Termites travel and feed underground. A subterranean termite treatment creates a protective zone around your structure. This protective zone kills not only the termites that forage against your structure but also kills their colony. Termiticides kill this destructive insect. They are placed in the soil adjacent to the foundation to create this continuous protective zone around the structure. Spot treatments, or treating only one area, do not work to control termites.
We install our bait system around the perimeter of the structural foundation. Termites forage randomly and continuously ensuring the stations are found by termites near the foundation. The bait matrix (or food) is more palatable to termites than the wood in your structure because it contains more of the termite energy source cellulose than wood. It is like offering filet mignon in the bait station next to the hot dog stand of your structure.
Termites that consume the bait adjacent to your structural foundation and carry the material back to the colony in their guts. The colony is killed because termites feed each other via trophallaxis. Trophallaxisfeeding (you do not want further details about this) ensures the entire colony will share the control material.
Liquid termiticides mixed with water are applied to the soil adjacent to the foundation. In areas where the soil is covered by another material a drill is used to penetrate the material and place the termiticide in the soil. Then the covering material is sealed.
The most common covering material drilled is concrete. Examples of where concrete is drilled includes the basement floor, front steps, garage floor, and capped concrete block walls. After treatment the holes are plugged. Liquid termite treatments, like baits, are not detected by termites. Termites that travel through the treated soil adjacent to your structural foundation pick up and carry the material back to the colony killing it.
Sentricon Termite Colony Elimination and Termite Bait Station installation slide show illustrates the placement and look of a termite baiting system installed outside a home.
Termite treatments are not permanent. The behavior of a termite, carefully avoiding light and eating wood materials from the inside, makes it important to inspect structures at least annually for new activity. Our termite renewal makes protecting your home easy. We set up an annual termite inspection at a time convenient for you. We check the inside and outside of your structure for termite activity. After the initial termite treatment, the termite renewal continues the protection.
Our technicians place outside termite monitors against the foundation of your home to detect termite activity in the soil adjacent to your home before they attack your structure. Most important, your renewal includes any update to your termite treatment that is necessary to prevent and cure any infestation. In addition, termite renewals are transferable to new property owners after an inspection and payment of renewal fee.
Greenhow Termite Monitors are placed adjacent to the structure to detect activity before damage is severe.
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