Termite Treatment Made Easy For Denver Homeowners

7/9/2022

Termites in your crawlspace or foundation may go unnoticed for years, and by the time you notice something is wrong, extensive damage has occurred. To avoid significant damage and costly repairs, the time to take preventative action is now. If you are searching for professional pest control in Denver, Beeline Pest Control is the solution to your termite problem.

a termite infestation in a home

Types Of Termite Bait

Successful termite treatments and prevention often involve the use of termite bait. The type of foundation, termite identification, and location are factors in choosing the correct solution. For example, baiting stations for subterranean termites involve hollow cylinders with slits in the sides which contain cellulose strips laced with a liquid pesticide commonly known as "termiticide." Once termites tunnel inside to the bait and eat the pesticide-laced cellulose, they return to the nest and share it with fellow termites spreading the deadly poison in the nest. These bait stations are inserted anywhere from two to twenty feet away from the home's foundation. In addition to bait stations inserted in the ground, some systems are placed indoors in areas with active termite tunnels. 


Another type of termite bait uses cellulose wood strips but without the pesticide. This type of bait station helps determine locations of termite infestations. Once the zones are determined, we deploy stations with slow-acting insecticide strips.

Termite bait stations require periodic attention. Utilizing the services of a termite expert near you like Beeline Pest Control to monitor and maintain bait stations is the best way to eliminate termites on your Denver property.

Types Of Chemicals Used To Treat Termites

The following are common chemical treatments for a termite problem:

  • Arsenic Trioxide: This highly toxic white powder substance has been in use since the 1930s as a herbicide and cancer treatment. This chemical does not break down in the soil.
  • Bifenthrin: This synthetic pesticide has a medium to high toxicity rate for humans. It is helpful as a barrier treatment around buildings and, depending on the amount of concentration used, is effective for three to ten years.
  • Permethrin: This long-lasting chemical is effective for the control of termites in trees and tree stumps. It destroys subterranean termite nests and has a low to medium toxicity for humans.
  • Fipronil: This insecticide attracts termites and kills them. It creates an active barrier around existing buildings. The toxicity level of Fipronil in humans is medium to low.
  • Imidacloprid: This insecticide affects the central nervous system of termites and has low toxicity to humans and mammals.

What To Expect When Signing Up For Professional Termite Control

With so many do-it-yourself products, it is tempting to forgo professional pest control treatment, but without expert help, success is impossible.

It is in your best interest to invest in professional termite control for the following reasons:

  1. Proper Identification Of The Termites Infesting Your House: There are different kinds of termites, and applying the incorrect treatment will not lead to success.
  2. Proper Control Techniques: Spraying a chemical around a home could put local wildlife at risk due to water runoff from your property. Also, the treatments may require more evasive methods such as drilling into a foundation, driveway, and more.
  3. Consistent Monitoring Of Bait Stations And Treatment Effectiveness: Our professional team will set up a schedule to check bait stations and apply chemical treatments.
  4. Correct Use Of Chemicals: There are different chemical treatments; an expert in termite control considers pets, vegetation, and other factors in determining which insecticide to use. 

Total Termite Control For Denver Homeowners

If you want to get rid of termites at your Denver home before they cause costly repairs and damage, you need to involve our experts at Beeline Pest Control. Our trained experts will inspect your property, locate the sources of infestation, apply the right treatments to eliminate the termites, and prevent future infestations. 

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