How is a termite infestation treated?
Anti-Termite Treatment for first time user
Anti—Termite treatment can be complex and technical, especially for first time users who may not be well-equipped on various aspects of the treatment. From type of treatment, what solution or chemical to use, how often is required, what termite type is controlled and what actually happens during a termite treatment, are some regular questions and queries raised.
Here is a summary tips and notes for 1st time termite treatment user:
#1 How is termite infestation treated?
Anti-termite treatment requites the drilling of holes at intervals along the perimeter of the home, in order to inject termiticide to control the termite colony. The termiticide is used to form a protection barrier between the soil and the home structure. Once exposed and ingested by the termiticide, the affected termites will spread to the other termites and eventually reducing or eliminating the colony. Some termiticide actually halts the muscles of the termites, thus preventing the termites from damaging your property further.
#2 What is the most effective treatment for termites?
There are short term and long term treatments available, depending on your needs, budget, infestation level and type of infestation. There are “spot treatments” available whereby localized treatment is conducted on the affected area. Serves as a “contact kill” method, termite infestation may be eliminated however, the colony is not controlled from the soil level – the root source. Users may find themselves engaging repeated spot treatments whenever another termite activity surface. There is long term program that may not react or remove instantly and require more investment, however, it controls in a more targeted, holistic and effective manner with long term assurance of at least 7 years.
#3 How long does a termite treatment last?
Generally, a proper quality termite treatment in the market last average of 5 years. However, there are also advanced solutions to heighten the control, and extending the warranty of coverage to 7 years. Termite inspection are also enhanced by using Microwave Technology to detect termite activity in a more accurate manner. To note: it is important to ensure regular monitoring as termites do travel vertically and horizontally.
#4 What termite species does it cover?
Anti-termite treatment covers subterranean termite species which largely live within the soil to form their colony often attack wood that connects with the ground. Typically attacking the home structure such as ceilings, bathrooms, wooden flooring and wall structure, anti-termite treatment is used to control and eliminate the subterranean termite infestation colony that causes weakening of your home foundation stability. Click here to find out more about drywood termites.
#5 What questions do I need to ask the pest control specialist
There are many options and providers in the market and it is important to ask relevant questions to the pest control company you are evaluating to ensure your investment is well spent. A termite control package typically cost more than a general pest treatment due to its complexity and size of coverage, hence it is important to ensure credibility, quality and trustworthiness. This includes the background of the company, years of warranty given, the termiticide offered, the safety standards, mode of inspection and what to expect before and after treatment.
You can also know more about how is a termite infestation treated through your consultation with a pest control specialist. Know what to ask them and be ready, read: Questions to Ask Your Termite Pest Control to find out more.