have several different purposes. One being to monitor the size of a subterranean termite colony. Two, help deter the colonies from making it to your structure. If they have a source of food in this example the bait station, then they would be happy staying in the area surrounding the bait station rather than making it to your structure. Third purpose is to kill off the caste. This happens by the termites eating the wood in the station that has been treated with a slow-acting agent. The worker termites will take the ingested wood and feed all members which will slowly eradicate the caste.
Drywood Termite Control Options
Drywood termites live in the structure of your property. They get moisture from the cellulose (wood) they eat. There are several different options on how to treat for drywood termites. Here at Best-Rate we perform two of these treatments which have been proven to have the highest efficacy.
Localized Treatment: This termite infestation treatment method is called a spot treatment. Once the drywood termites are located a licensed expert will then drill into the wood using a 3/16 bit at the galley and inject a termiticide, which will then eradicate all the termites in the one specific galley. This is not a whole structure eradication treatment. This treatment can only be done in areas visible and accessible.
Fumigation: This is a whole structure termite control treatment. When your structure is fumigated you will need to vacate the premises for a total of two nights. A licensed fumigator will then cover your home with a tarp and inject a gas called Vikane and a warning agent called Chloropicrin. The warning agent is used solely because you cannot see, smell, or taste Vikane. Chloropicrin is essentially a tear gas used to worn off any invaders who may try to enter the tent during the fumigation process. This termite treatment guarantees that every living termite in the structure will be eradicated if performed correctly. We here at Best-Rate give you a two-year warranty on the structure after it has been fumigated. We always suggest if there are any wood repair work that needs to be done to the structure, that it be completed prior to the fumigation. Reason being, you can get wood from the lumber yard with active termites already in it, which then could re-infest your home.