New Termite Treatments
New termite treatments are being developed and tested all the time by termite control professionals as well as researchers in the field. Sometimes these treatments prove to be very helpful in the battle against this destructive pest. Any termite control service should constantly have an eye on what’s being developed and the promise of new treatments and measures of termite control. Technological improvements and other developments make the technician’s job easier and promote a higher elimination success rate.
If termite treatment is done in an improper way or if the chosen method is inappropriate for the specific situation, new treatments must be used to try to solve the problem and get rid of the colonies in the home. There are many fairly new treatments that are making their way to the market these days. Not all of them are appropriate for every situation, but some come in handy in very specific cases when conventional methods fail. One such new method uses microwaves to heat up and thus kill any insects that are living within the walls of a building. This technique leaves zero chemical residues and thus is much friendlier to the environment than other methods. It is sometimes preferred by families who have younger children or small pets even though standard conventional chemical methods done correctly are also non toxic to humans and animals. One interesting fact is that any insects caught up in the walls during the course of this treatment die right where they are so no clean up is needed after the fact.
Downsides of Termite Heat Treatments
There are some limits to these heat treatments despite their wonderful promise, so they are not appropriate for all situations. They are the best option when the location of an infestation in a structure can be accurately calculated. The trouble is that if the treatment is administered to a wall and even just a small number of termites are missed, the colony could come back very quickly and thrive in the wake of the termite control company’s best efforts. Clearly the precision and accuracy of this treatment are critical. And of course, this type of method should only be administered by trained technicians under the correct protocol, because if done incorrectly this technique can actually cause structural damage to the home rather than preventing it.
Boric Acid and New Chemicals
Originally, boric acid was the chemical of choice for termite control professionals because of its properties and the success rate that technicians were able to achieve with its use. It was mixed with water to combat many different insects including termites with some success. But as time goes by, this field rapidly develops new technological innovations both in chemicals and in other techniques of treating and preventing termites from gaining a foothold in the home.
Today’s technicians use a combination of techniques in their work. There are some fairly standard ways and means of termite control but they can vary depending on the situation and the severity of the infestation. When fighting against ground termites, professionals very commonly employ bait stations in the ground while also utilizing liquid termiticides inside and outside the home’s foundation to prevent their entry into the home. The bait stations work slowly, killing and sterilizing the entire colony over time if they are successful. The spray application is done as a fast acting preventer to go to work and protect the home while the bait station does its job. Sometimes entire nests underground are uprooted by exterminators to prevent them from feeding on the homes of customers. New termite treatments are developed all the time.