Choosing the proper termite treatment for your home is an important decision. Homeowners should be aware of all the options available to them. Each year thousands of large-scale and small-scale fumigations occur to deal with numerous forms of pest infestation. In the case of a drywood termite infestation, the treatment choices are between traditional tent fumigation solutions and non-tent solutions.
In certain instances, infestation can be so severe that tent fumigation is the only option. Infestations that become widespread, particularly in inaccessible areas, are what make tent fumigation an attractive option. Once settled into a home, termites are able to live in areas we can’t readily see like beams, walls, or perhaps underneath floorboards. When a structure is fumigated, the gas reaches every area and deeply penetrates its wood structures where termites live and feed. The fumigant used is a true gas (meaning its lighter than air) once the home is completely aerated it leaves behind no residue whatsoever.
should equally be aware of the drawbacks:
There are several alternatives to fumigation; however, the two most predominant methods outside of termite tenting are heat and liquid pesticide treatment. Similar to fumigation, each alternative has its own set of advantages and disadvantages.
Heating: Heat-based treatments have proven to be effective against termite swarms. Heating requires tenting and raising the temperature of the wood throughout a home to 120-130 degrees for a minimum of 35-60 minutes.
Spot Treatment: Involves drilling multiple holes into infested areas of flooring and walls so that a termiticide can be injected.
The treatment option provided by Truly Nolen, which differs from both spot treatment and fumigation. Application of treatment includes areas both on the interior and exterior of the household.
Choosing the right termite treatment for your home is a crucial decision. When considering fumigation versus non-tent solutions, it's important to weigh the pros and cons of each approach.
For an even more comprehensive and long-lasting protection, the Total Termite Protection Plan (TTP) provided by your local Truly Nolen is a recommended option. Contact us today to take advantage of a termite inspection from our pest experts.