Termite Control Methods
Termites are, without a doubt, one of the most invasive pests that any homeowner could face. They show up in the masses and quickly infest the inside of your home’s wall voids without you even noticing their attendance. Leaving termites untreated is a massive issue because they can grow their colony’s population in no time at all. Having different termite control methods is essential because colonies can pop up almost anywhere at any time.
A-1 Bonded Termite can handle major termite infestations through the use of various control methods. Depending on where and how large the infestation is, an A-1 Bonded Termite technician can either treat the colony by either a baiting program or a liquid treatment program.
Not only are termites invasive, but they also pose a massive issue against your home’s structural integrity. Termites have something called Protozoa in their guts that allows them to break down the wood’s cellulose fibers. Overall, this means that termites can eat the wood, the same wood found in homes.
Termites often travel underground and can begin to infest houses from the ground up. Traveling underground is specifically dangerous because they can quickly find their way to the most structurally essential areas of a home. However, depending on the type of termite, they can also fly and begin infestations from the house’s top. A variety of termite control methods are available to treat an infestation based on the type and severity.
Liquid Termite Control Methods
Liquid treatments are a staple in the pest control industry when eliminating termites from home. They offer flexibility and a rapid approach with a high residual effect. When using a liquid termiticide, it’s vital to know that two different types of liquids provide different results, repellents, and non-repellents.
Repellents offer more of a barrier against termites. These termiticides are applied underground around the foundation of the home. They can be a wall that kills termites as they appear because of liquid breakdown over time. These termite control methods are better for preventing a colony rather than treating an already existing settlement.
Non-repellents are a much better choice when there is a pre-existing colony infesting a home. These liquids allow termites to move across them without them being aware of it. They get the termites sick and have a high transfer rate from one termite to another. Though non-repellents take a little more time to see results, they are a much better choice because they can completely wipe out a colony instead of just those who cross the repellent’s barrier.
Applying Liquid Treatments
How an A-1 Bonded Termite technician applies a liquid treatment depends on where the termite activity is. If there is a majority of the movement stemming from the ground, spreading the termiticide underground is key to eliminating the colony. Applying an underground treatment can be done by either digging a trench around and using the liquid or drilling holes in the cement that meets the home’s foundation.
It can be a strenuous process, but certified A-1 technicians know what it takes to treat termites the right way. Having knowledge of trenching and drilling, knowing different slab types, and how much liquid to apply are required to treat a termite colony safely. A lackluster approach can lead to more costly damages to the home and an uncontrolled termite colony.
Leave it to the Pro’s
Taking on a termite colony by yourself is a daunting task that may have more drawbacks than benefits and it can be a risky procedure. It is essential to understand each product and treatment technique fully. Knowing where to apply each treatment is also vital.
That’s why it’s always best to leave it to the professionals at A-1 Bonded Termite. Our expert team can handle all of your termite troubles. A-1 Bonded Termite knows precisely the right place to treat and the correct approach. After a free termite inspection*, an A-1 technician can safely and accurately curate a personal plan to get the termites out of your home.
Even after the termite treatment, our technicians can offer advice on prevention, signs of activity, and where they’re most likely to appear in your home. We provide routine termite monitoring and prevention plans. Our maintenance and prevention plans leave you worry-free so you can go back to focusing on what matters most to you.
Contact us or give us a call (714-502-9230) to set up a free termite inspection* and put your mind at ease. *New customers only. Not available for multi-unit or real estate transactions.