It seems that the termite control issue continues to be on everyone’s mind these days. Every new building, every new infestation – it seems all of them need Pest Control Tulsa. And the sad thing is, this problem doesn’t go away by itself; it just keeps coming back, no matter how often people try to get rid of it. To get rid of this pesky problem, we need to understand more about what exactly pest control involves.
General termite control is usually applied topically that effectively treats only small, crawling pests such as ants, roaches, and so forth. These pests are typically referred to as ‘ground-dwelling insects. On the other hand, subterranean termites reside deep inside or underground, and they make their homes in wood, soil, or compost. They may also occur in houses, schools, and other buildings due to the tendency for these insects to tunnel and build their colonies in moist and dark areas. For termite control, topical treatments with chemical compounds are often used.
There are many different types of chemical pesticides on the market, and over the years, newer products have emerged. Companies such as Borax, Liquid Keratin, and Bifenxts are constantly developing more chemicals that work better than bifenxts and other products, which have been on the market for many years. Still, some pest control companies still recommend bifenxts for termite control. Here are some advantages and disadvantages of using bifenxts instead of other, older pest control products:
Termite baits are more effective than other chemical treatments – This is the main reason that homeowners, companies, and industries continue to use termiticides. Baiting treatments have proven to be less effective than what the industry calling ‘instant kill’ products such as bifenxts. However, baits require frequent applications, which can be inconvenient and difficult for homeowners.
Use of termiticides is less harmful than the use of fumigation – Companies that sell and/or use fumigation have also marketed their product as a more harmful way of eliminating termite infestation. In truth, the use of fumigation causes a great deal of damage to the environment. Other pest control methods do not cause as much harm to the environment, especially when compared to the use of fumigation. Also, fumigation can be considered a last resort termite treatment, which is not needed in all cases.
Bait stations do not harm the environment – It is true that bait stations attract termites that are attracted to the grains of soap used in the station. However, if the termites are unable to get the grains they need to survive, they will die off. The bait that is spread throughout an entire colony is not only attractive to termites, but also attracts other pests. For example, if the infestation is confined to a small portion of the wood, termites do not become drawn to it; therefore, there is no danger of them being drawn into the bait.
The use of water does not kill termites – When termite colonies are spread out over the surface of the ground, it becomes very difficult to apply a termite treatment with liquid chemicals. Baits and drywood treatments can easily penetrate the soil and reach the wood where it is needed. Also, in areas where there are drywood termites, it can be very difficult to completely get rid of them with baits alone. Baits have proven to be a better and preferred alternative to drywood termites. In addition to being an effective and affordable way of getting rid of termites, baits are better alternatives to other chemical methods of getting rid of pests.
The use of insecticide concentrates may prove to be one of the best and most successful methods of getting rid of termites. It is easy to use, has minimal health risks, causes less damage to the environment, and can be carried around for termite control in various parts of the house. Baits and insecticides can be purchased in different brands. If you are on a tight budget, you can even make your own baits at home. All that you would need are some cricket flour, dried corn flakes, sugar and soybean oil. Other options for insecticide concentrated bait are also readily available.