Choosing termiticide can be an involving process due to the many different types that are available in the market. When choosing termiticide, it is important to consider the effect on the termites, on you and your home, and on the environment as well.
We will explore the different factors you should consider when choosing the best termiticide for you. And why at Budget Brothers Termite we suggest you strongly consider Altriset as your termiticide of choice. Although you should base your choice on the recommendation of your termite treatment specialist.
Factors to Consider When Choosing Termiticide
Effect on Termites
Choosing termiticide involves determining how effective the treatment is at getting rid of termites. There are two main methods through which termiticides operate; through repellent and non-repellent mechanisms.
Repellent vs. Non-repellent Termiticides
Repellent termiticides work by turning away termites when they come in contact with a treated area of the soil. Previously, these treatments were to create a protective barrier around the home which keeps the termites from coming in. The disadvantage with repellant termiticide is that a small untreated area around the home can serve as an entry point for the termites. In addition, the colony can get trapped in the area around the house due to the protective barrier that was initially aimed at keeping them out.
New research has led to the development of non-repellant termiticides. These work by attaching to the body of the termite and spreading throughout the termite colony. Because the treatment is odorless, tasteless and colorless, applying the treatment to the soils means the termites are unaware of it. This makes non-repellant termiticide very effective at eliminating colonies. In fact, entire termite colonies can be eliminated very quickly.
When choosing a termiticide, consider how long it lasts as well as its ability to provide continuous protection against damage. The best termiticides prevent the threat of re-infestation if properly applied. Termites tend to penetrate through underground cracks, decaying roots, and any other vulnerable areas around the home.
Placing non-repellent termiticides in those areas means the termites unknowingly come into contact with the treatment. This then spreads rapidly throughout the colony. While the long-lasting impact means Budget Brothers Termite will stand behind our treatment.
Level of Toxicity
When choosing termiticide, you should consider its level of toxicity and targeted effects. In other words, the termiticide should not be toxic to non-targeted organisms such as plants, bees, and earthworms. It should also not be toxic to mammals such as humans and pets.
The environmental impact is important to consider when choosing termiticide. When applied to the soil, the best termiticides do not affect surrounding plants or leach when it rains. The reduced chemical hazards of these termiticides allow you to be firm on the colonies. While remaining gentle on your plants and other insects.
Why Altriset is the Termiticide of Choice
Altriset is a newer termiticide compared to its competition. It is, therefore, a result of more recent research, making its active ingredient very effective. The active ingredient ensures that the mouthparts of the termite quickly become paralyzed after contact with the treated material. Therefore minimizing damage to the home.
In addition, its non-repellant formula means that it can transfer very effectively across the termite colony through grooming, body to body contact, and feeding. Altriset also contains a delayed toxicant that allows the termites to continue to spread the termiticide among colony members even after feeding.
With Altriset, you can be more targeted with your treatment, because it has a low impact on other organisms such as bees and plants. In fact, it is the only termiticide that is registered as “reduced risk” by the EPA.
When you have termite problems, choosing termiticide is something you may have to do. However, when you choose the right treatment specialist they will typically handle all of the tough decisions for you. At Budget Brothers Termite & Pest Elimination, we have the knowledge and the experience to make sure you get the right treatment for your situation.