When it comes to bugs that can live inside of the home, they tend to fall into a number of different categories. Some bugs are somewhat visible and may spread dirt and disease, including cockroaches warned a termite control Redwood City based company. Other bugs are not so easily identified but the damage they may cause if they become a problem in the home is significant. That is the case with termites and if you have a problem with these bugs, it is important to have it corrected as soon as possible. Hiring a professional for termite treatment is the best option, although there are a number of options available.
For some people, an attempt to treat the home on your own may be an option that is considered. If you are able to identify where the termites are entering and exiting the home, it might be possible to either bait or fumigate the area to remove the termites and kill as many as possible. The problem is, many of these areas tend to be very difficult to access and sometimes, you may not be able to completely treat the problem, so it will just continue to grow from that point forward.
A better option is to contact a professional and they will help to assess the situation, identify how much of a problem it is and then offer a termite treatment option that is specific to your needs.
One of the options is to bait the termites and bait systems may be able to help to a limited extent. Bait stations will be established around the outside of the home and then the professional will be back on a routine basis to check the stations and determine if they are doing the job.
Wood treatment is another option that is often used by pest control companies. These help to kill the colonies that already exist in the area but it takes it a step further and keeps new colonies from developing in the future. The wood may be treated in a number of different ways, including spraying the surface and injecting the board with either a foam or spray.
Sometimes, it may be necessary to treat the termites that could live underground in the soil around the home. These types of soil treatments provide a protective barrier at the foundation, keeping the termites from reaching the home without dying. This is also an option that is considered to keep termites from being a problem in the future.