How to Treat Termites?

Posted: August 31, 2015 in Home Improvement, Pest Control
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download (1)Termites are one of the most dreaded pests in every state of the United States. They can silently invade a structure and slowly destroy it from the inside out. However, the good news is that an infestation can be effectively treated and there are various methods of doing so.

Termiticides are chemicals that are applied in the soil around and below the structure to form a protective blanket from termites. The termiticide works by either repelling the pests or killing them after contact. In either way, the termite colony dies a quick death and gets eradicated.

Baits are a newer technique for controlling and preventing termites. Plastic bait stations with an untreated wooden bait are inserted into the soil at regular intervals around the periphery of the structure. The termites eventually ‘locate’ the bait and start feeding on it. Once this is established, the regular food is switched for a toxic one. The pests continue to feed on it and also carry it to their colony, thus working as a slow extermination.  download

For more extensive infestations, there is no option but to fumigate the entire structure with a lethal gas.

Therefore, homeowners should seek the advice of a knowledgeable and experienced pest control Fort Mill SC firm, such as Tactical Pest and Termite Solutions. The experts will study the structure and level of infestation before suggesting the type of termite treatment that will be most effective. Follow-up inspections and service contracts with retreatment are also available to ensure complete protection from termites.

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