Termite Treatment – the pest problem has certainly increased in recent times and so termite treatment is necessary to get rid of these destructive pests. Termite treatment can be applied in a number of ways including baiting, drilling holes in the ground, using pesticides and so on. The most common termite treatment is called “baiting”. The word “baiting” is also often used to describe the method of removing termites with liquid pesticides, though this method does not damage the reproductive ability of termites.
Termite baits come in two forms – baits that contain immediate Termite Attack Products (TAP) or long-lasting Termite Bait. Baits that contain immediate Termite Attack Products (TAP) release chemicals into the soil immediately when they are dug up, so they are immediately effective. Long-lasting Termite Bait is normally spread over an area by baiting it. As the bait is watered down, termite growth is discouraged and termite treatment is therefore less prolonged. TAPs that do not include immediate Termite Attack Products tend to have less immediate effects and are therefore less expensive.
Termite baits can be made from a combination of chemicals and other ingredients such as food and personal products. The chemicals themselves are either toxic or non-toxic or both. When mixed together, the termiticides form a foam substance that attracts termites and coats the soil. As the foam hardens, it will prevent penetration of other baits into the soil. These chemicals are non-reactive with most plants, however, and are harmless to humans and animals.
In order for a termite treatment to be successful, baits must be laid in strategic areas throughout the property. Baits are usually labeled with specific locations in the property where termite infestations have been observed. This is done so that if an infestation occurs in one part of a property, the treatment there will target that specific area. Baits are available in many forms. They can be sticky strips of paper, attached to a stick, or plastic tubes that can be inserted into the ground.
Some homeowners prefer to use bait for their termite treatment programs. It is important, however, that bait is used in an area where it is unlikely termites will dig. bait can be laid out in the garden or on the outside perimeter of the property. In addition, some people like to place baits along pathways and other outbuildings. If a homeowner does not wish to advertise for termite control, then lay baits in places where they are likely to be seen by the public.
The third type of Termite Treatment is the spot treatment. This method is the least preferred because it can only do so much. Spot treatments should only be used when periodic inspections for infestations are not possible or when the location where the treatment will take place is extremely unlikely to be visited by humans. Termite chemicals are placed in small containers near the structure and left there for the termite to find. Once the insects land on the chemical, they are forced to leave the location.