Homeowners have options of treatment for termites. How much they’ve invaded your home, what type of termites you have, and other specifics of your house will vary on how to best treat your home. Every home requires different things to handle the termites within them. When handling termites there is no one size fits all. As a homeowner, researching the problem and having a discussion with your termite specialist is the best way to go about figuring out which treatment is best for you.

The most common kind of termite is the Subterranean termite. They tunnel up into the building for access to food because they live in the ground under the home. Inserting a repellant liquid into the ground and at entry point around the home and at infestation sites is how treatment is done. A monitoring station in the ground can also detect termite activity and determine if these subterranean termites are approaching the home. If they are, repellent will replace the monitor to help drive the termites away. Taking the repellent back to their colony and infecting fellow termites is how this process works. It also protects the home from termite invasion making the area unappealing to them.

Drywood termites is another major variety of termites. They live within the wooden structures of a home. Treatment straight to the infested wood is usually the way to go with Drywood termites. This is the best line of defense if the termite invasion is contained to a small area. People often prefer to tent their home and fumigate to entirely kill all the termites if they have spread to multiple locations within the home. Different types of termites require types of treatment as every home is unique. Zip Zap Pest Control can determine which type of treatment is best for the kind of termites you have in your home. They will lay out all the benefits and drawbacks for the different kinds of treatment and let you decide what is best. Call Zip Zap Termite & Pest Control today. 816-407-PEST (7378)

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