Subterranean Termite Treatment

Subterranean Termite Treatment

It is a fact that subterranean termites can cause serious damage to a home, but they do so very slowly. As such, homeowners have time to conduct research, get estimates, and compare prices and sets before they choose a subterranean termite treatment company or option.

Homeowners should not feel pressured by exterminators to make an immediate decision. Choosing the right company and treatment option takes time.

In order to choose the right company ask for an inspection from 2-3 termite treatment control companies. Compare factors like treatment options, service guarantees, and warranties. Verify that they have a valid license to do termite control in your area.

Ask questions. Find out why they are proposing the treatment that they are suggesting. By doing so you will be able to deduce whether the contractor is being honest or is trying to take advantage of your desperate need to get rid of the termites.

When it comes to subterranean termite treatment, you have several options.

Liquid repellent termiticide, non-repellent Termiticide, bait systems, termite proof material, and borates. Each one controls subterranean termites in a different way.

Liquid Repellent Termiticide

This repellent is placed in the soil around the base of your home. The concrete slab is drilled and the repellent is placed in the soil. This liquid repels termites turning them away from your home.

Non-repellent Termiticide

This repellent is also injected into the soil around your home. The difference is that the Termiticide is not a repellent. This liquid kills termites as they tunnel into it.


With this system, plastic stations are placed in the soil around your home. They are filled with wood monitoring stakes.

The termite company on a quarterly or monthly basis monitors these stations. If termite activity is discovered then the wood is replaced with bait.

Once termites eat the food they proportion it with their comrades and the colony is ultimately killed.

Termite proof material

This material contains termiticide, which kills termites upon contact. It is usually placed around utility conduits such as electrical wires or plumbing pipes. This is usually done before pouring the concrete slabs.


Liquid borates are usually painted on exposed and unfinished wood. If the wood moisture level is high, the spread level will be greater. Application of the borates mainly placed in crawl spaces or basements. This prevents termites from consuming the wood as food.

There are many subterranean termite treatment options in order to find one that is right for you, consult a specialized termite exterminating company to properly estimate your needs.

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