Natural Pest Removal and Deterrent Strategies

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Using Termiticides for Pest Control


A termite infestation can be quite stressful to deal with. Once these tiny creatures invade your home, they can cause extensive damage to structures and furniture. There are different types of termites and each swarm comes with its own set of risks. One of the most commonly used ways of dealing with termite infestations is using termiticides. These are products that work by repelling or killing termite swarms so they can reduce in number on your property. Termiticides work I'm two main ways: as repellents or non-repellents. This article will explore how termiticides work and what you should consider when selecting one for your home.

Repellent termiticides

You can think of repellent termiticides as products that form a protective barrier around the home. They contain ingredients that chemically repel termite swarms from your home, forcing them to proceed in a different direction. Repellent termiticides are easy to apply in areas where termites tend to pass through. They take a shorter time to apply and are essentially a minimally invasive product in the home. However, you should ensure that all vulnerable entry points are properly treated to avoid the termiticide being ineffective.

Non-repellent termiticides

Non-repellent termiticides can be thought of as silent assassins. They are odorless, colourless and have no taste to the termite swarms. When applied, they attach to individual termites. The termites therefore unknowingly infect the rest of the swarm as they interact and groom each other. With a majority of the swarm infected, entire termite populations can be eliminated in as little as a week. Non-repellent termiticides are effective at increasing their outreach to swarms in a shorter amount of time.

How long will treatments last?

A top concern for homeowners is determining how long a treatment will last when first applied. Termites can be quite stubborn and seek to regain entry into the property soon after the first treatment is applied. The benefit that non-repellent termiticides have is that they can be placed in highly infested areas where termites will pick them up and spread to the rest of the swarm without knowing. Places such as cracks, wooden spaces, roots, and soil can be treated with non-repellent termiticides to eliminate infestations.

Target specificity

Termite treatments should be able to target only the termites and not other organisms such as earthworms, bees or plants. You should keep an eye out for non-toxic termiticides that don't leach into the surrounding soil and interfere with fertility. You may find that the repellent termiticides may tend to be less toxic than non-repellent ones, but this varies according to the manufacturing process.


26 February 2018