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How is Termite Infestation Treated by Pest Control Companies?



Termite treatment can be complex and technical, especially for first time users who may not be well-equipped on various aspects of the treatment.

There are some common questions and queries raised when it comes to termite treatment, such as:

Here’s the summary of how is termite infestation treated by pest control companies:

How is termite infestation treated?

Anti-termite treatment requires the drilling of holes at intervals along the perimeter of the home, in order to inject termiticide to control the termite colony. The termiticide is used to form a protection barrier between the soil and the home structure.

Once exposed and ingested by the termiticide, the affected termites will spread to the other termites and eventually reducing or eliminating the colony. Some termiticide actually halts the muscles of the termites, thus preventing the termites from damaging your property further.

What is the most effective type of termite treatment?

There are short term and long term treatments available, depending on your needs, budget, infestation level and type of infestation.

The type of termite treatment: short term vs long term

Time period Descriptions
Short term
  • There are “spot treatments” available whereby localized treatment is conducted on the affected area. Serves as a “contact kill” method, termite infestation may be eliminated however, the colony is not controlled from the soil level – the root source.
  • Shortage: users may find themselves engaging repeated spot treatments whenever another termite activity surface.
Long term

There is a long term program that may not react or remove instantly and require more investment, however, it controls in a more targeted, holistic and effective manner with long term assurance of at least 7 years.

How long does a termite treatment last?

Generally, a proper quality termite treatment in the market last an average of 5 years. However, there are also advanced solutions to heighten the control, and extending the warranty of coverage to 7 years.

Questions to ask when hiring a pest control specialist

There are many options and providers in the market and it is important to ask relevant questions to the pest control company you are evaluating to ensure your investment is well spent.

A termite control package typically cost more than a general pest treatment due to its complexity and size of coverage, hence it is important to ensure credibility, quality and trustworthiness.

This includes the background of the company, years of warranty given, the termiticide offered, the safety standards, mode of inspection and what to expect before and after treatment.

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