After the completeion of your termite inspection, Morales Exterminating may determine that fumigation is not necessary. In these cases, we offer localized spot treatment for termites. Depending on accessibility, local spot treatments are effective at eradicating isolated termite infestations. Secondary spot treatment is a perfect option for homes and business which have been fumigated within the past five years. Local treatments are also great for commercial buildings and apartment complexes, where relocating multiple residents may not be feasible. We also offer an annual service plan for secondary treatments that provide continual protection against future infestations.
Termidor & Other Non-Repellent Treatments
Termidor is made from a revolutionary new non-repellent or "undetectable" chemical technology treatment. That means termites cannot see, smell, taste or avoid Termidor. Non-repellent termiticides stop termite feeding within hours of exposure. The first termites to come into contact with the treatment are exposed through contact and ingestion and carry it to the colony on their bodies to affect other unexposed termites. Delayed toxicity means exposed termites that have stopped feeding can still walk, groom and aggregate in groups for an extended period of time, allowing treatment to further spread among colony members. Non-repellent termiticies controls termites in less than three months and provides long-lasting residual structural protection.
Drywood Termite Local Treatment
Non-repellent, transferable termiticides allow termites to penetrate treated areas where they contact the active termiticide. The termiticide is then carried on the termite’s body into the colony, spreading to other termites like a virus. Borate treatments and foaming penetrants soak into the wood members and leave behind residual termiticides, killing the termites. If you are interested in tent-less termite control, our termite inspection specialists will be more than happy to explain secondary treatments for your structure.
Subterranean Termite Local Treatment
Subterranean termites require different types of treatments because they nest within the ground, in what is known as a crown colony. These crown colonies infest buildings from a distance, setting up satellite termite colonies. Evidence of Subterranean termites can be found in sub-areas, baseboards, and attics. Subterranean termites will also enter the home through expansion joints or cracks in the cement slab.
To eliminate subterranean termites, we use combination of structural and soil treatments. Repellent termiticides provide a continuous repellent barrier which prevents termites from entering the structure. Non-repellent baits and applied treatments work within the colony to exterminate termites. Non-repellent termiticides are a newer method of termite control allowing termites to penetrate treated areas where they contact the active termiticide. The termiticide is then carried on the termite's body into the colony, spreading to other termites like a virus. Termiticide baits can also eliminate colonies around structures. Baits contain several different active ingredients; however, this technique does not immediately stop termite foraging activity within the structure.