Liquid Baits For Termites

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The bait also acts as an attractant to the termites. With liquid applications, you are trying to intercept the termites when they get close …

Termite killers come in two major types—liquid termiticides, either applied to a barrier or directly to the woodwork, or baits. Liquid barriers. Professionals will often create a protective barrier around your home’s perimeter by digging a trench and applying a liquid termiticide to it.

Bait vs Liquid Termite Control. Termites are a topic which come up quite often on our blog and that is for good reason. That is because approximately 600,000 homes in the U.S. are damaged by termites every year. In 2020 alone that resulted in over $5B in damage in the United States and over $20B worldwide.

Feb 21, 2016 … Termite bait comes with its pros and cons. Baiting can be a slower, more prolonged treatment process but it is also very effective at …

Termite baits consist of cellulose (a structural component of wood), combined with a slow-acting insecticide which disrupts the normal growth process in termites. Within weeks of ingesting the bait, termites die while attempting to molt. The delayed action is important; if the bait killed quickly, sick or dead termites might accumulate near stations, increasing the chance of …


Baiting can sometimes be costlier than a liquid treatment because more visits may be required to monitor for termites, and add or replenish baits. Homeowners …

Jan 04, 2022  · Creating a liquid barrier of termiticide helps to prevent termites from entering the home in the first place. This has long been the standard for termite control. While it is an effective way of treating termites, there are some drawbacks to be aware of. First, creating the liquid barrier requires you to drill holes in the ground and create a trench around the foundation of the …

Termite Control: Liquid VS.Bait. The most destructive insect in the United States is the subterranean termite. These wood-destroying insects cost U.S. property owners billions of dollars each year in repair costs, and billions more to exterminate these pests and arrest the damage being done. But it does not have to be this way.

Like Altriset®, the Sentricon® bait works its way back to the colony and kills the queen, but it works in a different way. The active ingredient in Sentricon® …

Apr 13, 2020 … Soil-applied liquid termiticides act essentially as chemical barriers to stop invading termites and to kill the termites that are actively …

A liquid barrier places termiticide in the soil around your home. This liquid material will kill termites that try to pass through the soil to get to your home, …

Liquid treatment products that are lethal and no-repellent to termites have proven to be the most reliable. Some of the options available in the market include Termidor® or Taurus® (fipronil), Premise® (imidacloprid), and the popular eco-friendly Altriset® (chlorantraniliprole).

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