Termites are one of the scariest threats that a homeowner can face. Drywood termites work their way inside the infrastructure of your home — feasting on the wooden supports that keep your house stable. Over time, the damage that termites cause can create aesthetic problems, and worse, serious structural issues. If you discover a termite infestation in your home, you need to treat it right away, and you need a treatment method that will deliver results. Choosing fumigation to kill drywood termites is the most thorough option. Here’s why.
Fumigation Attacks All of the Termites in a Location
When you choose to fumigate your home for termites, the treatment will affect the entire home. Your structure will need to be tarped off and evacuated during treatment. This can scare some people away from the treatment option, but in reality, you want a treatment method that affects the whole home. Only by reaching all of the termite-infested areas of the structure with a treatment that effectively kills the bugs can you be sure that you’ve dealt with your problem.
Spot Heat Treatments Can Leave Termites Alive
Spot treatment is just what it sounds like — a treatment method that targets a particular area. It is possible to heat termites to a terminal temperature, but performing this type of heat treatment can potentially create a risk for your property in the targeted area. Further, heat treatment only affects the areas that you heat. That means that termites that have worked their way into another part of your home may not be exposed to the treatment. These remaining termites can repopulate after the treatment process.
Orange Oil Only Kills 81% of Affected Termites
Another treatment method that some people use to go after termites is orange oil. Injecting orange oil is a way treat termites locally. However, a study comparing treatment methods found that orange oil treatment only killed around 81% of termites in the treatment area. That level of efficacy simply isn’t high enough to eliminate your termite problem. The termites that haven’t been killed by treatment can repopulate and renew the problem you thought you had treated. Plus, orange oil is a localized treatment method, meaning you may not be able to use it to reach some areas where termites are doing damage.
Carmel Valley Pest Control Offers Fumigation Services
If you discover termites in your home, you need to act quickly. Carmel Valley Pest Control offers fumigation treatment to rid your home of these pests. Learn about the steps you need to take to protect your home by visiting the Carmel Valley Pest Control website. You can schedule treatment for your home by contacting Carmel Valley Pest Control in Carmel Valley, CA, today at (858) 350-8838, (760) 736-8838, or (888) 989-8838.