Three weeks into spring and the termites are not slowing down. There is activity everywhere, from workers to swarmers. Termites are being found in residential and commercial properties.
I previously mentioned different termite treatments. I also said that each treatment provides both advantages and disadvantages. Well, here it goes, I prefer a defined liquid treatment over the bait/monitoring system.
Here is my main reason: I have included a photo of a home looking at an outside wall. You can see the green monitor station in the ground. To the right of the window is an interior wall separating the office from the bathroom. There is no sign of a termite tunnel on the exterior foundation. However, that interior wall is infested with termites. There are termite tunnels on the wall and damage. Why did the monitor station not attract the termites?Why are the termites inside?
Answer: monitor stations do not attract termites. They are placed in the ground, and we hope termites locate the stations so we can supply the termites with a bait. Also, the termites are inside because they came up through the plumbing penetration in the bathroom.
In my opinion, using a liquid, such a Termidor, in most cases, would have eliminated the termites from entering the structure through the plumbing penetration. The picture of the house shown, was treated using Termidor. When using the liquid, you apply a barrier around the entire house.
There is so much more to talk about termites, but next time I will move into mosquito problems.