Top Termite Treatment Methods
Whole-house termite treatment involves fumigation. Typically, large tents are draped over the home to keep the fumes inside where they can kill termites.
A less common type of whole-house termite treatment involves raising the temperature in the home very high. The home may reach between 120 and 150 degrees. Such hot temperatures kill termintes as enzymes within their bodies are denatured and cell membranes are destroyed.
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Bait Systems versus Liquid Termite Treatments
A major drawback of bait systems is that they are usually spaced several feet apart, making it easy for termites to miss them altogether. Bait systems also aren’t designed to attract termites in any way.
With full liquid termite treatments, there is a zone that goes all the way around a home, making it far more likely that termites will encounter the treatment zone. Another thing to remember about bait systems is that they usually take a long time to produce results.
In some cases, bait systems can take as long 1-2 years to eliminate the original colony. Liquid termite treatments, however, can go to work immediately and a complete and thorough treatment can eliminate a colony in just a few weeks.