Professional Chemical Termite Treatment For Your Home
Though termites seem small and unimpressive, if allowed to spread out of control, these creatures can quickly reduce a wood based building to a ruin in less time than you would believe. It does not take long for a colony of termites to render a building unlivable and if human beings don’t do something about these termites, they will eventually devour the building whole. And that is why a chemical termite treatment program is used to eradicate the termite colony and save your home from damage.
Getting rid of termites, then, becomes a task of every homeowner who notices even a single termite in their homes. There are a number of ways to do this, but the most reliable, if not always the least complicated, is the process of applying a chemical termite treatment. Intended to kill termites via poison, this process is sometimes risky, but in many cases, particularly in severe infestations, there are precious few other options to the problem that do not involve surrendering the building to the wood chewing vermin. However, local law places certain limits on the kind of chemicals that can be used throughout the country for any purpose as a matter of preserving its delicate and unique environment.
Among the types of chemical termite treatment programs available locally, there are chemical soil treatments. These treatments are a specialized chemical mix placed in strategic spots across the edge of a building intended to ward off termites. Sometimes this calls for drilling holes in concrete, oftentimes increasing the cost of the process to as much as $5,000 for an average sized home as the process requires a great deal of specialized equipment and know how to create a complete barrier around a building that is sealed from termites.
Soil treatments are also an option. However, one should try to stick to newer soil pesticide treatments rather than older ones, as older soil pesticide treatments tend to contain powerful solvents that can be hazardous not only to humans, but other animals as well, particularly the dogs and cats that many people keep as pets. Modern treatments such as Termidor and Premise are the preferred forms of soil pesticides used to destroy termite infestations.
Another popular means of dealing with termites are chemical bait systems that contain insect growth regulator. These systems are intended to be gathered by the worker termites and brought to the central nest for consumption by the entire colony. However, these baits contain chemicals that prevent insects from growing larger, eventually causing the vast numbers of essential worker termites to eventually die off. Without the worker termites, eventually the colony can not sustain itself and dies off on its own.