What is the best way to control termites and avoid infestations?
There is no single method of controlling termites that is better than the others, but having options does provide a choice of methods to suit particular situations. Terminix recommends a termite inspection in order to determine the best method and treatment plan.
Liquid barrier treatments use applications of termiticide to the soil at potential termite entry points into the structure. The termite colony must then use other available food sources, including tree roots, fallen limbs and fences, instead of the structure. Soil treatments are intended to control termites for extended periods of time, although, they may be breached because of physical disturbance of the treatment zone (landscaping activities, construction, erosion), tree roots growing through the treatment zone, and natural degradation of the termiticide, among others. For these reasons, most termite control treatments are available with renewable guarantees.