Karen’s house has termites, and Designing Spaces has brought in Bob Hickman from BASF to further discuss her treatment options to eliminate the problem. Treatment for subterranean termites can take two forms or a combination of the two. One form is applying a liquid termiticide, Termidor® HE, to a narrow band of soil adjacent to the exterior foundation wall. The other form is through monitoring and baiting termites, in this case, Trelona® Advance Baiting System. Termites intercept monitor/bait stations placed at intervals around the home. Bob and the professional pest control company give a good overview of what a homeowner could expect in eliminating termites, and setting up a regular inspection schedule to assure the damaging pests are kept away.
Did you know that termites cause over $5 billion of damage annually in the U.S. alone?
If an inspector has found termites in your home, what is your next step?
First you need to know what types of termites you have and what types of treatments there are to eradicate them. Then contact a professional exterminator. You can start by putting in your zip code here: http://www.termidorehome.com
Treatment for subterranean termites can take two forms or a combination of the two:
- One form is applying a liquid termiticide to a narrow band of soil adjacent to the exterior foundation wall. Termites trying to enter the home through the soil, move through the treatment zone and are controlled.
- The other form is through monitoring and baiting termites. Termites intercept monitor/bait stations placed at intervals around the home.
The Advance® Termite Bait System features termite-preferred food sources and a large containerized bait load to allow for a large amount of bait to be fed to the colony in a short time to eliminate termite colonies faster. And the Termidor (R) HE high Efficiency termiticide from BASF has protected some 4 million homes since 2000.
Have an inspection done by a professional and then if there is a problem, use these trusted products to ensure that no more damage is done.
If you don’t think you have a problem, do an inspection anyway and ask your Pest Control Professional to put a preventative system in place to ensure that if they do arrive, you are ready to eliminate them immediately!
Yes, there are measures homeowners can take that contribute to reducing the risk of termites:
- Subterranean termites need food (cellulose) and water to survive. They bring water from the soil into infested timbers and other cellulose food sources in order to survive. Limiting the amount of water and food sources around a home can help deter termite activity.
- Keep mulch, wood debris, scrap lumber, sawdust and firewood away from your home’s foundation. If you do keep firewood outside your house, keep it raised and off the ground
- Don’t allow leaves to accumulate in gutters which can lead to above ground conducive moisture conditions
On the Designing Spaces episode, “Protecting your Greatest investment: Termite Solutions for Today’s Homeowners” airing on Thursday, June 11th and July 9th, 2014 at 7:30 am (ET/PT) on Lifetime, Bob Hickman from BASF will discuss all you need to know about liquid, monitor/bait termite solutions and more.