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The Best Drywood Termite Control Methods

October 04, 2021

Since there are several different species of termites and several different methods of exterminating termites, it’s vitally important to make sure that your treatment methods match the species of termite that you have. Drywood termites are the most common species, and thankfully they’re also one of the easiest to treat. If you do have drywood termites, you’re probably more concerned with how to kill them than learning more about their species. Below are a few types of drywood termite control methods that are effective for killing this type of termite.

Boric Acid

Boric acid is one of the best at-home methods of treating termites because it’s inexpensive and safe to be used around humans and pets. While it’s not the fastest way to take care of termites, it is a great way to take care of a majority of any insect problems that you might have. If you do decide to use boric acid as a treatment method, you’ll have to mix it with water and use a blunt-tipped medicine syringe in order to inject it into the wood. Once you’ve injected the wood with the mixture of boric acid and water, it will be absorbed directly into the wood.

Structural Fumigation

Fumigation is a drywood termite control that’s usually reserved for extensive infestations. This method will need to be performed by a professional, and your home will have to be completely covered with a fumigation tent before the gas is introduced. The reason that this particular method is so effective is that it replaces all of the oxygen with the gas, and when the insects either breathe or respire, they absorb the gas. In most cases, fumigation results in 100 percent termite elimination.

Localized/Spot Wood Treatment

For a small termite infestation, localized and spot wood treatment is a viable drywood termite control. With this particular method, small holes are drilled into the wood and the insecticide is introduced through the holes.

When it comes to treating any species of termite, it’s always best to at least consult with an experienced and reputable Phoenix termite exterminator so that you know for a fact that you’re taking care of your infestation the right way. To learn more about the professional drywood termite control available at ACTION Termite & Pest Control, call (602) 899-2222 today.