Archives for Termite control

Termite fumigation treatment

Termite fumigation treatment is a long used treatment method for the control and elimination of termites, specifically drywood termites. While it is always recommended that adequate controls be in place to prevent infestations, sometimes it is not always avoidable, and more drastic methods are needed. That being said, it does pose certain risks, and should only be carried out by a trained, licensed, exterminator. This is most definitely not a DIY procedure.
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Advantages and disadvantages of liquid termiticides

Liquid termiticides are commonly applied as a form of barrier treatment, in order to control infestations of subterranean termites in and around homes. These types of barriers work by keeping termites away from a structure as well as killing those that penetrate the treated area. But what are the advantages and disadvantages of liquid termiticides?
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Home termite inspections

Termite inspections are often required in order to secure funding to purchase a home (especially older ones). But they are always a good idea whether it’s required or not. The risk of termite damage to wooden structures is higher for older houses; that is why older premises are more in need of inspections. Here’s what you may want to know concerning the process of most home termite inspections that are carried out by pest control companies.
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Exterra termite baiting system

Exterra is a relatively new form of termite control that has been found effective in controlling subterranean termites (like Coptotermes spp). Up until now, the most commonly used form of termite control was to apply chemicals directly to the soil to form a barrier. This process involves spraying large amounts of potentially hazardous chemicals around your home, yourself, and your family. The Exterra termite baiting system offers an alternative method that eliminates the need for chemical sprays, while eliminating the source of termite infestations – the colony. The process is formally known as “The Exterra Termite Interception and Baiting System”.
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Orange oil termite treatment

When deciding on a termite control treatment method, it is always important to consider all the options. Today, more than ever, people are increasingly concerned with the use of chemicals for both personal health and environmental reasons.  This has led some homeowners to explore the “famous” orange oil termite treatment method. So, what exactly is it, how is it carried out, and does it even work?
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What type of termite treatment is more effective?

Subterranean termite problems are still treated with liquid chemicals, because other alternative methods have not reached mainstream adoption. In order to understand termite treatment better, it’s helpful to understand the main strategies employed. Generally speaking, there are two main categories of termite treatment methods (that employ termite chemicals): conventional treatment and perimeter treatment.
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Termite control using termite bait stations

Termite control is quite easy to carry out, depending on the system you use, and how early you detect the termites. The most effective termite control methods involve detecting termites early on, and then baiting them to eat poison laced feed. Its principles are simple, but highly effective in preventing termites from getting into a building in the first place.
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Termite control basics

There are several methods of termite control treatment for subterranean termites which can be carried out; basically there are only 3 methods which boil down to 1) Prevention or stopping termites from taking hold at the very onset 2) Drilling method carried out when the premises are already infested by termites 3) Baiting method, which is carried out at the onset of an infestation, when active termites are found around the premises
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