25 Jul Termite Treatment Options For Your Home
Successful termite control requires knowing what type of pest you are dealing with as well as knowledge of the most effective methods for eradication.
Successful termite control requires knowing what type of pest you are dealing with as well as knowledge of the most effective methods for eradication. There are two types of termites: subterranean and drywood. Subterranean termites live below ground, eating wood from the roots up. Drywood termites nest in trees and shrubs where they build mud tubes that extend into buildings, allowing them to travel inside walls or ceilings to feed on wooden structures. Both species can cause significant damage to your home if left untreated, so it is important to determine which type of termite is causing your problem and how best to get rid of them before they do too much damage.If you suspect that you have an infestation problem but don’t know what type(s)of pests are involved in it yet then contact us today!
Termites tunnel through wood and create hollow areas, which is one of the ways people know that termites are present in a structure.
Termites are attracted to moisture and wood. They also have a very keen sense of smell and can be drawn to the smell of food or dead animals, as well as other termites or their droppings. If you are concerned about termites in your home or property, there are several ways that you can identify an infestation:
- Termite droppings on the ground around your house
- Brittle structural supports, such as wooden posts on your porch or fence
- Hollowed out areas in the woodwork of buildings
The best way to control termites is through preventive measures.
The best way to control termites is through preventive measures. Here at Pest Busterzz we can help you identify areas that may be at risk and take steps to reduce the likelihood of an infestation.
Pest Busterzz has a Team of Termite technicians who will inspect your home or business for signs of termite activity, such as mud tubes and fecal pellets. We also give advice on how best to prevent a termite problem in future. Pests can be tricky things, after all!
Termites need direct contact with wood in order to eat it. This means any wood lying outside will be fair game for them.
Termites don’t actually eat wood. They eat the cellulose found in it. So if you want to keep termites off your property, you need to make sure they can’t find any wood or other cellulose-containing products to consume.
Termites will not eat paint or plastic, nor do they feed on concrete or brick—they may build tunnels through these materials but don’t consume them. Metal is also a safe bet as far as termite prevention goes: while some species have been known to chew through metal pipes in search of food, they won’t be drawn to metal siding or other exterior surfaces unless there’s some sort of opening for them (such as a nailing hole) that allows direct access
An infestation does not mean the end of your home, and there are many options for successful treatment and prevention.
There are many options for treating a termite infestation. The type of treatment you choose depends on the amount of damage, the size of your home and whether or not you want to completely eliminate all traces of termites or simply control them.
- Heat treatments heat up the soil around your house, killing both live and dead termites. This method is ideal for small homes with minimal damage and can be done without disturbing any existing structures or landscaping features (such as driveways). Heat treatments last approximately four months and are effective in killing most adult workers, soldier ants and queen ants that have been exposed to temperatures exceeding 113 degrees Fahrenheit at least three days before they enter your home again after treatment has begun; however they do not kill eggs so repeat applications may be necessary in order to permanently eradicate an infestation.*
- Baits contain a slow-acting poison designed specifically for termite control; they’re applied directly into cracks or crevices where insects tend to hide out during daylight hours so they’ll come into contact with it when night falls.* Fumigation involves pumping poisonous gas into wall voids where nests exist; this method is useful when there isn’t much structural weakening but does require professional installation.* Soil barriers prevent colonization by creating an impenetrable barrier between soil and wood structure; if this strategy sounds appealing then keep reading!
If you suspect an infestation, don’t delay getting help.
When you suspect an infestation, don’t delay getting help. Termites are sophisticated insects that can infiltrate your home and destroy it before you even know they’re there.
Even if you think a treatment is beyond your budget, don’t ignore the problem. Many pest control companies offer financing options to help cover the cost of a treatment program. You may also be able to get free or discounted services by joining certain organizations or charities or asking family members or friends for assistance with paying for them (or even with treating them yourself).