General Overview of Different Types of Treatment Options
Termites can create massive damage to your home if fail you control them. They stay in the ground of your home and consume away the foundation and cabinets without ever being spotted. Preventive measures are needed for termites as most homeowner insurance does not cover termite damage.
These three main groups of termites that can cause damage to your home: subterranean, drywood, and dampwood termites.
Subterranean Termite Treatment
These termites got their name as they like to construct their nest below ground, subterranean termites usually go into homes from areas where wood touch
with the ground, by passing through cracks and gaps or by using the mud tunnels they build to move from their under ground colonies to the wood in your
Subterranean Treatment options:
Monitoring and Bait Stations
Monitoring stations are positioned at strategic locations around your house to decide the size of termite movement. Once identified, bait stations are installed to
make the termites go to them. Bait stations contain chemical substances that termites consume and carry back to the colony, passing them to everyone in the nest
This control method is the most effective when handling with big infestations.
Drywood Termites Treatment
Drywood termites donít need soil or stay under ground in order to survive. They can move up to 1km to search for a home, and will start a new colony when
they found the wood type that they like. Drywood termites do not require much moisture like subterranean or dampwood termites to live, and can often be found in
door/ door frames where they infest constructed wood. Other things they may infest include dead trees, bed frames, cabinets or other wood furnitures.
Drywood Treatment options:
Liquid & Foam
Pest controllers have a a few varities of termite control equipment to prevent and control termite infestations in
Termiticides can control termite infestations, available in both liquid and foam forms. When selecting the type equipment for use oftermiticides, an
pest control expert will decide depending on the signs of infestation and location in your home.
Professionals use the solutions in a selected manner, using only the right amount neccessary for control.
Dampwood Termites Treatment
These termites are bigger than their related subterranean, dampwood termite soldiers have very big pincers on their head that they use it for defence. From their name,
you know that they are likely to construct nests in damp or rotting wood with high level of moisture and moist wood that touch the soil such as logs.
Dampwood termites don’t build their nests in soil and do not build mud tunnels. These termites eat the wood with the grain if their wood meal is in good condition,
but will eat the wood across the grain if their wood meal is rotten. Typically, dampwood termites do not create so much damage like subterranean and drywood termites.
Dampwood Treatment options:
Moisture is important to termites for them to survive. Always solve leakage in your home and make sure there is proper drainage, these can help in preventing a termite
infestation. Wood that has contact with the soil is always a proble, so always take away any woood that is touching the ground and use only treated wood to secure your
home from wood rot.
Speak to our termites specialists here at Execute Pest Control & see how we can help you. Contact us at 87527277 for more information.