Termite insecticide products are available to homeowners at major retail outlets or hardware stores. However, applying professional strength insecticide requires specialized tools and an advanced knowledge of both the insects themselves and the construction features of a home. A licensed pest control technician is trained in identifying the areas of your property where termites hide. The wands and rods used to inject termite insecticide into the soil around your property or into the structural components of your house must be used by a professional.
Over time, a termite colony can cause devastating damage to the wooden structures of a house and its surrounding structures. Because standard home insurance policies don’t cover termite damage, most of this destruction must be repaired out of pocket. When you consider the cost of replacing entire sections of a house due to termite damage, it doesn’t pay to use over the counter termite insecticide. Compare estimates from several pest control services to find a company that’s experienced in the professional application of insecticide.
Actions of Termite Insecticide
Over the years, pest control companies have explored many different methods for eliminating termite colonies from residential buildings. Termite insecticide remains one of the most popular methods, largely because it has proven to be effective at eradicating termites from homes. When liquid termite insecticide is injected into the soil around the perimeter of a home, it forms a chemical barrier that either repels or kills the insects that come in contact with the chemical.
While some termite insecticide brands only repel the pests, others actually kill the colony members as they make their way from their subterranean colonies into your home. Proponents of these powerful, non-repellant insecticide products state that killing the insects is the only way to ensure long term elimination of these pests from your property. However, repellant barrier products are used successfully by many pest control services to keep properties free from these wood devouring insects.
Baits are often used in conjunction with liquid insecticide, also known as termiticide, to eradicate colonies. Devices made of wood, cardboard, paper or other cellulose-containing products are treated with an insecticide that is lethal to these pests. When the insects consume the bait, they carry the toxic chemical back to the colony, where they share the lethal substance with other colony members. Over time, this process can successfully eliminate of a large portion a colony. Pest control professionals monitor the baits to make sure they are working properly.
As an alternative to insecticide and other chemical treatments, some companies offer non toxic methods for eliminating these insects. Non toxic approaches may include installing sand, metal or concrete barriers around the exterior of a home’s foundation. These barriers do not kill the pests, but they block the colony members from entering your home. Barriers are often used as a preventive measure to reduce the risk of an infestation before it occurs. Treatment with heat or cold may eliminate certain species without the use of chemicals.
Professional Termite Control Services
A professional pest control service is licensed to use termite insecticide and other treatments in the state where you live. Reliable services have extensive experience at exterminating subterranean or drywood species in residences like yours. Although cost is always a concern when you’re considering extermination services, you should also consider a company’s level of expertise, its professional reputation and the methods that it uses. The products and treatments utilized by a pest control company may vary according to state regulations.
Once an inspector has confirmed that your house is infested with termites, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss treatment methods and the costs of different approaches to extermination. A knowledgeable exterminator will make recommendations based on the extent of the infestation, the termite species involved, the type of property you own and other considerations. You should have the opportunity to ask questions about the chemicals that the company uses and whether these products are safe for you, your family and your pets.
An infestation may take a long time to develop. A homeowner may not notice the signs of termites until the infestation is already underway. If you’ve been informed that your property has been infested by wood devouring pests, you don’t have to choose an exterminator right away. Take time to compare estimates from several reliable services in your area before you make your decision.
Termite insecticide is only one of the methods available for eliminating these destructive intruders. However, chemical treatments have been proven to be one of the most effective ways to prevent extensive pest damage in residential buildings. Contact a number of services to find a reliable team that will come back to check for signs of re-infestation after treatments have been applied. A dependable company follows up on its work to ensure that your home is secure.