Do you know how much of a threat termites pose for the typical home? Drywood termites, subterranean termites, flying termites – there are various species of termites out there that can cause serious structural damage to wood unless the infestation is dealt with in the early stages. Termites have survived for over 130 million years and despite the fact that they are pretty much blind, they can chew through a whopping 16 grams of wood per day. At this rate, a colony of termites could consume almost 13 pounds of wood per year. To prevent structural damage from costing you time and money, explore the many effective termite control methods offered by pest control companies.
The oldest form of termite control is conventional treatment, which has been made available to members of the public for over 50 years. Wherever subterranean termites are found in the home, a conventional treatment can be applied to stop them in their tracks and prevent further structural damage from being caused. This liquid treatment is very thorough and will guarantee the prevention of a termite infestation. The interior foundation wall will likely be drilled, before the conventional treatment is inserted. Soil will also be treated around the property.
There are a wide range of liquid applications to choose from, other than conventional liquid treatments. Once applied, the infestation will be monitored with monitoring stations. This enables the pest control specialist to assess how well the technique is working and it ensures the complete control of a termite colony. The ease of application makes liquid termite control a popular method. It’s best to use non-repellent products with liquid applications, as these products cannot be detected by the critters.
An alternative to a conventional treatment or liquid application is a drywood treatment. A termite specialist will recommend this once the infestation has been managed in some way, because it will protect your property from being destroyed further by the wood-damaging organisms. There are two application methods for drywood treatments – injection into the wood or direct application. The method chosen will depend on how many colonies are found within the home’s foundation. In many cases, drywood treatments will be combined with fumigation, which is a technique that complies with environmental standards and offers great results.
RIP Integrated Pest Management Services use tried and tested methods to banish pests from the home and business environment. Call 0402 239 507 to find out what offers are available.