One of the most frustrating pests a person can have in their home is termites. Not only is this true because they are so difficult to detect, but also because they cause many difficulties when you are trying to exterminate them for good. If this is a concern you have, do not worry. While it is hard to get rid of termites, it is not impossible. At Earthwise Pest Management, we have a tried and true method of making sure these pests are eliminated successfully when we come to your home. Check out the method we use for the different types of termites below.
As we mentioned in a past post about the five different types of termites that can invade your home, subterranean termites are by far the most common type to invade a home or business. This means that it is going to take a powerful treatment in order to get rid of an infestation. Since this type of termite lives underground in the colonies they have built, there are likely many tunnels in the dirt that lead directly to your home or business. Once the termites arrive at your space, they will have a regular food source which they can access meaning you’re going to have to have more done than just having the wood treated. You’re going to have to have their entire living area treated as well.
When you hire Earthwise Pest Management to handle this problem for you, we know how to get rid of these underground pests. We will apply a liquid treatment to the foundation of your home or commercial space so that the termites will find it quickly the next time they come to feed. This type of treatment is almost entirely odor-free making it undetectable to the termites you are trying to get rid of.
When the termites come into contact with the treatment, it will stick to them on their route back through the tunnels to their nest, binding to the soil they are touching along the way. This will create an entire treatment zone. When their fellow termites begin to move through the zone, they will also begin to spread the treatment throughout the colony and within a few short weeks, your termite problem will be gone.
This treatment can be used with virtually every other type of termite beside drywood termites. So let’s tackle the treatment plan for these termites as well.
Since drywood termites are different from every other type of termite, they are going to require a different treatment plan as well. While subterranean termites live underground, drywood termites actually live in the different pieces of wood they are eating. This means that when the wood is treated, the termites are being treated as well.
Earthwise Pest Management uses a treatment that is applied directly to the wood that is affected. This treatment works by forming a coating on the wood that it is applied to. This coating works to protect the wood from moisture, making it appealing to the drywood termites as they do not realize that the wood they are feeding off has become essentially poisonous to them. This means that they will eat it as they usually would. The difference this time, however, will be that they are slowly being poisoned. Eventually, every termite in the colony will eat enough of the wood that they will die and your termite problem will be gone for good.
Treating Your Home Yourself
Getting rid of termites in your home is not as easy as you may think. In fact, ridding a home or business of termites requires a very special skill set. Not only do you need to have a basic understanding of building construction in order to figure out where the critical areas of a space are where termites may have entered, but you also are not equipped to enter many areas of a structure that will need to be treated.
There are also a lot of equipment that professional pest control companies own that are needed to make sure the infestation is stopped for good. In fact, you might be surprised to discover that a typical treatment for termites can require hundreds of gallons of pesticide (AKA termacide). Do you really think you have the space to store all of that, let alone the money to pay for it?
Plain and simple, termite treatment should not be completed by anyone but a professional pest management team. We know there are plenty of products that promise to offer the same results as pest control companies, but this simply is not true. You need a team of experts if you truly want to make sure your home is completely termite-free.
Do You Need Us To Take Care Of The Termites In Your Sacramento Space?
When it comes to getting rid of termites in your home, you shouldn’t settle for service that won’t get the job done right the first time. Our expert team has been doing this long enough to know how to do it right. If you are not sure if you have termites or not, there is no reason to fret. We can also come to your home and complete a full termite inspection that will give you a better idea of whether or not you need us to do a full treatment on your home or not. Call us right now and find out how we can assist you in getting rid of the possible termites in your home. We look forward to hearing from you!