A termite treatment with Bug-Off Exterminators, Inc. begins with an inspection. A thorough inspection of the property allows us to determine if there are any visible signs of termite activity. The inspector will measure and draw a graph of the structure which allows him to provide a quote for a termite treatment. The recommended quote is based on the linear footage of the structure as well as the type of foundation. The type of foundation plays a significant role when dealing with subterranean termites in Georgia. Expansion joints between slabs or block walls in a crawl space may require a termiticide application to prevent termites. Once the quote and treatment has been agreed upon the inspector can schedule a time for a termite treatment service.
Since the early 1940s, applying liquid termiticides has been a popular form of termite control. This treatment has been meant to create a barrier between termites in the ground and the buildings they might otherwise infest. The liquid termiticide should be applied evenly, as patches of soil that have not been treated will be vulnerable to termite infestation and will create entryways for the termites to reach buildings. When applied properly, liquid termiticides will effectively exterminate termites.
There is now a new way to apply liquid termiticide. With the Termidor HP system the termiticide is injected into the soil around the foundation. Digging a trench is no longer necessary. The HP machine applies the perfect amount Termidor with each injection. This allows for an even distribution of termiticide around the structure and removes the distruptive and invasiveness of old style termite treatments.Termidor HP
Prevention is important, and the best time to apply liquid termiticide is while a building is under construction. This is a prudent investment in the life of the structure, and it is highly recommended. This is when the treatment will be most cost-effective as well. Treatment during this time ensures that the termiticide is put in the right areas to prevent future infestation, as the soil can be treated before the foundation of a building is completed and other substructures are put into place. Current regulations dictate that a termite pretreat is to be made along the soil and gravel underneath the concrete slab. A pretreatment requries applying the termiticide around plumbing and pipes in the building's foundation, piers, and interior partition walls. After the construction is complete, a backfill treatment is required. The backfill treatment requires going around the structure and injecting the termiticide into the soil adjacent to the structure.