Houston Termite Removal - How Is It Done?

Termites are pesky little insects that can cause enormous structural damage. They are often difficult to detect and eliminate and can return to the home after an infestation has been dealt with.

Termite removal
specialists are therefore essential in getting rid of the bugs once and for all. There are a number of different techniques and methods that are used for elimination but in general, you can expect one or more of the following treatments:

1. Repellents

Termite repellents make the structures on your property unappealing or unattractive to termites. Termites, like many colony insects communicate desirable areas for living and foraging. The use of repellents allows the insects to pass on the message that you home or other structures are not an ideal habitat or place to find food.

This is actually a very effective method of controlling the population by using the natural behavior of the termites. However, this does not eliminate the problem and termites may return within a certain period after efficacy of the repellent has worn off.

2. Bait With Insecticide

Bait may be placed at the points used for access by termites or injected into a site where an inspector has confirmed an infestation. It only takes one termite to carry the bait back to the colony where the insecticide can then begin doing it's work to either repel or eliminate the insects.

The process is highly for single and multiple colonies that may be affecting the home. Bait can take time to work but should prevent any infestation from recurring unless a new colony arrives.

3. Wood Treatments

Wood is the food in your structures that termites are looking for. Treating the wood to make it unappealing will successfully repel the bugs. Treatment can involve a direct application of a solution to the wood or a process of injecting a treatment into the wooden structural elements or features

This method is effective not only for treating an existing problem but to prevent any future infestations from occurring. In fact, many termite removal experts recommend having wood treated in high termite areas as a preventative measure even if no infestation has previously occurred. Termite wood treatment may need to be reapplied to ensure continued success.

4. Fumigation

Termite fumigation is perhaps the most effective but extreme measure that can be taken to control the problem. It involves a comprehensive treatment of the entire structure using pesticides, normally in a tent covering the structure.



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