Spraying for Termites: Is It Safe?

One of the most popular termite treatments is to spray chemicals on the ground and underneath infested structures. While spraying for termites is effective, it wasn’t always safe. Contaminated well water, poisoned fishing ponds and indoor air pollution are just some of the effects of spraying chemicals to eliminate termites. Thankfully, times have changed and now safer, more organic chemicals are used to spray for termites.

Liquid Termiticide

You can use today’s liquid termiticide treatments just about anywhere on your property without worrying about yourself, your children or your pets being exposed to it. That is because the termiticides that are used today are odorless and are also non-threatening to humans. These treatments may be injected into your home’s foundation, timber or into the soil in your yard to kill off existing termite infestations and prevent future ones from occurring. Liquid termite treatments are a very safe and extremely effective method of termite control.

Baiting Stations

Termite baiting stations use EPA-approved baits that are consumed by individual termites and carried back to the colony to be shared with other insects. Termite baiting is a very effective way of eliminating entire colonies in your home or yard. It is a good idea to hire a professional in order to set up a baiting system for termites, as it is an involved process that may takes months of monitoring to complete.

EPA

If you’re thinking of spraying for termites, you’ll want to make sure that any chemicals you use have been approved by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). A termite control specialist can recommend the most effective and safe treatment available to target your infestation. Ask our technicians which system is right for you.

Always ask your termite exterminator how safe their sprays are and always read over the label of any over-the-counter pesticides or termiticides that you are thinking of using. To learn more about liquid termite treatments available at Action Termite Control, call (877) 556-4131 today.

By | 2020-07-03T15:41:38-07:00 June 11th, 2014|Termite Treatment|