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What Are The Different Kinds Of Termite Control?

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What are the different kinds of treatment used for termite control?

  1. Premise
  2. Ceptiva Dust
  3. Termatrac Detection Radar
  4. Sentricon
  5. Others may include: bait system, termiticide application, moisture reduction, fumigation, and orange oil treatment.

“There’s more than one way to skin a cat.” – Proverb

What that proverb means is that there is more than one way to approach a challenge or situation. You only need to broaden your horizons to reach the result you want. This same thinking applies to termite control. If you’ve encountered these nasty buggers in and around your home, we’re here to tell you that there’s more than one way to keep termites at bay.

Today, we’ll look at the different kinds of termite control, care of Topbest Philippines, and also according to the three different kinds of termite specie that may infest your home.

Premise

This innovative termiticide is the creation of Bayer Corporation. Premise is used to control termite infestations around your home. What experts do with Premise after inspecting the area is to evenly spread the odorless mixture on top of the soil. This treatment is called “Lateral Soil Movement”. The use of Premise is recommended for pre- and post-construction.

Ceptiva Dust

Produced by Baden Aniline and Soda Factory (BASF), Ceptiva dust guarantees termite colony elimination in just a few weeks! The dust is both a deterrent and pseudo-food source for these insects, the latter being formed by being mixed with a patented microcrystalline cellulose matrix. The dust is inserted into ready-to-use vials, then placed inside a termite nest and tubes for swift results. The termites ingest or pass the mixture onto other termites (which are deadly to them either way), eliminating the entire colony in only 2-4 weeks.

Termatrac Detection Radar

Another way to deal with termites is to actually find out if these insects are invading your home. Topbest experts accurately pinpoint termite locations with the use of the Termatrac Detection Radar. Using technology similar to radar, this device is able to detect termites through metal, wood, and even cement. This achieved with the use of three high-tech sensors located at the base of the device. Once the termites are found, you can use methods 1 and/or 2 to deal with the infestation.

Sentricon

When the termite infestation is too much, it’s time to bring out the big guns: The Sentricon Colony Elimination System. This product set the standard for all other termite protection systems in the market. Before installation, a perimeter is first secured around your house, then an inspection is made to check for termite source points (this can be further verified with the use of the Termatrac detection radar.

Once these points are located, exterminators then drill holes into the earth and install the system. Each capsule is loaded with termiticide that is lethal to burrowing insects. These are then carried to the colony, efficiently eliminating them at the source. Regular inspections are then made to check the progress of the system.

Now, if we’ll base treatments according to the three main types of termites, the corresponding termite control should be as follows:

  • Subterranean Termite

Subterranean termite infestation may be solved through bait system implementation. A Topbest pest control expert may install bait systems around your home and keep track of these stations on a specific schedule to make sure that your house is safe from any possible termite infestation. Among others, this termite control treatment is known to effectively get rid of termites.

Another way to eliminate subterranean termites is through applying termiticide. As discussed above, premise falls under this category and can effectively avoid any potential subterranean termite infestation from around your home.

  • Dampwood Termite

This type of termite can be eliminated through moisture reduction. Well-known for its efficiency in controlling termite infestation resulting into termite-free environment, moisture reduction is widely used among pest control experts including Topbest.

This may include an increase in ventilation, repairing leaking plumbing and construction areas, checking of drains to ensure that these are working properly, and even adjusting construction elements to reduce contact with wood and soil, thereby avoiding potential termite access to your home.

Among useful products that can be applied in terminating dampwood termite infestation is premise.

  • Drywood Termite

For drywood termite infestation, there’s particularly a lot of professional pest control treatment that can be helpful. One of these is termite fumigation.

Termite fumigation is most used by professional termite control exterminators in the event that the infestation is severely damaging your home. While this may be highly effective, it’s important to note that this should only be done with the expertise of a termite control professional. Furthermore, upon application, family members should be out of sight as this may be risky for the health.

Typically, this is being performed through using a tent to seal the house. The tent is then secured with containers, in order to anchor it to the ground. Once the house is finally sealed, termiticidal gas such as that of methyl bromide is used and pumped into your house. Experts will also need huge fans in order to fairly distribute the gasses through every portion of your home’s structure.

A safer drywood termite treatment is orange oil termite treatment. While this may be a long-term solution, it’s a particularly great option for those who are opting to go green. As the name suggests, it uses orange oils that contain D-limonene in order to treat termite infestation. The treatment starts off by drilling holes into the infested area (wood), and consequently injecting the orange oils into those holes. Given that oil absorbs into materials such as that of the infested wood, it kills the termites as it makes contact with the oil.

Though there may be termites that wouldn’t probably make much contact with the oils, it can still die upon consumption of the wood, given that the wood has already absorbed the oils injected through the holes. After the treatment, the wood’s holes are then sealed.

Key Takeaway

Now you know the different kinds of termite control as utilized by Topbest Termite Control Philippines. If you know of any other kinds of methods you’d like to share or have any comments regarding this article, feel free to sound off in the comments section below.


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