Are Spot Treatments Effective for Termites?

Spot treatments are a common method used to treat termite infestations, but are they truly effective? The short answer is yes and no. Spot treatments can be effective for certain types of infestations, but in most instances, a full, comprehensive treatment is necessary. Let’s explore this concept a little deeper to provide a detailed look at why you need whole-home protection.

When Are Spot Treatments Used for Termite Infestations?

Spot treatments are most effective when treating localized infestations. In these cases, the termites are confined to one area and can be treated without the need to treat the entire property. Spot treatments involve the use of a termiticide that is injected directly into the infested area. This type of treatment is often used to treat infestations that are found near the foundation of a home or in areas where there is minimal disruption to the property.

Termites destroying wood from the ground

However, spot treatments are not always the best solution for more severe infestations. In these cases, a full, comprehensive treatment is often necessary. This type of treatment typically involves the use of a termiticide that is applied around the perimeter of a home and also to any infested areas. In cases where termites have spread across a large area, this type of treatment may be the only effective solution.

To ensure the best experience possible, the Termite experts at Emtec Pest Control recommended that homeowners always invest in a comprehensive termite control solution that eliminates all termites that are found within and around the structure. By focusing on just spot treatments, only a localized group of termites may be targeted while other areas of your home continue to be damaged by alternative colonies that will require expensive follow-up visits and repairs.

How Can the Sentricon System Protect My Entire Home?

The Sentricon System is a baiting system that is designed to eliminate entire colonies of termites. The system consists of baits that contain a slow-acting insecticide. These baits are placed around the perimeter of the home and in areas where termites are likely to be active. Once the termites consume the bait, the insecticide is released, killing the entire colony.

Because the Sentricon System eliminates entire colonies of termites, this means that it can protect an entire home from termites. After the baits have been placed, regular inspections must be performed to make sure the system is working properly. If termites are detected, additional baits may need to be placed.

The Sentricon System is also a cost-effective way to protect a home from termites. While more traditional methods of termite control, such as fumigation, can be costly, the Sentricon System requires very little maintenance and can be installed and monitored by a qualified pest control professional at a fraction of the cost.

By using the Sentricon System, homeowners can rest assured that their home is well-protected from termite infestations. This system eliminates entire colonies of termites and is cost-effective, making it an ideal solution for protecting a home from these destructive pests.

Queen termite surrounded by workers

Why Choose Emtec for Oklahoma Termite Control?

Call Emtec Pest Control today and get your termite inspection and Sentricon System installation taken care of. With their experience and expertise, you can trust that you are in good hands. Take action now to keep your home safe - call Emtec Pest Control today!

At Emtec Pest Control, we are committed to safe and responsible pest control. We understand that your family’s safety is your number one priority, so we make it our priority, too.

If you have any other questions about any of these pests or pest control for your home or business, contact your Oklahoma pest control experts at Emtec Pest Control by calling us or by filling out our online contact form.

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