Once you find out that your home has been infested with termites, you must work quickly. The longer that the termites live in your home, the more damage they will cause. Of course, acting quickly should not mean you choose the first pest control company that you come across. Instead, you need to take the time to choose a company that uses a quality product to destroy the termites in your home. Without the right product, the termites could survive and your house could suffer from extensive damage.
There are two main products that should be in the arsenal used by the company that you choose: Termidor and Sentricon. For you to better understand why these products are the best, you need to learn a little more about them.
Termidor: The Barrier Termite Treatment
Termidor is considered a barrier treatment because of the way it works. This treatment is largely used to protect a home from the pests, but it can be used to kill the bugs as well. Here are some of the things that Termidor can do.
- Create a protective barrier around the home to properly protect from termites.
- Pass on the pesticide from one termite to the next so even those who never came in contact with the barrier can be eliminated.
- Does not work as a repellent that chases away termites. Instead, it allows the termites to walk through the barrier without knowing they are walking through poison.
Termidor can be placed in a barrier around a home or it can even be injected into the internal structure of the home to protect it from termites or to kill current infestations.
Sentricon: The Baiting Termite Treatment
With this system, small, bait stations are placed logistically around the home. They look like small, plastic disks from the surface, but they include spikes underneath them that are baited with treated cellulose (wood). The Sentricon system can be used to protect a home from termites, but it also can kill termite colonies quickly. This is why:
Termite feeders will only go a short distance from the home and they will take digested wood or cellulose to the rest of the colony. When the termites go to the bait, they will take that baited wood back to their colony and therefore infect all of the termites. The treatment used in the Sentricon stations will work as a growth deterrent and will effectively kill off the whole termite colony before it can do damage to the home that the system is protecting.
Sentricon is considered to be an environmentally friendly method of dealing with termites in a home or protecting a home from new termite infestations. It does not release any type of toxin or poison into the ground or in your home, so your family and pets will be completely safe around the system.
Choosing the Company
The most important thing to remember when you have a termite infestation is that you need to choose the right termite control company. You will want to look for a company that provides termite treatment with Sentricon or Termidor, as these two methods will be the most effective in treatment, protection, and prevention.
If you discover that you have termites, then you will want to work fast so that the bugs cannot do thousands of dollars in damage to your home. Choose a company that uses the best products to deal with the termite problem in your home. The better the product, the more quickly the termites can be controlled and removed so that they will cause no further damage.
Melissa Stewart is a writer for DugasPestControl.com. Dugas Pest Control offers pest management services in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.