There are so many options when it comes to termite control that it can be hard to weed through the marketing and look at the facts.
Do you go with the liquid treatment, or do you use a bait station?
There are pros and cons to both methods, so let us take a moment to examine what each method offers, and then we can decide if either is right for you.
So, let’s get started.
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Liquid Termite Treatment Vs Bait Station: Take Down
The Advantages of Liquid Termite Treatment
Liquid termiticide treatments have lower toxicity and a more negligible effect on the environment than other termite control methods. Also, they are less expensive.
The use of liquid termiticide is an excellent method for treating wooden structures and is considered safe for people, pets, and plants. You can also put them in homes that have pets or small children, as long as these areas are carefully treated to avoid contamination.
Furthermore, liquid termite treatments are more effective at killing existing colonies of subterranean termites than other treatments, such as soil fumigation, which only kills emerging adults that may fly out of the soil when it is fumigated with carbon dioxide gas.
The most common type of liquid termiticide used today is borates. These are mixed with water or made into foam before application to wood surfaces where termites may be present. Borates work by breaking down the outer shell of termites, causing them to die within days or weeks after application.
The Advantages of Bait Station
Bait stations are a way to prevent rodent infestations from becoming a problem in your home. These devices offer a number of advantages over traditional traps, including:
They are safer for you and your family. The chances of catching a finger in one of these devices are extremely low.
They’re more sanitary than other traps. You don’t have to touch anything to use them, and their design makes it easy to dispose of dead rodents without touching them directly.
Likewise, they allow you to get rid of critters without leaving a mess behind.
Down the road, they’re more effective than traditional traps because they cover more area around the trap, so rats and mice have fewer escape routes.
Takeaway: Two Great Ways To Protect Your Home From Termites.
Well, both are great in their own respective ways. So, today, it’s tied, and there’s no superior to the other.
Liquid termite treatment involves the use of chemical solutions that can be applied directly to the ground or into the soil. These solutions are designed to kill termites as they travel through your home. They work by penetrating through wood, which allows them to reach the insects where they live and nest.
On the other hand, bait station pest control devices contain low-level toxicants that lure termites into eating them. Once ingested, the toxins kill off a portion of your termite population over time.
While these devices are effective, it usually takes several months for them to start showing results because it takes so long for the bait to be eaten by all the insects in your home.