Regular pest organization methods for eliminating subterranean termites involve applying toxic chemicals to your home, your soil, or both. And “tenting” — essentially wrapping and fumigating your whole home — is the most common way to dispatch dry wood termites. The good news is many of the termite manage methods accessible today are just as, if not more, efficient than the toxic exterminations.
Professionally installed baiting systems are the least enveloping and most sought after method for getting rid of unfathomable termites. Although the energetic ingredients in the baits are toxic pesticides, they’re effectual in contained, targeted, gram-sized doses as compared to dumping 100 to 150 gallons approximately your home. Baiting systems work by using the termite’s own procedure of feeding their hoards to transport fatal to the complete colony.
Small bait stations are inserted into the ground approximately the perimeter of the home. Non-baited wood is placed in every station and they are monitored periodical for termite action. If termites are found feeding in a bait station, wood baited with the chemical is inserted. The termites will take the baited wood back to the colony for wider expenditure.
“Our baiting system not only stops the termites from feeding on a home, but offers total colony elimination,” says Dave Maurer, marketing manager for the Sentricon System. “And we only use the active chemical element when termites are feeding. When the colony is destroyed, we take the energetic ingredient out.”
The Sentricon System is conventional as a LEED-approved termite-control system and is at present in use at the White House and the Statue of Liberty. “We place a high-priority on stewardship,” says Maurer. “Quarterly monitoring means we can keep track of behavior efficacy and help catch new colonies ahead of they do injure.”
It can sometimes take numerous months for a baiting system to demolish a colony, which seems like a long wait. But, most termite damage takes place over the course of years, not months, Maurer says.
Do-it-yourself baiting systems are also accessible at home and hardware stores.
Extreme heat is the only nonchemical method for destroying dry wood termites, and the most proven technique for ensuring you’ve totally eliminated a colony. The process is almost certainly the closest you can get to organic termite manage