There aren’t many people in this world who would say they “like” bugs. But for homeowners, there aren’t many pests more frightening than termites. Not only are they creepy-crawly, like all pests are, but they also threaten to destroy what for most people is their biggest asset: their home. It’s true that termite control – whether you already have termites or are thinking about a preventative solution – is an important part of home maintenance. Fortunately, with ePest Solutions you can get the right products to send termites packing, and keep them away.
4 types of termite control
- Repellant chemical barriers – Liquid chemical barriers are typically best used as pre-construction and preventative measures. Application involves digging or drilling into the area surrounding your home and treating the soil, deck, or other surface with termiticide. It works by killing the subterranean termites, which die after walking through the poison. Repellant chemical barriers are those that termites can sense, and stay away from: they repel the termites. For that reason, they’re not typically used for termite control in areas that termites have already infested, but rather to keep termites away, as preconstruction or preventative treatments.
- Non-repellant chemical barriers – In addition to repellant chemical barriers, there are also non-repellant chemical barriers. These are applied in the same way as repellent liquid chemical barriers are, but they don’t repel the termites (because the termites can’t sense them). For soil treatments when you have active termites a non-repellent chemical will work best. It is also great to use in spot treatment applications.
- Wood injection – If termites have infested your walls or other wood structures, ready-to-use insecticide products applied directly to the infested areas provide an immediate termite control response, though wood injection is considered a spot treatment and is not a substitute for mechanical alteration, soil treatments, or foundation treatments. There are broadly two types of wood injection treatments. The first is pressurized foam poison, which expands as it is applied, spreading the insecticide deep into the termites’ tunnels and galleries. The second is pressurized liquid, which flows into the galleries and tunnels and penetrate the wood.
- Advance Termite Baiting System – In cases where homeowners are concerned about using pesticides, around children and pets for example, an advanced termite baiting system can be a highly localized termite control solution. You install “stations” that include the bait (and trap the termites) around your foundation and yard. Termites feed on the poisonous bait in the station.
Whether you need a repellant chemical barrier, non-repellant chemical barrier, wood injection, or baiting system, ePest Solutions has you covered. We offer a full line of professional termite control products, including termite baits, insecticides, termiticides, termite traps, wood preservatives, dusts, foams, monitors and aerosol for the do-it-yourself pest control homeowner.