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.