Controlling termites is essential to protecting your house. Here at Best-Rate we have several different termite control options depending on your property and the type of termite. Ask for your FREE Best-Rate termite inspection to learn which termite control systems is best for your property’s 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
For subterranean termites that live in soil under a structure and must have moisture to survive treating the soil is the best 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.