Localized or spot Treatments for Drywood Termites
Local spot treatments are guaranteed to provide results.
This method of termite control is designed to target local areas of infestation.
With this particular method, small holes are drilled into the wood or walls and the termiticide is injected with a foaming agent to make sure the chemical expands and penetrates into the walls.
Once the termites come in contact with the termiticide, they will transfer it from one to another. Within 3 months the colony is eliminated.
A combination of the right technique, effective termiticide, and the experience of a professional technician is needed to eliminate and control a Drywood or Dampwood Termite Infestation.
This method does not eliminate subterranean termites.
Tips to Prevent Drywood Termite Infestation
Drywood termites can enter your home through small cracks in the exterior wood. Seal all cracks, crevices and joints to prevent termites from entering.
Apply a fresh coat of paint, which can seal the smallest crevices in wood, and installing bug screens over attic and foundation vents.
Remove dead trees, firewood and any other dead wood that can house drywood termites. Inspect lumber: especially used lumber and railroad ties for termites before using it in home or garden projects. Wood shingles create easy access for drywood termites. Watch for signs of drywood termites near areas with wood shingles. Ask your termite expert about proactive treatment options that can help protect your home.
Drywood Termites create elaborate tunnels and chambers inside of wood which they connect by digging small tunnels to travel. These tunnels and passageways are well-maintained and cleaned as Drywood termites push wood pellets out from their tunnels. These pellets are the evidence our inspectors look for as signs of active termite infestation.
Drywood Termites differ from other termites because they are known to invade pieces of furniture, wood flooring, the frames of homes and any other area with dried wood, which is why they are named “drywood termites”