Exterminating termites is not a do-it-yourself job. It takes professional knowledge of termite biology and behavior, specialized equipment and insecticides, and considerable experience to eliminate these wood-devouring pests. As noted in our previous post, the Eastern subterranean termites that infest 1 in 5 Monmouth and Ocean County homes live in inaccessible underground nests which complicates their elimination.
Professional termite exterminators NJ use two methods to exterminate these pests: bait systems (described in our previous post) and exterior barrier systems. Both termite extermination methods use the insect’s social behavior to deliver termiticide to the underground nest and eliminate the colony.
Exterior Barrier Systems
Exterior Liquid Barrier System. Less costly and faster acting than bait systems, liquid barrier systems surround buildings with a continuous barrier of potent liquid insecticide that is injected into the soil along exterior foundation walls. Application by an experienced professional is necessary to ensure that there are no breaks in the barrier that might allow termites to evade insecticide exposure. Allison Pest Control’s termite extermination experts dig trenches along exterior foundation walls and drill holes in concrete slabs and hard surfaces (which are patched after treatment) to ensure that a continuous barrier with maximum soil saturation is achieved.
Allison Pest Control termite extermination experts have found that Termidor, considered the gold standard in termite extermination, produces the best results. An advanced liquid termiticide, Termidor is a slow-acting, odorless, non-repellent insecticide that is undetectable but lethal to termites.
As termites move through the soil, they come in contact with Termidor and carry the poison back to their nest where it is spread during feeding and grooming activities. Total colony elimination is usually achieved within 3 months.
If you suspect termite activity on your property, call the termite exterminator NJ professionals at Allison Pest Control today.