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Termite inspections are the first step in the treatment process. After all, why fumigate your home if you don’t even know if you have termites? You may have your home inspected as part of an impending home sale or because you suspect an infestation.
A professional inspector knows how to perform an inspection and will advise you if termites are discovered. Depending on the type of termites discovered, area of the infestation and size of the infestation, the inspector will provide you with a recommended treatment or several treatment options. Treatment methods are different for subterranean and drywood termites.
If termites can’t get in your home, they can’t cause any damage. That’s why it is a good idea to invest in preventative measures, like physical barriers. Physical termite barriers are just what they sound like – barriers that stop termites from gaining access to your home. Physical barriers are primarily used to stop subterranean termites. These little guys usually invade a home from below. They dig their way through the soil and attack a home through a crawl space, wood pile, ground floor window ledge or wooden patio. If you can limit your home’s contact with the ground, it will be a lot harder for subterranean termites to invade.
This is exactly what physical barriers are meant to do. If you are building a new home, you can put a concrete slab underneath the house, blocking contact with the soil. Another common physical barrier is a layer of stainless steel mesh that goes between your home and the soil. As with a chemical barrier, physical barriers are not a guaranteed solution against termites. They can, however, make it much harder for termites to reach your home, thus lowering the chances of an infestation.
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.
Exterior perimeter termite treatment may be an option if your home is at risk of a subterranean termite infestation. The treatment focuses on treating areas adjacent to the exterior foundation wall with chemical repellents. The goal is to repel termites before they have a chance to make direct contact with the home.
Many homeowners prefer this type of treatment over a conventional chemical barrier, because it requires less drilling into their slabs or foundation walls. It may also require less overall repellent depending on the specific home. Exterior perimeter treatments may be used in conjunction with localized interior treatments if subterranean termites are discovered inside the home.