When thinking of termite treatment options, many of us picture fumigation or “tenting.” But did you know that most Coachella Valley termite treatments are done on a smaller scale? Termite fumigation is used in homes and structures where a termite infestation is extreme and widespread. But most termite infestations don’t get that severe. The most common type of termite treatment is done on a small, localized area such as a single wooden board, or a group of them.
Localized spot treatment options for termites include electrocution, chemical foams, chemical liquids or dust, biological control, pressure-treated wood, resistant wood, barriers, and microwaves. There are chemical and non-chemical options for termite treatment.
There are a few localized treatments for termites available. Orange oil kills termites and termite eggs on contact, and will also kill termites that ingest recently-treated. Borates are slow-acting, so wood treated with it is consumed and transfered from termite to termite, spreading through the colony. Fipronil is another termite treatment option that’s slow-acting, and it works by disabling a termite’s central nervous system.
DIY termite treatment is typically not advised, as termite infestations can get out of control quickly, and there are many considerations, side effects, and regulations to consider. Professional termite control experts are up to date on the latest termite treatment research and methods, and are able to determine whether a localized treatment or a whole-structure treatment is needed. Rudy’s Termite & Pest Control have been Coachella Valley termite control experts since 1991, and follow all California regulations and guidelines for residential and commercial termite control.
Call Rudy’s Termite & Pest Control to learn more about termite treatments. We will price match with our competitors, and warranties are available.
We offer effective pest control to Coachella Valley homes, HOAs, offices, commercial buildings, sports facilities, restaurants, realtors, hospitals and healthcare facilities, hotels and motels, churches and places of worship, and government facilities. Our affordable pest control services are tailored to your specific situation. Contact Rudy’s Termite & Pest Control today for outstanding pest control, termite control, rodent and animal control, and plant care in the Coachella Valley.