A thorough inspection by a termite control specialist is the first and most important step in protecting your property. “Experienced” eyes can locate the specific areas in your structure where a termite attack is likely to occur. Special tools such as moisture meters, sound amplifiers or specially trained dogs may be used by some inspectors. If a termite infestation is found, the specialist can design a treatment plan for your property that will control any current infestation and establish a chemical barrier, or baiting system, around the structure to take care of future termite infestations.
Physical barriers, such as a fine stainless steel mesh, a chemically impregnated plastic film, or specific-sized basaltic sand layer have been shown to be effective at preventing subterranean termite infestations.
New baiting techniques offer treatment technicians and property owners more options. At least three chemical and one biological types of bait is available. Although several baits are labeled, some aspects of these new systems still await more extensive field experience.
To learn more about how we can develop a termite management plan best suited to your situation, contact BPC Pest Control today.