You can purchase a variety of different Termite baits but most will not work, not when you don’t exactly know how termite treatments work. The reason they don’t work is that they are designed to do one thing – kill termites. They may temporarily kill a few, but Termite colonies will quickly replenish and continue the killing process.
Another way Termite treatments are used is by using liquid termiticides. These baits contain either fipronil or carbofuran and are either applied on the ground around the house or directly onto the wood. Fipronil and carbofuran are both very effective at eliminating termites, but they also contaminate surrounding areas with deadly toxins. Therefore, they should only be used in restricted, well-ventilated areas.
There are a wide variety of other effective Termite baits as well. Some of these include sprays that contain boric acid, which is more commonly known as “killing powder”. Sprays containing chlorpyrifos are also effective. The label directions for these baits should be followed carefully, particularly if you are using chlorpyrifos, as this can be hazardous. Other types of baits available for Termite treatment include liquid nitrogen-based pesticides and penetrating liquids.
Many homeowners wonder if Termite treatment products are even necessary. After all, aren’t termites natural? Unfortunately, the answer is no. They are an unnatural occurrence in today’s modern world and the destruction they cause is often irreparable. However, Termite control chemicals can help to protect your home and reduce the destruction that they cause.
One of the first steps in the Termite treatment process is to conduct an inspection of the surrounding area. During your inspection, look for cracks in the earth, evidence of water infiltration, and signs of termites. If you see anything that seems out of the ordinary, it may be best to contact a professional pest control company. A professional pest control company has the knowledge and expertise to determine the extent of termite damage, to determine how severe the infestation actually is, and to recommend the most effective Termite treatment methods for your situation.
One of the more common Termite treatment methods involves fumigation. During this process, an agent is injected into the ground to kill any existing termites, as well as any ants that may be living in the soil. Although termites themselves cannot die, their eggs do, and they become unable to reproduce while they are sealed inside their egg capsules. The agent used in fumigation is designed to be able to penetrate the termite colony itself, and it is effective for killing the ants as well as any other type of pests present in the soil. While fumigation of its own is rarely successful, when combined with baits or other Termite control methods, it can prove to be quite effective. For instance, if you only want to kill the ants, but not the termites, fumigation of just the ants alone will usually be enough to keep them away for a few months.
Another popular method of Termite control is using baits, particularly baits that contain aciclovir. Baits can be placed underneath the ground, on the outside of homes, or even in the ground itself. They work by attracting termites to the bait, which then crawl inside and lay their eggs. Baits can be effective for all kinds of Termite infestations, including those caused by underground termites, winged termites, and ground-dwelling ants.
Homeowners have many options available for Termite control. Professional services can be quite costly, especially since there is no-tent preparation required. However, if a homeowner is concerned about being seen by termites (which would most likely result in an expensive Termite treatment), or wants to save money, he or she can do so by using “No-Tent” or “Stick” systems, which are cheaper than professional services. The downside is that these do not provide effective Termite treatment in some cases and can even be harmful to people. The best solution is Terminex, which is available in kits designed to treat both termites and nymphs, as well as for preventing further colony growth. A Termite treatment system that uses Terminex will be sure to eradicate any termites, as well as prevent new ones from forming.