Treating Termite Infestations
When dealing with subterranean termite infestations, treatments include chemical options and in-ground baiting systems. A popular choice for preventing termites is a chemical barrier that creates a poisonous blockade between the property and the termite colony.
Chemical Treatments: These involve using termiticides, which are chemicals designed to eliminate termites. Termiticides can be applied to the soil around the home or directly to infested areas. Although highly effective, this method should only be carried out by a licensed pest controller.
Baiting: Bait stations can be used to eliminate termite colonies. This method may take time to be effective, but it is an environmentally friendly option.
Physical barriers: Stainless steel mesh and fine gravel installed around the home can prevent termites from entering. This method does not address existing infestations.
Heat treatments: Heating infested areas to a lethal temperature can effectively eliminate termites, but this method requires specialized equipment and expertise.
Fumigation: Fumigation involves sealing off the infested areas and introducing a toxic gas to termites. This method is typically only used in severe infestations and requires professional expertise.
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