How to Get Rid of Termites

What is the termite extermination process?Termites can be an expensive problem to have if left untreated. Termites typically need to be handled by professionals, and there are multiple options when it comes to the type of termite treatment. Learn how the experts get rid of termites and what options they might provide you in the event you have an infestation.

Liquid Termite Treatments

Liquid termite treatments not only get rid of existing infestations, but it helps prevent future outbreaks. During a liquid treatment, a narrow ditch is created in the soil around the home to distribute the liquid treatment formula into the ground. This method eliminates the termites as they travel through the soil. Most liquid treatments work slowly to make sure it eliminates the entire colony. Termites are very social and organized insects, and they all have their roles to play in their colony. This means that while some of them may travel and forage others many stay close to the colony, the slow-acting formula allows the forager termites to make it back to the colony and infect the rest of the termites. This process can take anywhere from 30 days to 6 months.

Baiting Systems

Baiting systems are a more reactive approach to termite infestations. A termite bait typically consists of important stables of a termite’s diet – cardboard, paper or wet wood and a liquid substance lethal to termites. This attracts the termites while poisoning them. Similar to the formula used in liquid treatments, this poison is carried by forager termites back to the colony. This process also takes some time to eliminate the problem altogether.

Based on your home, severity infestation and particular situation the best treatment option and maintenance system will vary. Our team of termite control specialists can help you determine the best choice for your home.

Ridding your home of termites and termite prevention is a continuous process. We recommend having your house inspected for termites at least annually. If you think you may have termites contact Dustin Pest Control today to schedule your inspection or treatment.

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