Remedial Versus Preventative Termite Control
Conventional methods for controlling termite populations are through preventative and remedial treatment. Termite control through conventional approaches has been successfully utilized for over five decades. The most ideal method is usually determined by the structure, and whether it has already been exposed to a termite colony, or not.
Preventative Termite Treatment
There is a variety of termiticides available to treat the exterior perimeter of the building structure or residential home. These preventative measures are utilized when there is no defining evidence of ongoing termite activity either inside the structure, or around its exterior. Preventative termite treatment options are usually renewed each year, with or without a warranty.
Remedial Termite Treatment
Termiticides are typically utilized when existing activity of termites has been detected. Typically, these treatments are used on entire exterior perimeter of the home or building structure along with locations on the interior where activity is present. Remedial termite treatments are usually renewed every year, with or without a warranty.
The Advantage of Preventative Termite Treatments
There are significant benefits to preventative termite treatments. Some of these advantages include:
• Safeguards – Advancements in termiticides technology now provide a variety of safeguards to protect the structure against a subterranean termite infestation. Preventative chemicals can limit activity for certain termites living in specific regions of the country.
• Environmentally Friendly Options – Preventative termite treatments are less intrusive than remedial solutions and require less preparation. Limiting the amount of chemicals produces environmentally friendly solutions for the residential or commercial property owner.
• Long-Lasting Protection – Minimally intrusive chemicals used as a safeguard against termites can provide long-lasting protection to the building structure. Homes and commercial properties can be protected for years against the harmful damage caused by termites. So, you must have good termite management program before and after owning a property.
• Minimizes Chemical Use – Using preventative measures reduces the need to continually treat the interior of the building structure and living spaces. Application of termiticides can be localized to specific areas where normal activity of termites occur, including the perimeter foundation of the building.
• Time-Tested Materials and Approaches – Preventative chemicals and approaches used time-tested materials to reduce the potential of a termite colony infestation. These approaches use focused applications that are tailored to meet the needs of each building structure in a specific region of the country.
Both remedial and preventative measures to control termites include soil treatment, bait and monitoring systems, along with termite barriers. Each option provides safeguards against termite infestation and prevents against significant damage to the structure.
Service plans for remedying an existing colony, or preventing against termite intrusion, can be developed to fit the needs of a specific residence or business. Termite control companies often customized service plans to provide a variety of insect treatments on an annual, semiannual or quarterly basis, as needed.
Prevention through soil treatments and remedial controls of ongoing active infestations often involve insecticides and termiticides. Treating the soil often requires high-level repellents that can kill the termite slowly, providing ample time for it to return to its colony to kill off the remaining population. Successful eradication of active termites on the property usually involves a monitoring system to ensure the activity has ceased.