Options For Termite Treatments

by Nate on August 28, 2011

Options For Termite Treatments

Termite treatments have changed over the last two decades. As science and technology has advanced so has not the application techniques and products available for termite control. They have become more sophisticated and much better at eradicating the pesky little creatures. Products for termite treatments are many and its choosing the right one for your application.

Liquid termiticides are applied around the foundation and underneath the structure. The application has to cover all areas where termites might gain access to be effective. Termite treatments for new construction is accomplished by treating the soil and foundation walls before pouring the slab. For existing buildings, the perimeter of the foundation is trenched, drilled then treated with the liquid termiticide. Termite treatments such as this create a blanket of chemicals between the termites in the soil and the above structure. The chemical blanket also will prevent any termites within the structure from returning to the soil for much needed moisture. The termites will literally dry up and die of dehydration from such termite treatments.

Other termite treatments include Repellent Termiticides. They are quick acting nerve poisons that are toxic to termites but have low toxicity to mammals. These repellents are pyrethroids and include products such as Dragnet FT, Cynoff, and Talstar made by the FMC Corporation and Demon and Prelude made by Syngenta, Inc. These repellents are so effective that termites foraging under the soil will avoid coming in contact with any of these products and move on and forage elsewhere. Termite treatments such as repellent termiticides have both advantages and disadvantages. The advantage to these termite treatments is a complete battier of the product will prevent the termites from gaining access to the structure. The products are inexpensive, and a treatment will last for several years. The disadvantage is to apply a complete barrier means an application under an already built house. Construction features including plumbing lines and landscaping are just two of the obstacles that hinder such an application. The obstacles create gaps where the application cannot be placed leaving areas untreated. The termites will find the untreated areas and build the necessary tunnels to get in and out of the untreated areas and eventually get into the structure.

Other termite treatments include non repellent termiticide. The termites cannot detect these chemicals in the soil and will tunnel right into the treated soil and die after coming in contact with the treatment. Premise, made by Bayer Corporation and Termidor and Phantom are both made by BASF Corporation. The Advantages to those products are they do not kill the termites, but after coming in contact with the substance, the termites become lazy and forget to eat there by unable to feed the others in the colony. They will also carry some of the product on their body, and when they return to the nest, they will affect other bugs.

Stewart Wrighter recently found himself infested with termites and searched for natural termite treatments to solve his problem. He discovered that termites should be treated by professionals.

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