If you live in an area that is prone to termite infestation, or you have had an infestation in the past, you may want to consider termite barrier treatment to prevent termites from entering your house again. These treatments form a termite chemical barrier around your property that either repels or outright poisons termites that try to fly or burrow into your home. There are several different methods of administering termite barrier treatments, as well as some safety concerns to take into account. Use this guide to help you decide if a termite barrier treatment is right for you.
Liquid termite treatments can be placed on a variety of surfaces around the home. Many are injected directly into the soil to stop burrowing termites, but others can be sprayed on hard surfaces like brick or cement. These liquids release fumes that are toxic to termites, creating an invisible shield around the house. Liquid barriers often need to be replenished frequently, but they provide the added benefit of stopping flying termites as well as burrowing ones.
Termite bait is a granulated poison that termites carry back to their nest to kill the hive. It can be placed at various locations around the home, killing termites before they gain access. In general, termite bait traps are safe for use around kids and pets, but it is a good idea to nonetheless exercise caution when placing them.
Soil treatments are liquids or crystals that are worked into the soil to prevent termites from burrowing into a yard. They are the most long-lasting of all termite barriers, but they often require professional assistance to place correctly. Soil treatments can be placed in the dirt, or under paved areas. However, the pavement must be drilled or cut to allow access to the dirt underneath. This can be a time-consuming process, but it provides some of the most reliable termite prevention available.
Termite barrier treatments are one useful option to prevent pesky termites from gaining access to your home. To learn more about the termite barrier treatments and other termite control methods available from ACTION Termite Control, call (877) 556-4131 today.