Subterranean termites are among the most destructive (insect) pests in the world today. These termites are known to lie in large colonies with the capacity to infest your home eating away cellulose in wood and wooden materials unnoticed said an exterminator from termite inspection company Santa Clara County based. If not detected early, subterranean termites can cause extensive damage your house, causing it to collapse due to structural damage. Nevertheless, taking proper termite control measures can help prevent an infestation, or even get rid of any termite colony within the compound. Outlined below are a few tips and ideas on how to control subterranean termites.
1. Cure wood with chemicals
Treating your wood with chemicals increases the wood’s strength and ability to deter termite infestation. You can either use a liquid termite repellant chemical or non-repellant chemicals that kill termites on contact. Non-repellant chemicals kill termites when exposed to their skin, and is very effective in preventing farther infestation of the same. In addition to this, having a few termites exposed to the lethal termiticide is enough to kill a whole colony of the same, hence recommended.
2. Use bait traps
Bait traps provide an efficient way to control a termite infestation by detecting termite activity around your house. Baits are also suitable for targeting entire termite colonies, and removal of the same. These baits are placed all around the house and are harmed with insect growth regulators that come in handy in destroying and reducing entire insect colonies. You can either lay the baits yourself or have a professional exterminator do it all.
Fumigation is the way to go if the house is severely infested by insect pests and especially termites. One of the main advantages of fumigation is that you can have the entire home or structure treated at one go. Fumigation should however be done by a qualified and experienced contractor, as some of the chemicals used can be dangerous when exposed to humans. Fumigation is also recommended for termite removal in more than one colonies in the same compound.
4. Protect the home from future termite infestation
Taking measures to control termite infestation, such as avoiding accumulation of water near structures and foundation, fixing structural deficiencies on the same, as well as ensuring the entire house is well ventilated can help deter termites according to termite control experts at Delsea Pest Control. Lack of proper ventilation can cause the air to be humid, resulting in an ample environment for termites to thrive. You also need to keep firewood and timber away from the house to prevent an infestation.
These are just but a few ways on how to control subterranean termites. Consider hiring a licensed pest exterminator for complete removal and control of the same.