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Pest Control – Termite Treatment
Subterranean termites are one of the most economically significant insects in the United States. Every year, termites cause many millions of dollars in damage to wooden homes and other structures. Left untreated, long-standing termite infestations can undermine a building’s structural integrity to the point that it must be demolished or may even collapse upon itself. The swarmers are usually the first sign homeowners see that their homes have a termite problem. But the termites who do the damage are the workers who live underground and travel between the house and the soil in mud shelter tubes. Though seldom seen by homeowners, they’re the termites who munch away at the house, hidden from view.
Termite Baiting using Advance
Our Pest Control Company uses the Advance Termite Baiting System because it’s the most effective and environmentally sound termite control method available. Advance bait stations are installed in the soil around the building(s) to be protected. During their routine foraging, termites come across the station wood and start munching away. In addition, they lay a pheromone trail to the bait station, which tells other colony members how to find it. The bait stations contain a slow-acting active ingredient that termites bring back to their colony, where it is spread through the colony members in the course of their normal grooming, feeding, and communications. Over the course of time, the entire colony is eliminated.
Termite Control using Termidor
Termite baiting is a popular termite control option, but many customers prefer conventional, liquid termite treatments. Liquid treatments achieve faster control and require much less ongoing maintenance than termite baiting systems. That’s why in addition to termite baiting, we also offer termite treatment using Termidor, a revolutionary termiticide that is 100 percent effective in eliminating termite colonies but whose active ingredient is effective at very low concentrations and is considered to be much more environmentally friendly than old-fashioned liquid termiticides. Termidor works differently than old-school “termite barrier” chemicals like Chlordane and Dursban. Unlike those and other earlier termiticides, Termidor is invisible and non-repellent to termites. They can’t see, smell, or taste it. It also has a delayed effect, so not only do the termites wander freely through treated soil, but they also live long enough to poison the rest of their colonies.
Like liquid termiticides in general, Termidor is injected into the soil around your home using specialized equipment. In some cases, we may apply the termiticide from inside the house (for example, adjacent to cracks and other penetrations through the basement floor) if needed to provide effective termite control. Consistent with our earth-friendly approach to pest control, we evaluate each job individually and design a treatment plan that will effectively eradicate the termite problem, but without applying more termiticide than is needed to do the job. Whichever termite control method you choose, you can be confident in our Pest Control Company’s commitment to quality, artistry, and environmental stewardship.
Call Now for a Consultation
Choosing a termite extermination method isn’t always easy. Most people’s homes are their most significant investment, and protecting that investment requires careful consideration of all the options. We’re happy to come out and provide a no-obligation inspection and help you decide which termite treatment method is best for you. Please get in touch with us to set up an appointment.