There are many options available to you if you find yourself living in the middle of a termite infestation. A pest control specialist can help you identify what the best steps are for getting your home back to its termite free state.
Termite Monitoring and Bait Stations
Pest control professionals perform inspections and often install monitoring stations within the soil to help them identify subterranean termite infestations. Bait stations replace monitoring stations once the active areas have been located. These bait stations are filled with slow-acting bait. Worker termites collect and take the bait back as feed for the other members of their colonies. Over time, as the worker termites continue feeding the bait to the colony, several generations living within the colony will be killed. Bait stations have proven to be an effective way to treat entire infestations because of their large impact on the colony. But because it is a slower process the results might not be rapid enough to cope with areas of extremely dense populations that are causing severe damage.
In instances with dense populations experiencing large amounts of damage, it might be best to use conventional liquid insecticides to address problem areas.
Reduce Problem Areas
Homeowners should also identify possible termite food sources such as such as woodpiles or any potential moisture sources. This might require repairing plumbing or roof leaks. Identifying these at risk areas is an important step towards the control of existing infestations as well as the prevention of future infestations. It might be in your best interest to employ a variety of control methods. A local pest control specialist can help you determine the methods that would be right for you.
Glendale Pest Control
Termite Control Arizona
20118 N 67TH AVE, STE 300
GLENDALE, AZ 85308