Pros & Cons of Green Termite Treatment Methods
The termite control industry has continued to evolve and refine prevention and control materials and techniques over the years. By studying the biology and behavior of termites, entomologists (scientists who study insects), pest control experts and termite control product manufacturers have been able to develop more targeted and effective means to control termites.
Types of Green Termite Control Methods
Organic termite control methods include biological controls, such as introducing nematodes (microscopic worms) or ants that prey on termites. Non-toxic termite control methods include heat treatment, extreme cold and electronic methods. Green materials include termiticides and baits made from botanical ingredients.
Due to termites' unique behavior, likelihood to cause damage and challenges with treatment, termite control is best left to the experts. Termites often hide in walls or cracks in the foundation and it can be difficult to determine the extent of the infestation. Different types of termites require different methods and products for control. These products often require specific application techniques, and many of these techniques require specialized tools to provide effective treatment.
Your termite control options are determined by the construction of your home, the extent of termite activity and the species of termites in your area. Your pest control expert can recommend a termite prevention and control program based on your home's unique conditions and your preferences for the type of control products. Your expert also will be able to explain the benefits and limitations associated with each product and treatment method.