There are 2 stages to termite treatment. The first is to get rid of the infestation that is present in the house and the second is to prevent it from recurring.
Getting Rid of Termites
The most widely applied method of getting rid of termites is through termite tenting (fumigation). This involves sealing up a house, covering it with a special tent and pumping it with specially formulated gases to kill the termites present in the structure. The process takes a few days and the family and pets will have to move out of the home while the termite tenting is underway. It is a proven and effective way of getting rid of termites everywhere in the structure.
If fumigation is not a viable option for some reason, there are other ways to get rid of termites. These are also effective and have the advantage of being eco-friendly. The occupants will not have to move out of the home while the termite treatment is underway as toxic gases are not used in the process. The options are:
- Microwave Treatment: Specially designed microwave generators are used in this process. The device focuses high-intensity microwave radiation into wooden structural members, wall voids, and other areas.There is no need to do any spraying, drilling or use of toxic gases or other materials. The microwave kills the termites by heating them and this is done without affecting adjacent spaces.
- Plant-Based Termiticide: This process uses chemicals extracted from plants and does not involve the use of any artificial toxic materials. The termiticide is applied to wooden surfaces and kills all the termites present there. There are several plant-based termite treatment options to choose from, each with its specific strengths.
Only a professional termite control company will have the expertise to evaluate the specifics of each infestation and decide which of the non-fumigation termite treatment options is the best choice.
Termites are very difficult to spot. Only a qualified expert can spotand detect the signs of a termite infestation.Termite removal often lulls homeowners into a false sense of security and they fail to notice a recurrence of the infestation until serious damage has been done. When the value of the home, the value addition of termite prevention treatments to the selling price, and the safety and security of the occupants are taken into account, the issue of going in for termiteprevention is a no-brainer.
Various termite treatments may be used to keep termites out of a house. A professional termite control service will be able to determine which method is the best one for a specific house because of various issues including the soil conditions, type of infestation, climate and other factors.
If you are looking to keep your home safe from termites, contact a professional termite control company. Its inspectors can locate a termite infestation, decide on the best treatment option and then provide you with termite prevention options to keep your home safe in the future.