As a termite service provider it is our job to know, understand and be able to explain the many different options our customers have for dealing with these pests. Often times we are called to existing homes that are seeing evidence of termite activity. When we arrive the first step in our inspection is to determine if there is truly termite activity present and how far they have traveled. If there is, we then determine the type of termites the structure is being compromised by in order to determine the most effective treatment method.
Targeted Spot Treatments
Spot treatments can be utilized when dealing with Drywood Termites that appear to be localized in a specific area. These treatments are very effective and affordable but only provide protection in the treated area.
Baiting stations are used for detection and treatment of Subterranean Termites. Monitors are placed around the home and are inspected throughout the year to detect activity. Once activity has been confirmed insecticides are applied to the surrounding area to eliminate the intrusion. This method is an environmentally friendly approach since NO pesticide material is introduced until they are absolutely necessary. This method is also very affordable as opposed to more extensive costly approaches but provides protection for Subterranean Termites only.
Exterior Liquid Treatments
The exterior liquid treatment is used both during or after construction for the treatment of Subterranean Termites. Pre-construction, this method is used to treat the soil prior to the concrete slab being poured. Post-construction, liquid treatments are done around the foundation of the home to eliminate the termite colony. Both these methods have great success but require additional applications at 5 year intervals and only target Subterranean Termites.
Borate treatments are available both prior to construction or after your home is complete. The beauty of the borate treatment is the material is organic and has the ability to eliminate and or prevent both Subterranean and Drywood Termites. In addition to this advantage, it also protects against ALL wood destroying organisms including wood decaying fungus! Unlike all the other treatment methods, this treatment improves with time so retreatments are no longer needed and protection is in place immediately after the application.
Borate Treatments are the WINNER!
If you are thinking of building give some serious thought to having a borate treatment performed on all the wood in your home during construction. If you’re remodeling or adding an addition this treatment is also very beneficial to the treated areas.
There is no other product available that targets all varieties of termite and wood damaging fungi. It’s also organic and has no environmental impact.
This material is considered the most effective termite treatment on the market and surprisingly has been around for a long time!