Termite Treatments: What Are Your Options?
Your home is easily your biggest investment, and the idea of wood destroying insects simply taking over and putting your home at risk is nothing short of dangerous. This is what makes termite treatments so essential as part of your home maintenance plan. Wondering what your options are? Here’s a quick guide.
- Bait and Monitoring: Sentricon AllWays Active is growing in popularity. While there are a few different brands, Sentricon is the most popular and tested. With this type of termite prevention, bait stations are placed at various locations around your property, then monitored by your termite treatment team. The bait is then carried back to their nest, sharing it with all of the termites, causing the entire nest to eventually die out. Below is a Sentricon Bait vs Liquid 3D video.
- Liquid Barriers: The other main type of preventative treatment is a liquid barrier. Using this method, a pest control professional will typically make a chemical application to your property at the earliest signs of termite problems on your property, helping to prevent any serious damage. There are two different kinds of barriers: repellent and non-repellent. Repellent barriers actually keep the termites away, to some degree. The problem, though, is that they can’t completely keep them away from your home, as things like plumbing lines create “holes” through which they can reach your home. Non repellent barriers simply kill termites when they come in contact with them.
It’s tough to know exactly what your best option is, as a customized program is the only one that’s actually right for your home. Talk to your pest control specialist about what might be right for you.