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Bait vs. Chemical

Termite control methods have improve dramatically in the last ten years, with the introduction of bait technology to liquid solution that are capable of wiping out entire colonies out in the yard. The old method just controlled termites in the house; the new methods eliminate them inside and outside.

One of the most commonly asked question is, which type of treatment should I use?

It really depends on what type of construction you have and what are you comfortable with. The bait system is best to use with slab foundation, finished basements, and houses on wells. This is the safest treatment available. The downside of termite bait is it’s very expensive to maintain and could take as long as two years to rid your house of termites. Maintenance is a must, if this system is not kept up there is no residual to protect your house.

Chemical treatment is the best way to go if your house is on an accessible crawlspace, unfinished basements, or you need to get control quickly. The yearly maintenance is affordable. The treatment will leave a residual, usually which will last between seven to fifteen years if left undisturbed. Termidor the newest of the chemicals, works on eliminating the colony in the yard as well as in the house. The downside of this method is it’s not recommended for houses on wells close to the structure. It requires a lot of drilling in the slabs that are next to the house.

Indianapolis Termite Pest Control

Termites can cause significant structural damage to homes and business with a single colony consuming up to a pound (half a kilo) of wood each day. As social insects that establish large colonies fairly quickly, both the male and female termite feed on wood and continually work to build a nest for their eggs. The presence of termites, particularly in the spring, often indicates that a colony is well established in the near vicinity. Termites prefer decaying wood and despite causing significant damage, they often leave a physical effect that at first appears to render wood as smooth and clean. Total Exterminating Company Inc pest control experts are experienced at identifying and ridding any Indianapolis home or business from the threat of termites and protecting your property from the significant harm caused by a termite infestation.

Extensive and Expensive Termite Damage

Termites are able to adapt to ever changing environments and can wreak more havoc than a series of natural disasters combined including hurricanes and hailstorms. Damage due to termites is estimated to be more than 1 billion annually in the US alone. Most insurance companies will not provide coverage for personal loss incurred from the ravages of a termite colony.

How to Get Rid of Termites

Following an inspection of all entry points and any areas where dry wood may be present, Total Exterminating Company Inc formulates a planned approach that may involves chemical applications to act as a barrier between the termite colony and the wood of your building or structure. Soil trenching in and around the foundation combined with specialized injections are among the various pest control methods customized precisely for properties with termite infestations in Indianapolis.

Quick Tips for Preventing a Termite Infestation:

  • Avoid letting moisture accumulate near the foundation of your property
  • Address excess humidity problems in crawl space areas
  • Do not store firewood and other wood products near the foundation of your home
  • Contact a Indianapolis pest control expert immediately if you suspect termites have established a colony on your property

Check for Termites Before Buying or Selling Your Indianapolis Property

Total Exterminating Company Inc provides pest control assessments and other services to Indianapolis real estate agents that facilitate smooth transactions. Schedule a thorough inspection with a licensed and experienced Total Exterminating Company Inc pest control specialist before buying or selling property Indianapolis. If you suspect you have a problem with termites in the Indianapolis region or are planning to buy or sell your home, call the pest control specialists for more information and a free assessment.

Termite Facts

  • Termites have a history dating back 250 million years
  • According to the National Pest Management Association, over 5 billion dollars in damages are attributed to termite infestation in the U.S alone, each year
  • Colony queens can live up to 25 years and are capable of laying an egg every 15 seconds
  • Termites have been known to chew through lead, mortar, plaster and even asphalt when foraging for food
  • Termites are found in every state except Alaska
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