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Termites are little creatures that conjointly eat naturally-occurring materials that are high in cellulose like plants and woods. The subterranean and drywood termites are the ones accountable for the devastation of most home components and wooden structures. Among the latest and efficient termite treatments, we've got liquid termiticide, baiting systems, and whole house fumigation procedures.
The liquid termiticide could either be a repellent or non-repellent treatment, repellent functions as a chemical barrier that blocks the entry of termites into the house while the non-repellent gets rid of termites by moving them into treated ground. The non-repellent termiticides are considered to be a highly effective way to remove termites as it leads to the transfer of termiticides from the treated area to a different location wherever the affected termites come in contact with their nest, thereby giving immediate and long lasting results.
Experts administer termiticide by digging the base of a house to about six inches wide and six inches deep, they then place the liquid termiticide in the pit (generally 12 gallons for each 30 feet of trench). This strategy is efficient because subterranean termites come from underground, so the problem is solved if you treat the ground surrounding your house. Termite detection radar technology (termatrac) can also be used to precisely verify the presence of termites without any physical penetration of walls or floors. Termatrac spots the exact termite location without interrupting the termite’s activity - thereby increasing the accuracy of the termiticide treatment.
A baiting system is another efficient way of exterminating termites which serve to eliminate the whole termite colony. Professionals position insect tracking devices tactically on commonly attacked places and examine them regularly so as to recognize the presence of termites. Following the discovery, baits are placed in these locations. Inside the baits are deadly materials, papers and “tasty” meals that can attract the hunting termites. The termites will eat some of the bait, and take the rest to the nest. Some bait formulas create a slow effect ensuring a gradual decline in termite population while others can reduce a whole colony.
House fumigation is often an effective way to treat the entire house, usually when many termite nests are spotted in one house. It helps to reach every crack and crevice in which termites may be living. In this method, experts will cover the infected house with a large tent and then pump in a gas that will destroy the termites. Depending on your circumstances and severity of the infestation, your termite exterminator can help you decide if this is the most appropriate choice for you.
Termite spray is yet another termite treatment that is spread around the outside perimeter of the base of a house only and does not dip into timber or the subterranean termite nests. Termidor is by far the most popular of the termite sprays.
Natural treatments include the use of orange oil and Borax. Orange oil is produced from citrus fruits while borax treatment is made by converting an organic ingredient into a chemical. Orange oil is used for a small nest of drywood termites only and is applied by injecting it directly into the areas attacked by drywood termites for immediate destruction. Boric acid is best used before the house structure is built in the first place; it is painted onto the timber, making the timber itself an obstruction for termites.
Most people resolve to contact a professional termite exterminator to deploy termite treatments since it is generally a task that requires specialized experience and materials. It is important to discuss with the pest controller the type of termite treatments that will be required to make termite infestation in your home a thing of the past.
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