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What are the termite treatment methods?

From major renovations to DIY fixes large and small, homeowners should be sure to factor proper pest prevention into their home improvement plans.

Many people will give you a billion suggestions about treatment methods. Most of which will never give you the results you expect. The other suggestions will only cause you to keep spending tons of money for minimal results. But, we at Accurate Pest Control in San Antonio have compiled the best termite treatment methods available that will guarantee results for your time and money’s worth. There are two main categories of termite treatments available at your disposal. The first is the preventive method before you have a termite problem and the second is the damage control treatment once termites are found or damage has been noticed performed to prevent further damage. Both treatments carry an annual warranty option.

Preventive Termite Measures for Property Owners

1.    Remove firewood piles fromperimeter of structure, have wood elevated on a metal holding rack.

2.    Don’t leave any old construction wooden materials laying around the lawn or under the crawlspace of home. Keep the crawl space below or around your house properly ventilated to avoid moisture. Use heartwood or wood that has been heat-treated specifically to keep termites away.

3.    Correct areas of poor drainage next to home to prevent moisture accumulation that can damage wood and attract termites.around your house can help.

 Treatment Methods


Termidor® is generally used to form a barrier treatment for controlling termite infestations inside and around your home and property. It eliminates termites through both ingestion and contact; it is poisonous to termites simply through contact with other Termidor-tainted individuals.

Termite baits

The technology of the bating system is constantly developing and getting better. In general, it uses bait that is strategically placed in the ground using professional tools. The termites are attracted to this bait; once they feed on it, they die and can be disposed of. This is the most simple, effective, efficient and high-tech method available today. It is environmentally friendly as it doesn’t use harmful chemicals or termiticides which pollute the surrounding water or soil causing future problems.

Many factors such as the home location, the surrounding area and water bodies, the home construction type, material and equipment need to be factored before starting a termite treatment. If you would like a free inspection call Accurate Pest Control in San Antonio. Our team will provide you with a free quote and guide you through the process. 

Termites are among the most successful groups of insects on Earth, colonising most landmasses except Antarctica. Their colonies range in size from a few hundred individuals to enormous societies with several million individuals. Termite queens have the longest known lifespan of any insect, with some queens reportedly living up to 30 to 50 years. Unlike ants, which undergo a complete metamorphosis, each individual termite goes through an incomplete metamorphosis that proceeds through egg, nymph, and adult stages. Colonies are described as superorganisms because the termites form part of a self-regulating entity: the colony itself.

Termites are a delicacy in the diet of some human cultures and are used in many traditional medicines. Several hundred species are economically significant as pests that can cause serious damage to buildings, crops, or plantation forests. Some species, such as the West Indian drywood termite (Cryptotermes brevis), are regarded as invasive species. 
The infraorder name Isoptera is derived from the Greek words iso (equal) and ptera (winged), which refers to the nearly equal size of the fore and hind wings."Termite" derives from the Latin and Late Latin word termes ("woodworm, white ant"), altered by the influence of Latin terere ("to rub, wear, erode") from the earlier word tarmes. 

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