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Different Types of Termite Control Options

Natural & Alternative Termite Treatments

Although professional extermination is required to eradicate an existing termite infestation, homeowners sometimes look for alternative treatments. Most of these are not effective in dealing with an active termite infestation due to the size of the colony in many cases or difficulty in addressing all of their entry points into the home. However, there are a number of customer actions that can be administered before or in conjunction with professional methods. Orkin provides a number of science-based solutions designed specifically for each home.

Professionals consider prevention to be the most successful pest control. In building a new home, pretreating the ground before the foundation is put down will help reduce termite problems in the future. Controlling moisture within a home can also reduce the likelihood of infestation.

Baited traps may prove helpful in confirming suspected infestations and in identifying high-activity areas. Baits use slow-acting insecticides or growth inhibitors which, when brought back to the termite nest, act to kill colonies. However, these treatments are long-term solutions and, when used alone, take time to control a colony.

Natural Termite Control

Ants for Termite Control

Boric Acid for Termite Control

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