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Termite treatments, Treating termites, Termite control III
By Frank Reece

This is part three in a four part series of articles. Article one covered general information about subterranean termites. Article one also listed the five methods of termite control currently available. Lastly, it covered the first method of termite control in great depth.

Article two covered the second method of termite control in great depth.

In this article, the third and fourth method of termite control is covered in great depth.The third type of termite treatment is wood treatment. This helps control the because the wood becomes undesirable to the termites. Usually, this treatment involves putting the termiticides directly on the wood. There are other ways in which wood treatments are used in to control termites.

A great way to control is to use pressure treated wood. It is used in the construction of buildings and as long as it is used for all wood construction at least up to the ceiling on the first floor, it will be an effective method of termite control.

Unfortunately, if you have already have a termite problem, spraying the outside of the wood doesn't do much good. The only thing spraying termiticides on the wood will do, is protect the outside layer. It doesn't penetrate all the way through the wood to the center. The center is what needs to be protected the most. As a matter of fact, generally



leave the outside layer alone. They prefer to hollow out the center along the wood grain.

You can treat wood which has been damaged by termites, by injecting termiticide into the cavities created by the termites. This is a better method of termite treatment than just brushing or spraying on the poison. As stated before, coating the outside doesn't penetrate through to the center. Injecting the wood, you will get the much needed pesticide deep into the wood.

The fourth treatment control is foundation treatment. This method involves putting termiticide on the foundation elements. This method creates a barrier in the concrete block/multiple brick walls where there are voids and gaps. This is achieved by applying termiticides to foundation elements. This method is also used in conjunction with drilling foundation elements and inserting termiticides by injecting it. Concrete footings which have cracks in them are effectively treated by the drilling and treating of the foundation elements. Any gaps or voids in multiple masonry foundation elements must be drilled and treated at a minimum distance of at least four feet in all directions from any past or present evidence of termite infestation.

The next and final article in this series will cover the last method of termite treatment methods. It will also give a brief, concise, wrap of all four articles.


Frank Reece has been in the industry for 25 years. You can find his articles on www.linkmyarticles.com.

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