So, you’ve dealt with a termite infestation and made it through termite treatment. Now you are probably wondering how long your termite treatment will last. Whenever a bug infestation occurs, concerns that the problem will reoccur are common. According to industry research, termite treatment generally lasts about five years.
Liquid treatment on the soil around the home lasts between five and eight years, depending on the product used, and how complete the application is. If your home had termite bait treatment, it will last for around one year. And the baits will need regular maintenance. Monitoring of bait stations can help ensure the colony has been eradicated.
What Influences the Effectiveness of Termite Treatment?
The type of termite you are dealing with will also affect how long treatments last. Two types of termites are typically seen, subterranean termites and drywood termites. Subterranean termites are termites that live in the soil around the home. They create a network of tunnels to access their food source (your house). Drywood termites burrow into the wood and live and eat off it. They create a series of tunnels within the wood of your home and eat their way through. The termite treatment you receive and how long that treatment will last depends on your infestation. The team at Budget Brothers Termite can help you identify the type of termite correctly and the most effective treatment.
The environment in and around your home will also influence how long your termite treatment will last. Your home’s condition will determine how effective treatment will be at eradicating the colony. Because drywood termites burrow into the wood in the home, the effectiveness of the treatment will be dependent on how accessible the wood is. If an exterminator can reach all wood components, treatment will last longer and be more efficient than homes with inaccessible elements.
What Can I Do To Protect My Home After Termite Treatment?
Termite treatment alone can’t protect your home from termite infestation. There are steps you can take to ensure your home stays termite-free. Even with extensive termite treatment, you will need to stay vigilant and remove food sources from your home. Here are some things you can do around your home to keep termites from coming back.
- Remove Moisture: Termites thrive in moist areas, so deal with any moisture problems that may be occurring inside your home. Some moisture issues are easy to deal with, while others will require extensive repair. Ultimately this will save you on future termite damage.
- Remove Food Sources: Lumber, firewood, decking, and fences will draw termites to your home. Keep firewood and lumber as far from your home as possible, and do not leave a significant amount lying around. For fences and decks, you will want to check for damage regularly and consider using termite-resistant materials instead of traditional wood.
- Regularly Inspect the Area: The quicker you catch infestations or reinfestations, the less damage you’ll incur. When your home has been treated for termites, regularly checking problem areas. Have professional inspections done at regular intervals to help ensure termites don’t get a chance to set up shop, again. Contact Budget Brothers Termite and Pest for a termite inspection.
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Are you dealing with an active infestation or just want to ensure your home stays termite free? Call the professionals at Budget Brothers Termite & Pest. Our caring professionals know how to identify and eradicate termites.