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Posted: April 21, 2019 at 2:45 pm


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Some people prefer to opt for more natural termite control methods when they are viable. Luckily, there are some very effective natural control methods available. One of the more common and popular treatments at the moment is orange oil treatment for termite infestations but it is really only effective for spot treatment of a limited termite infestation.

Termite bait stations are not intended to kill termites immediately. Instead, it is meant to contaminate termites who come in contact with the bait and then rely on the social nature of termites to carry the poison back and spread it to the entire colony. The goal is for it to eventually kill the queen termite since without her the termite colony will perish.

Keep in mind this doesnt happen overnight. It can take up to a year or longer depending on how extensive the infestation is. Another factor that affects the total amount of time from initial contact with the baiting system until the queen termites death is what time of the year the treatment first takes place.

For instance, if the bait system is emplaced in the fall, it will take longer to reach and kill the queen since termites slow down and are less active during winter months. If you emplace the bait systems during the spring, the opposite is true.

Both heat treatment and fumigation are known as whole structure termite treatments and are intended to do as the name implies treat your entire structure!

Whole structure fumigation or heat treatment is usually recommended only after an established drywood termite colony is identified by a professional termite inspection. The other approach besides whole structure termite treatments, would be protective wood treatments, but his is more of a preventative measure than a way to get rid of drywood termites.

Heat treatment, which is sometimes called termite heat fumigation, very similar to fumigation but instead of using fumigant pesticides, it uses heat to kill termites.

Termite specialists set up special heaters to spread hot air through the home, typically between 120 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit. To kill drywood termites, the internal temperature of the wood must reach at least 120 degrees Fahrenheit for at least 35 degrees. This is because drywood termites live and take shelter inside wood. A big benefit of heat treatment over fumigation is that heat treatment usually takes less than a day and avoids the need for using fumigants.

There are some risks to heat treatment:

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