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How Do Chemical Barriers Prevent Termites?

How Do Chemical Barriers Prevent Termites?

It’s a homeowner’s worst nightmare the realization — even the suspicion — that termites have invaded. These pests are especially terrifying because they cause bodily harm to the home. Their gnawing can eat away at the very foundation of your home. It’s hard to account for the cost that home damage can incur. However, it’s not hard to take action. Termite prevention services use chemical barriers to keep the malfeasant bugs from taking up residence in your home. These prevention methods can save you a bunch of hassle, so how exactly do they work? How do chemical barriers prevent termites?

Chemical Barriers Create an Impasse for Approaching Termites

Non-repellent termiticides are chemical sprays that can be applied to all of the potential termite entry points around the home. The chemicals in this treatment attack the termites’ nervous system, killing them before they can set up shop inside. If applied during construction, a chemical barrier can save you both time and money. Termiticides like these can control active infestations as well as prevent future termite problems. The treatments can work for up to 15 years, but it’s not as simple as setting it and forgetting it.

Even Chemical Barriers Need Consistent Monitoring

While chemical barriers in the soil surrounding your home are a good long-term solution, this treatment method still requires attention. Mud tunnels and disturbed soil can allow foraging termites to find a way through the barrier. Any pathway that doesn’t offer exposure to the applied termiticide obviously won’t eliminate the termites. Good treatment practices typically include an annual inspection to evaluate any potential places where termites may be able to circumvent the barrier.

Are You in Need of Termite Prevention Services?

Carmel Valley Pest Control provides termite prevention services throughout the region. The company’s team of experts can evaluate your home for potential signs of infestation and attack pests directly where possible. A continuous chemical barrier will keep your property safe year round. Contact Carmel Valley Pest Control in Carmel Valley, CA, today at (858) 350-8838, (760) 736-8838, or (888) 989-8838 to shut down termites.

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  • Nathan Carter
    April 17, 2019, 3:59 pm REPLY

    I found it interesting that you can install a chemical pest control barrier during construction that will keep the termites out. My wife and I are building a home, and we have been curious about how to go about protecting it from insects and other pests. I will pass this information to her, and keep this in mind while we are looking at pest control options.

  • Braden Bills
    May 13, 2019, 1:19 pm REPLY

    I want to make sure that I get rid of the termites around my home. It makes sense that chemical barriers would be beneficial for that! That way, I can prevent the termites from getting inside.

  • Braden Bills
    May 13, 2019, 1:19 pm REPLY

    I want to make sure that I get rid of the termites around my home. It makes sense that chemical barriers would be beneficial for that! That way, I can prevent the termites from getting inside.

  • Braden Bills
    May 21, 2019, 3:16 pm REPLY

    I didn’t know that chemical barriers could help keep termites from coming into a home! Maybe it would be a good idea for me to have chemical barriers implemented after the termites in my home are removed. That way, I don’t have to worry about termites coming back any time soon.

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