Termite Control Options For Homeowners

Termite Control Options For Homeowners

Ian Mutuli
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Ian Mutuli

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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Termites are a serious problem for homeowners. These wood-eating bugs can cause serious structural damage to your home if they are not controlled. 

Once you know the type of termite you're dealing with, it's important to hire a professional that specializes in termite control services to help you eradicate termites and prevent further damage to your home.

This guide will provide you with information about residential termite control options so that you can make an informed decision on which course of action is best for your home.

Termite Baiting Systems

Termite baiting systems are one of the most popular options for controlling termites. These traps are made to attract termites and then feed them a toxin that inhibits the colony's growth. 

This is preferable for homeowners because it allows for a more targeted approach to killing the infestation. By only eradicating one colony, this method reduces the risk of termites migrating to untreated areas around your home.

It's important to note that baiting systems are not a quick fix. These traps must be monitored on an ongoing basis so you can keep track of the termite activity in your home.

When you hire a professional to install your baiting system, you can rest assured that they will be there to inspect your location to find the best placement of the termite baiting systems.

The placement of a termite baiting system is the most important consideration when installing this method of termite control. This is because termites will only show interest in baiting systems if they are placed where the colony is most likely to find them.

Termite Corrective Treatment

Termite corrective treatment is a solution that involves drilling through slabs to treat the soil around your home's foundation. This can be an effective way to get rid of termites that are already present in the surrounding area.

Once the termiticide solution has been injected into the soil, it will seep through cracks in your home's foundation and kill any termites that are living there. By treating your home's soil, you can ensure that termites won't be able to reenter or cause further damage.

This is because the solution will prevent termites from entering your home by acting as a chemical barrier. By treating the soil, it will also help to prevent termites from spreading between your home and those of your neighbors.

Termite Soil Treatment

Termite soil treatment involves injecting a chemical solution into the ground around your home's foundation to kill termites in the surrounding area. The best part about this option is that there's no odor or smell to the termites so that these pests won't be able to detect the chemical solution before it takes effect.

Termites can't detect the solution when they pass through it, so they aren't able to avoid it. This makes soil treatment the best option if you want a more targeted approach because termites will only be drawn to untreated areas around your home's foundation. It's also a great prevention method to keep termites away.

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Which Termite Control Options Are Best For Your Home?

All of the methods listed above are great options for controlling termites. The type you choose will depend on your individual needs and preferences, as well as how extensive the infestation is in your home's area.

By hiring a professional pest control company, they should be able to help you decide on the best termite control methods by inspecting your home for infestations.

This way, you can choose which type of treatment is right for you and your family. Once you have chosen the method that's right for your home, you can rest assured knowing that termites won't be able to cause any further damage.

Ian Mutuli

About the author

Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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