Termites cause billions of dollars worth of destruction to homes each year, so it is imperative that you take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your property from these destructive pests.
One way to effectively combat termites is with professional termite treatment. A qualified termite expert like ACTION Termite & Pest Control will know exactly how much and what type of treatment is necessary for your specific situation.
Termite treatment is a series of steps taken to eliminate termite infestations. This usually includes an inspection, fumigation, and preventative measures designed to keep termites away.
At an inspection, our inspectors will check all potential entry points into your home for signs of termite damage. They look for indicators such as mud shelter tubes (pencil-sized tubes used by termites to travel), piles of frass, and termite mazes on walls.
The inspector will also check for wood-to-soil contact and hollow sounding wood in both interior and exterior walls. By taking these precautions, you can significantly reduce the amount of termite damage you’ll sustain.
Chemical termiticides are the go-to treatment for termites. This method has been around for decades and proven to be successful.
Termite inspections are the most essential step in any termite treatment plan. They help pest control companies identify potential breeding grounds for termites or other insects that could pose a problem.
During an inspection, a professional may use various tools to detect signs of termite damage. These could include a moisture meter, fiber optic devices and thermal imaging cameras.
A termite inspector typically inspects the exterior of your house, including its foundation and eaves. He’ll search for signs of infestation such as mud tubes that run up and down foundation walls, cracks in structural areas, under siding, piers/pillars, etc.
A termite inspection should also be performed inside your home, especially if there is wood trim or other wooden features present inside. A professional will use a special tool to tap on window frames and doorframes, listening for hollow-sounding wood that could indicate termite galleries or tunnels.
Termite fumigation is the most efficient termite treatment available and it’s designed to eliminate all termites within your home with one treatment. The process involves prepping and tenting your property, then injecting fumigant into it and allowing it to dissipate.
Due to safety precautions, you and your family will not be permitted to reenter your home until after fumigation has been completed. This is done for both your safety and that of any pets, fish or plants present in the property during that time.
Termites are foraging insects that live in colonies with three castes: workers, soldiers and reproductives. These pests pose a serious danger to your home and it is essential that all of them be eradicated.
Termite prevention is the process of controlling and avoiding infestations before they happen. It’s widely recognized as the most efficient form of pest control, and can be done in many different ways.
Pre-construction termite protection, for instance, is a process that involves treating the ground, foundation and building materials to keep termites out of your structure. This can be accomplished through various chemical treatments applied to soil and foundation before construction begins.
There are also physical barriers you can install to keep termites out of your home. Examples include concrete slab edges and metal shields put in place around wood structural elements during construction.