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Treatment and Infestation
Termites can be treated through using chemical liquids or baits.
Provide a long-lasting “barrier” in the soil that prevents termites from entering and infesting buildings. In most cases, termites already within the building die off since they cannot return to the soil for supplemental moisture.
This method uses cellulose-based food combined with a slow-acting substance lethal to termites. The baits are installed below ground out in the yard in cylindrical plastic stations. Other types of bait stations are sometimes additionally installed indoors over active mud tubes. Foraging termites eat the bait and share it with their nest mates, resulting in a gradual decline in termite numbers.
Be sure to watch out for signs of termite infestation and inspect infected areas by examining and probing exposed wood for hollow spots using a Flathead screwdriver. If you do find any termite swarms, find out if they are termites or ants. As you can see in the graphic below, termite wings are equal in length and the antennae are straight with a slight droop.
Ant vs. Termite
Spring’s warmer temperatures and rainfall encourages winged termites to emerge from hidden colonies in nature. Large numbers of termites, or “swarmers” will drop to the ground, shed their wings, pair off with a mate, and attempt to begin new colonies in the soil. Termite swarmers emerging inside a home are incapable of damaging wood and only live for about a day. Removal can be accomplished with a broom or vacuum.
What is the Average Cost For Termite Treatment?
On average, termite treatment costs may vary depending on the size of your space, if it’s an existing termite colony, how widespread your termite problem has become, and what kind of treatment is used to handle your termites issue.
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