Sunday, 4 August 2013

Preffered Termite Treatment Methods in Western Countries


The termite treatment methods for subterranean species is different. They live in colonies away from the infested wood that they consume. 

In case of subterranean termites’ treatment, the inspector puts on some monitoring stations. 
When the subterranean termites’ movement is confirmed in the area they put the bait devices in their place. These bait devices include toxins that the worker termites carry to the nests with them where their swarm members consume these toxins and are extinguished.

The infested wood spots are also covered with termiticide sprays and direct injections of termiticides in the wood. However, they are only helpful in controlling further damage to areas under termite attack. 

To permanently destroy the subterranean termites’ nests, carefully placed bait stations are absolutely imperative. Once these bait stations are removed they do not provide immunity against any future termite attacks.

Veteran termite inspectors and fumigation companies also treat the soil in and around the infested property. They put termite-killing toxins in the soil around the whole place to create a whole barricade in case the subterranean termites ever return. However, these toxins are not dangerous for plantation in and around your house.

The timing of termite treatment also matters in how effective the treatment will be in controlling the termite infestation. This does not imply that termite treatments are seasonal, but sometimes, like in rainy seasons, the fumigators normally do not advise starting a treatment. 

The reason is that all termiticides or gas sprays or toxins of bait devices will be washed away by the rain water and the treatment will not be as useful and effective in the long run.


The most effective termite treatment is the one given by reputable companies that guarantee their work and immunity against future attacks for some time. Be sure to do some background research on the companies before you call in the fumigation service

  • Termite treatment and removal requires a very special set of skills, which only the professional fumigators and termite inspectors possess. 
  • You should never try to treat your termite problem yourself as this can be dangerous for your property. 
  • In fact, by trying to save some money from fumigation companies, you may end up causing much heavier damage to your property. 


How can you detect their presence? First of all, this may be symbolized in forms of mud tubes and traces on your walls or floor, eaten wood or wood powder on floors. Other symptoms of their presence may be more visually clear like their swarms appearing from corners of rooms or wall sides. These swarms are highly attracted towards the light. Some people confuse termites with ants, but they can be differentiated from ants based on their equal-sized wings, straight figure down waist and straight point antennas.

Once your termite inspector has confirmed the presence of termites in your property, you should immediately start with a professsional termite treatment. The first step in termite treatment is the identification of the species of termite that has attacked your property. There are two major species of termite. One is the subterranean termite and the other is dry-wood termite.


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