If you’re noticing the first sign of an infestation, the best way to get rid of subterranean termites is to call a professional pest control company.
In some cases, when subterranean termites are causing damage at a rapid pace, more drastic measures may be suggested by a professional. A termite prevention program is the best choice if you don’t yet have a termite problem but live in an area like Kerr County where they are common. Preventative treatment is much easier and relatively cheap compared to the price of potential damage.
Professions have tools that monitor wall moisture and noise activity that help them access potential damage and work accordingly. They also have a license to install the most effective termite baiting system on the market, the Sentricon System with Always Active™.
The Sentricon baiting system is a newer termite baiting technology that hit the market in the 90’s. The Always Active™ component of the bait makes it an effective treatment and preventative method. DIY, do-it-yourself products, do not contain the effective materials that are only included by Sentricon for licensed use.
This system relies on professional knowledge. An expert will come to your home and strategically place these baiting devices in the ground around your home. Each container has an active ingredient called Noviflumuron, which remains active as long as it remains in the container. This ingredient prevents termites from molting from one stage to the next in the growth cycle. When the worker termites are lured to this product, they take it back with them to their colony where the rest of the termites feed on it. It is effective because it stops the termites at the source. This is the first termite treatment to successfully infiltrate the underground colonies that these termites create.
Yearly inspections are advised so the professional can refill these stations and ensure that they are working effectively. Non-intrusive Sentricon bait stations, properly stocked and monitored, can deter subterranean termites from your property for years.
If you’re experiencing termite problems, call Hill Country Pest Control Kerrville! Subterranean termites, especially non-native kinds such as Asian or Formosan termites, work incredibly fast. Termites are an urgent issue that requires immediate attention to limit potential damage.
New Building Termite Protection Plan
We know we're more than capable of handling any pests that show up, but we also know our customers would rather not have to deal with infestations. That's why we can help you take preventative measures beforehand, starting from when you construct a brand-new building. Together, we can help devise a pre-treatment termite plan using various strategies to protect your brand-new building. The pre-treatment plans include the base, supportive structures in and around the building, which will be much harder to access later.
When pre-treatment is instituted early on and maintained throughout the building process, it can help make these new buildings less susceptible to termites. That includes ensuring debris is removed and moisture penetration to prevent bugs from making homes within your facility.
Exterminate the Termite Problems
If an infestation is found in your home or building, our expert team of exterminators can help devise an effective termite treatment plan. Employing the two most common termite treatments we use liquid termiticides and termite bait stations.
When using liquid termiticides, the chemical is applied directly in the soil, creating a barrier between the termites in the ground and your home or building. The barrier created prevents any new termites from gaining entry and will prevent the existing termites in the walls from returning to the soil. When professionally applied, this method protects your buildings from termites for a minimum of five years.
Baiting stations are a mixture of appealing foods, like paper or cardboard, and slow-acting chemicals lethal to termites that attract and eliminate these pests. When installed in areas around the building, the termites will come in contact with the bait and bring it back to the colony where it will be shared. Once distributed, over time, the termites will be exposed and die off.