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Knowledge Center: Termite Control Chemicals
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Termite Control Chemicals

Termite control chemicals are the main weapons that professional termite control technicians use to combat the infestation of termites in homes and to eliminate them. Non toxic chemicals that are harmless to humans and to animals have been developed and perfected and are now the industry standard in the United States. Outside the U.S. there are still some chemicals which are known to be unsafe that are still permitted to be used, but domestically the industry places a strong emphasis on safety as a major component of every single job.

As consumers we have access to certain termite control chemicals, but as a general rule they are not appropriate for widespread usage in situations where an emergent infestation already exists inside the house. These products are better suited for preventative measures and for dealing with smaller outside infestations, such as on trees, fence posts, and sheds. The termite control methods, the equipment, and the termite control chemicals used by professionals in the industry are simply more powerful and much more effective than anything we can buy on our own for DIY termite control. There are at least a few noteworthy reasons for this. One is that companies and individual technicians have to be licensed to use these termiticides. And another is that the equipment used for chemical applications is extremely expensive, nothing like the over the counter applicators a homeowner might get.

Chemical Treatment of Termites

The damage termites can cause is potentially substantial and swift. A mature colony can do serious damage in a relatively short period of time. The service offered by pros in the industry provides the best and really the only solution to these issues. There are some different methods and techniques used by technicians, some of them not involving chemicals at all. But in most cases the most effective way to guarantee a successful outcome in a termite control undertaking is through the use of termite control chemicals. Total colony elimination is usually impossible without this treatment, especially in cases where accessibility is limited and getting to the actual colony location may not be practical.

Pest prevention and treatment in houses that have poured basements and slabs, for example, are complicated by the fact that we cannot get to the soil underneath the concrete in a direct fashion. Professionals use drilling and other techniques to get bait piles and chemicals where they need to be. The bottom line is that as homeowners, we are reliant upon the time tested methods of professionals to make sure things turn out all right and that clearance is achieved.

Cost of Termite Chemicals

One of the biggest factors influencing the price of pest control treatment is the amount of chemicals that will be needed to get the job done. Companies calculate the termite control chemicals they will need by the gallon. This calculation is based on factors such as the square footage of the basement and the distance around the home foundation. Making sure the right amount of termite control chemicals are in use is important because in the application of the chemical barrier, total coverage must be assured in order for the outcome to be successful.

Missing coverage anywhere along the critical areas, even just a small opening, could render the treatment a failure. Termites are tiny creatures that can find their way through very small openings, so this part of the treatment process must be done with some precision in order for it to be effective. There are times when even the most experienced and best trained technicians miss a spot and have to come back to a house to reapply termite control chemicals in order to prevent the creatures from getting in. This also points to the importance of baiting, a technique that slowly kills off any termite workers that do make it past the barrier.

Affordable Home Pest Treatment

Pest control is a critical home protection process. If a house is attacked by a colony, swift action is required to ensure that the structure is protected and kept intact. Getting the right termite control chemicals at the proper volumes is about the only way to eliminate existing threats. This in combination with the use of bait piles has been found to be the most effective way to treat the problem and to protect the house from any further damage.

Termite control services offered by licensed professional contractors in all parts of the country help homeowners deal with these issues and protect their houses and condos from being damaged any more severely than they already are. A fast response is essential to make sure that your dwelling gets the protection it needs.

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