Termites are known for destroying whatever is in their path, and getting rid of them never seems easy. According to Capital Pest Services, Inc. general manager Mitch Taylor, an extermination expert who specializes in termite control at his Raleigh-based company, termites dont have to be that scary. As long as homeowners know the proper steps to take to prevent infestations, they can safeguard their properties from these menacing creatures.
In Raleigh, termite control is an especially important topic to homeowners because termites are just so common right now. Usually, I recommend that people looking for the best way to prevent termites from entering their homes get a full house Termidor termite treatment done by a professional pest control specialist.
The termite treatment with Termidor is a conventional liquid application that involves the treatment of the soil around the houses foundation. When a termite control specialist from my company in Raleigh reports to the job site for a Termidor termite treatment, we will begin by trenching up the soil around the foundation of the house. The termiticidewhich is a chemical used to kill termiteswill then be applied into the trench, and the soil that was displaced will be filled back in on top to cover all the effected soil back up.
Single and Best
In my experience, the Termidor termite treatment is the single best way to prevent a termite infection from occurring in a home because it treats the soil around the foundation and discourages termites from entering the area to begin with. This method is far better than waiting for trouble and then responding by calling a pest control company, since it is almost always better to be proactive and preventative with pest control issues.
Safe and Environmentally Friendly
In addition, this treatment will not harm dogs, cats, or other pets around the home. Because the termiticide is applied to the soil well below the ground, homeowners do not have to worry about their dogs accidentally eating traps or chewing on found chemicals, which could be the case with some other pest chemicals that people commonly apply.
The termiticide has undergone rigorous testing, and it has even been approved by the Environmental Protection Agency for use. It is actually one of the more consumer and environmentally friendly products that is on the market. Furthermore, the termiticide that we use in our Termidor termite treatment is also present in the Front Line Flea and Tick Control medication that people give to dogs and cats. So you know that it has been exposed to pets before.
It is important to emphasize that Termidor termite treatments are a preventative measure to prevent termite infestations from happening in the first place, not just a curative treatment intended to fix an infestation that has already begun.
Termite control is a big issue with many homeowners in Raleigh. In fact, we are usually ranking in the top 5% or 10% in terms of termite infestation rates annually across the entire nation. So our area is certainly highly infested with termites, and they can cause damage really quickly. Possibly more than any other pest, people are adamant about wanting to avoid a termite infestation in the first placeas opposed to waiting until an infestation begins and then treating itbecause they know how much damage termites can cause (though carpenter ants can also cause a fair amount of destruction). And the damage they cause can happen very quickly.
I recommend that homeowners who are interested in preventative termite control in Raleigh call my company, Capital Pest Services, for more information. Whether you live in a home that is new or old, big or small, it is worthwhile to look into having preventative termite treatments done to ensure that an infestation never begins in the first place. Even without ever having termite damage before, it is certainly beneficial to have a preventative treatment done and to be put under a warranty program.