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Common Types of Termite Treatment

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Pest control services often refer to termites as silent destroyers because they can form colonies in your home before you realise that you have an infestation. The fact that termites stay out of sight and eat wooden parts of a house makes them more destructive. This is why regular inspections are necessary, particularly if you suspect you have a termite infestation. Notably, pest control services can still apply termite treatments around your property even if your inspector gives your home a clean bill of health. This article highlights common termite treatments that pest control experts use.

Soil Termiticides -- One of the most durable treatments termite experts recommend is liquid-soil termiticides. The termite treatment mostly comes in liquid form and is applied directly into the soil. Termiticides require digging a trench around a property and pouring the liquid chemical continuously to avoid gaps around the barrier that is formed. This is important because termites are small enough to pass through a tiny gap not covered by liquid termiticide. Notably, soil termiticides can last for a long time when applied correctly, but periodic inspections are necessary to determine if the barrier is still effective.

Termiticide Building Materials -- When building a new home or renovating an old property, you should take advantage of the time to make the structure termite-free. The best way to do it is to use building materials that have been sprayed with termiticides before construction or renovation. The building materials act as a barrier and are excellent termite repellents. Termites do not find termiticide building materials edible and opt to stay away. You can buy pre-treated building materials or call pest control services to treat the inputs on site. Termiticide building materials are especially effective on structures where the timber contacts the ground.

Spot Treatment -- Sometimes, there could be a small colony of termites in a small wood section around your home. While you can replace the timber, pest control services recommend spot treatment. The exercise involves drilling wood at equal intervals until you feel some resistance in the bit. The resistance indicates the presence of a termite nest, and a pest control crew will fill the holes with termiticide. The treatment kills all the termites and prevents others from burrowing into the wood. However, if damage is extensive, you should opt for replacement rather than spot treatment. The difference between spot treatments and other processes is that the former is designed to kill termites that are already present in a property.