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Should I Consult A Professional For The Termites On My Aiken Property?

a termite crawling in a nest

If you've ever dealt with termites, you know how stressful and expensive these pests are to have living on your property. If you've never had a termite infestation, you should count yourself lucky, but remember that termite problems can happen to nearly anyone.

Because termites are such destructive and invasive pests, it is vital to learn how to prevent and remove them. This way, you'll be prepared if you ever have an infestation and can also get help if you currently have these pests in your home.

Discover why termite control is essential for these wood-destroying invaders and get tips on termite removal from the professionals at Aiken Pest Control.

Types Of Termite Bait

Termite baits have been used for many decades and can remove subterranean termite problems. These bait systems can be implemented alone or combined with liquid soil treatments. 

Baits are a popular termite control method because subterranean termites often build their nests up to 18 inches deep in the soil; this makes it difficult to detect the colony's location and apply the treatment. So, bait systems instead target these underground colonies as the termites will take the bait back to the nest. The baits contain cardboard to attract the termites and toxins that work slowly, so the worker termites have time to reach the nest and spread the poison to others.

There are both above-ground and underground bait systems, and one of our technicians can help determine which method is best for you.

Types Of Chemicals Used To Treat Termites

There are also liquid sprays and other treatment methods to eradicate termites in Aiken, along with bait options.

Some of the main active ingredients used in these products include:

  • Fipronil is used in many cat and dog flea medications, also.
  • Bifenthrin is an insecticide also used to treat invasive ant colonies.
  • Hexaflumuron is another common poison that kills termites.

These options have their pros and cons and come in various packaging. Some work more quickly, and some last longer. Overall, the best way to know which product to use is to get help from an expert. 

What To Expect When Signing Up For Professional Termite Control 

While there are termite prevention and removal options you can buy at the store, it's still tricky to use these products. Depending on the severity of your termite problem, you might need to use a combination of approaches and treatments multiple times. You could even think you've removed the colony only to find they return in full force later on.

Specific methods, like bait systems, tend to be more environmentally friendly. Other processes, like installing a soil-to-foundation barrier, are great but time-consuming. But, with an Aiken pest control professional, you'll get experienced professionals who know how to deal with any termite infestation.

Total Termite Control For Aiken Homeowners

There's no doubt that termites are one of Aiken's most destructive and difficult pests. They can cost homeowners thousands of dollars in repairs, and trying to remove them on your own is rarely as effective or money-saving as you would hope. 

The best and most economical way to address termites and avoid the damage they cause is with Aiken Pest Control. Our technicians will work with you to develop a treatment plan to prevent future infestations and remove current ones.

Contact us today to learn more about termite eradication services or request a quote.