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Termite Prevention and Control Tips From Rutgers Pt 2

Now that you know how to prevent termites, what happens if you have them already? You’ll need prompt help to handle these pests. Thorough and effective treatment is needed to help prevent significant damage to your home. Our Brielle pest control team offers the following information on professional termite control.

Soil Treatment for Termite Prevention

This treatment involves having a trench dug around the exterior of your home. Liquid insecticide products are then applied to act as a barrier between the soil and your home home’s exterior. Soil treatment might also involve having liquid insecticide placed in certain areas inside your home where termites have been found.

How does this work? Termites don’t nest inside homes. They travel through the soil to and from homes and underground nests to feed on wood. This means they come into contact with the treated soil and carry it back to their nest. This kills off the entire termite colony. Soil treatment typically works in about a month or two and remains effective for 5 years or more.

Baiting Termites

Baiting involves placing plastic tubes filled with bait underground roughly 10 feet apart around your entire home. These tubes can also be placed indoors in areas where terms are active. Termites enter these tubes, take the bait, and carry it back to their nest, resulting in the destruction of the whole colony.

Baiting often takes longer than soil treatment, but it doesn’t involve digging trenches on your property. The bait also doesn’t affect the soil, since it’s enclosed in capped plastic tubes. Baiting often takes about a few months to kill off a termite colony.

Termite Prevention for Your Home

If you need Brielle pest control for a termite problem, contact Allison Pest Control. Our experienced technicians can effectively rid your NJ home of these pests.

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