If termites are coming up on an exterior wall, you can trench and rod, which is when you trench and flood the soil underneath with a chemical designed to eliminate the colony and around the footing of the slab.
There are multiple species of termites in the state of Texas. There are multiple treatment methods to eliminate termites. First step is a thorough inspection. Most popular species of termites in North Texas is the sub-terranean termite. Signs of an infestation might be swarming, tubing or even weak spots in walls. There are more signs of termites, but these are the most common.
We offer multiple treatment methods. Conventional, Spot or bait system. Each treatment is special and very detailed depending on the infestation. Our experienced technician will be glad to explain and all treatment methods to you during our FREE onsite inspection.
If the termites are on the interior of the house, usually you drill through the slab and treat the soil underneath the slab. If it’s a pier and beam house, you have to trench around all the piers underneath the house and flood it out.
We flood the slab with the chemical, Termidor® 80 WG, which is mixed with water. There are three different mixture rate percentages,depending on the severity of the infestation.
Denton County Termite and Pest Control also uses bait station systems as a more preventative treatment method. Bait stations are not as aggressive a chemical treatment when compared to the conventional treatment of Termidor® 80 WG. Bait stations are used for detection. They can be treated through the bait stations, but the conventional treatment is done on the spot.Treatment through a bait station system typically takes months.
If somebody has active termites and they want to do the baitstation system as opposed to a conventional treatment, we would recommend conventionally treat the hot spot in the house and then installing the base stations round the perimeter of the house on the exterior.
After the bait stations are installed, Denton County Termite and Pest Control returns every three months to inspect the stations. We open up each station and inspect the cartridges that are in the soil. This is merely a preventative inspection method.
Preventing Termites in the Construction Process
If you are building a new house or structure, the best way to prevent termites is to get the soil pre-treated before the slab is poured,before the poly-wrap goes down, before they pour the concrete and put the rebar in.
Denton County Termite and Pest Control will come in before the concrete is poured and treat the soil underneath. We completely soak the soil and all of the footings with the same chemical, Termidor® 80 WG. If it is a commercial pre-treat, the state must be notified 48 hours in advance.
The soil has to be completely dry, because it has to soak up as much termiticide as possible.
This can delay construction because we have to be the last ones to touch the soil before they put the poly-wrap down and before they pour the concrete.If the homeowner wants pre-treatment , we must wait for the soil to be completely dry and then we can do our treatment, and then the concrete can be poured.