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Most Effective Termite Treatment Options In Arizona

August 18th, 2018 - Category: Ask the Expert, Termite Solutions

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Termites and their treatment are often a source of confusion with customers. Which company, which product, which technique vary greatly from company to company. Let’s demystify the process and make your decision process much clearer.

There are two types of termites in Arizona: Drywood Termites and Subterranean Termites. But despite their both being termites, there is a huge distance between treatment options.

Drywood termites spend the majority of their time living inside the wood. Treatments for this type of termite include removal of the affected wood or a limited treatment of the wood (for localized activity), or a whole structure fumigation. It all depends on the extent of the termite inspection report.

Subterranean Termites live underground in the soil and travel between their homes in the ground and the homes they are feeding on. To isolate them from your home, a barrier will need to be initiated that will prevent the free feeding frenzy that is happening in your structure.

Subterranean Termites can be controlled via the following treatment options:

  • Liquid Barrier Treatment – A termiticide (product to control termites) is either injected into a trench, holes drilled in your concrete slab in an effort to place a barrier between the termites and your house.
  • Termite Baits – Products that are very attractive (but not attractant) are strategically placed around the home.  Termites are meant to find these baits, consume them and lose their ability to be a danger to your home.

Termite treatment advantages and disadvantages, here are a few:

  • Treating for Subterranean Termites is usually cheaper than Drywood Termites when treating an entire structure.  This is because Drywood Termites require fumigation and that is calculated in cubic feet, and not square feet like you would use in Subterranean termite treatments.
  • Fumigation for Drywood Termites carries no residual effects.  This means that new termite colonies could invade your home shortly after treatment.
  • Some liquid barrier treatments are repellent in nature.  This is fine, except for the fact that termites realize that a barrier is present and will avoid it and seek a gap in the treatment.  Non-repellent products do not have this challenge.
  • Some non-repellent products for termite control are readily taken up by the root systems of plants, this means less termite control product in the ground for termite control.
  • Baits are dependent on the termites actually feeding on them.  That can be a challenge with our local Heterotermes Aureus species of Subterranean Termites.

If you are ready to take the first steps toward defending your home and family against termites, we invite you to contact  University Termite & Pest Control Inc. Click here to schedule a free initial inspection and consultation. We are always happy to answer any questions you might have!

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