Effective Termite Control Methods to Use in Guelph

Termites are the most common types of pest one can have in their home or workplace. Termites don’t cause direct harm to humans as the bedbugs, but they can be quite destructive when it comes to your property. Homeowners in Guelph seem to be struggling with termite control methods since many people prefer to control them first using some DIY methods. There are basically two types of termite control methods: Preconstruction treatment and Post-construction treatment. As the name already suggests, preconstruction treatment can only be implemented when a building is under construction or right after it is completed. The good thing is that even if you have no idea about a building’s preconstruction treatment, you can still go for post-construction treatment. Both of the treatments resemble in several ways. For instance, the usage of liquid termiticides is preferred in both types of treatments.

Let’s have a quick rundown of the most effective termite control methods that homeowners n Guelph.

1.   Chlordane Powder for Termites

This is one of the most effective methods to control termites in your home or workplace. You just have to mix some chlordane powder with water and form an amber liquid. That liquid then can be poured into the places where you think termites are present in large numbers. There is one downside to this method, and that is its availability. Since it is harmful to humans and pets, its availability to the general public is a big problem. It is not impossible to obtain Chlordane but difficult as compared to other lighter termiticides.

2. Foam Termiticides

Pouring liquids into the soil around your home’s foundation is one way to control the termites. But if that fails, you can definitely try using foam termiticides. These are diluted termiticides with minimum side-effects. The consistency of foam can reach more difficult areas. For example, if there are any crevices in walls, you can fill them up with your foam termiticide. Using a premade applicator for these termiticides can increase efficiency. You will be able to control termites like pest control experts.

3. Usage of treated wood

This method of termite control falls in the category of preconstruction treatment. If your home is under construction or even if you are making some big changes to the outlook of your property, you can always use chemically treated wood. Treated wood is mostly used in fences, extra-building construction, and other outdoor constructions. But if you use it in your indoor furniture, you can ensure good safety from termite infestation.

4. Termite Baiting Stations

Termite bait stations look like capsules that vary in dimensions depending upon the manufacturer. This capsule is meant to be buried near the foundation of your property. Bait stations can be very effective if monitored and taken care of. Contrary to the common belief of homeowners in Cambridge, these bait stations do work and can exterminate the termites from your property. The bait contains a non-toxic, edible item for the termites along with toxic pesticides that take care of them for a long time.

The Take-Away

While you can try all or any of these methods to control termites, it is much better to avoid all the hassle and contact professional pest control experts. They will come, they will see, and they will conquer.

Waheed Ahmed, CEO of Pesticon Pest Control

Written by: Waheed Ahmed Founder & CEO, Pesticon Pest Control

For over 18 years, Waheed has provided customers with the best pest control services in the Greater Toronto Area. The longevity of Pesticon is due to his philosophy of genuinely caring for his customers and putting them first. It's this kind of passion that has won him the HomeStars Award over 9 years in a row. 

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