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How To Get Rid of Termites

A termite infestation in your home can be a stressful experience. Are you concerned your house may be experiencing a termite infestation? The best way to get rid of termites is always to contact a pest control professional like Ehrlich.

Below are just a few of the reasons why it is best to hire a termite control professional:

  • Do-it-yourself termite treatments are mostly ineffective and will not prevent termites from re-infesting your property.
  • Termites are highly secretive creatures that are difficult to identify without specialized training.
  • A properly trained pest control professional will ensure that the termite treatments are applied in the safest manner possible.

The method of treatment an Ehrlich technician will employ to rid a property of termites will depend on the species of termite.

How To Get Rid of Subterranean Termites

Subterranean termites live in the soil and enter properties from the ground. Therefore, the soil around a home or business will need to be treated in addition to the termite galleries found inside and outside the structure.

Conventional treatments and termite baiting/monitoring programs are the two primary methods Ehrlich utilizes to get rid of subterranean termites.

Conventional Treatment - A conventional termite treatment is the application of a liquid termiticide to the soil down to the footer depth around the perimeter of the structure.

Conventional termite treatments will eliminate colonies when worker termites forage into the treated zone in the soil and unknowingly come in contact with the termiticide. In addition to the soil treatment, all termite galleries on the exterior and interior of a home will receive treatment.

  • Do-it-yourself termite treatments are mostly ineffective and will not protect your home from termites re-infesting the structure in the future. 

  • Termites are highly secretive creatures that are difficult to identify without specialized training.

  • A properly trained pest control professional will ensure that the termite treatments are applied in the safest manner possible.

Termite Baiting and Monitoring - Your Ehrlich technician will install termite bait stations into the soil around your home and in areas inside your home where termite activity has been identified.

It is highly recommended that customers keep termite bait stations in the ground after the termite infestation subsides. This will protect your home from future infestations. Once baiting stations are removed, there will be nothing deterring termites from re-infesting your structure.

  • Service offers customers continuous peace of mind knowing their property will be monitored and periodically inspected for new evidence of termite activity.

  • Service is less invasive than conventional treatments and does not involve extensive drilling of holes into property.

  • Service is environmentally friendly as it uses less termite product than other treatment options.

How To Get Rid of Drywood Termites

For drywood termites, the two most commonly recommended termite treatment options are Ehrlich’s fumigation and spot treatment services.

Fumigation - Fumigation is often the most effective way to treat drywood termites. After a fumigation service is carried out, customers can rest assured knowing that the property has been completely cleaned of termites.

It is a fairly invasive treatment option that will require homeowners to leave their property for a few days, pack up food and medicines and arrange for a place for any pets to stay until the treatment is complete.

Spot Treatment Service - The alternative to treating drywood termites with fumigation is a spot treatment service. To conduct a spot termite treatment, a technician will drill into the termite galleries in a structure and inject the application directly into the galleries. A spot treatment will sometimes require the use of a borescope to identify signs of termites in inaccessible parts of a home.

Spot Termite Treatments are less invasive than fumigation but will likely involve the drilling of holes into walls.

To setup a FREE termite inspection, call Ehrlich today at 1-800-837-5520 or contact us online


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