When Treating for Wood Destroying Organisms, you have options. These Organisms and insects will cause destructive damage to the home to the point that it may become structural and ultimately result in expensive repairs. If you suspect a termite infestation or seeing insects around, it is best to contact a pest control specialist like Imperial Pest Prevention (386) 956-9506 to perform a WDO inspection and discuss Termite and Wood Destroying Organism treatment options. Below are some treatment options that are available from Imperial Pest Prevention.
Borate Wood Treatment
Borate is a powder or liquid That we use at Imperial Pest Prevention, which helps protect the wood from termite infestations and other wood destroying organisms such as wood-decaying fungus. Borates are readily absorbed into unfinished wood and create a barrier that eliminates termites from eating the treated locations. This termite treatment works best to protect vulnerable areas of the home that cannot be readily repaired, such as subflooring, floor joists, exposed studs, crawl space framing and sills, attic trusses, and rafter, etc. Borate treatments help to stop wood, damaging insects infecting adjacent untreated wood locations. We at Imperial Pest Prevention recommend this treatment for any crawlspace or attic. It also works very well for those choosing to do remodeling and want to treat lumber locations before sealing up the studs or framing in a wall.
One thing that many customers like is the fact that it is a natural selection of the control. Borate consists of oxygen and boron.
When termites feed on treated wood, borates slowly disrupt the metabolic functions of the insect. Because it acts slowly, is undetectable to termites, termites are social; the borates eventually prevent the termites' ability to process food, causing those insects to starve to death eventually.
Termite Bait Stations Vs. Liquid Treatment
Dating back to Pre 1989, Chlorinated hydrocarbon was the preferred product for termite liquid control, and for a good reason. These products were phenomenal at controlling termites and lasted a very long time. They were fantastic for termite control, but they started to show up in municipal water supply testing as time went on. Obviously, this caused a quick halt and resulted in a ban that ultimately resulted in the banned products.
Liquid termite treatments nowadays are most used as a preventative and corrective measure to help prevent or correct subterranean termites. We at Imperial Pest Prevention utilize nonrepellent treatment products that contain Fipronil like that of Termidor. This choice of product providers' superior results is cost-effective for a homeowner and has an extremely high success rate year after year vs. termite bait stations. Full-service termite treatments will vary from home to home depending upon the home's size, construction of the home, etc.
This barrier is designed to last 5 years before requiring additional re-treatments.
This barrier is odorless, colorless, and tasteless to termites allowing termites who pass through a treated zone to become an unknowing carrier of the termite treatment, resulting in the contamination and eradication of the whole infected family of termites in that colony.
This effective termite treatment is also safe for the environment without causing negative environmental reactions.