Termites can be deadly, for your home. They love wood and eat it to create their own nests. A termite colony can grow surprisingly quickly, added by the fact that they live and work together. Some termites will collect food, others look after the nest, and others handle reproduction.
A termite colony can eat as much a pound of wood a day. That is a significant amount and will quickly make a difference to the structural security of your home.
Of course, termites are not always easy to spot. That’s why you should commission your local Glens Falls pest control company to inspect your house annually. They will identify the most common signs of a termite infestation and help you take steps to eradicate the problem.
It is important to contact a reputable firm, such as Denham Springs pest control, as quickly as possible. The sooner the issue is tackled the better.
The liquid termite control option means applying a chemical solution to the soil around your home. This is effectively the soil where the foundations of the house meet the ground. This soil is where the termites tunnel into your home. If you take a look you will see plenty of small holes in the soil, these are the termite tunnels taking the in and out of your foundations. Block one up and it will reappear the next day.
The liquid bait deprives termites of access to their home unless they walk through the bait, it virtually guarantees an immediate reaction.
The alternative is to load a trap with poison. However, termites are cautious, perhaps because just a few termites are charged with collecting food for the entire colony. This means they will test the food first and then, if they are happy, mark the spot so other termites can collect the food as well.
Termite bait stations work by adding cellulose and other desirable foods to the bait station. It is then positioned near where you think the termites are. After a few days, the termites have taken the bait and confirmed it I okay. You can then swap it with the poison and the termites will effectively take the poison back to the colony and kill them all.
This method is a little slower than liquid but potentially more effective at killing the entire colony.
However, before you pat yourself on your back you should consider having the colony checked to verify that they have all been killed.
It is also a good idea to keep the bait trap down as it will indicate if you have a termite issue again. In fact, you can position bait stations outside your home, helping to ensure the termites are eliminated before they even enter your home. That’s an effective way of protecting the wood in your house.
Liquid treatment does tend to be the more expensive cost upfront. But, it only needs to be done once a year, bait stations need to be constantly reviewed and bait replaced. In the longer term, the bait station is often the more expensive route