Termite spray has been around for years and are commonly sprayed under infested properties or the ground on the surroundings. Termite sprays are formulated with safe, organic chemicals that resolve the infestation and don’t harm the people around the property. Because of their ability to exterminate termites without the risks of harming others, they can be easily injected into the property’s foundation, wooden structures (such as timber), or the soil around the yard without any worries.
But while they’re generally safe and are non-toxic to living things, how do they work exactly?
Why do people use termite spray instead of other methods?
The real question is, “Why not?”
Termite spray is the perfect solution for incessant termites that never rest when it comes to destroying your property. Not only will termites relentlessly gnaw on your property’s wooden structures, they will also reproduce workers in multitudes, making their presence not only troubling, but threatening in the long run as well.
“Why do people favor termite sprays?”
People use termite spray for a lot of things. First, it’s easy to get your hands on as they’re available commercially. Second, they’re very effective in exterminating the present termite colony that’s causing most of the damage. And lastly, termite spray not only eliminates the termites that you spray on, it can also affect the other termites that they’ll interact with (which we’ll explain in the next sections of this blog).
What kinds of termite spray are there?
Like other extermination methods, termite sprays come in different types: repellent and non-repellent. Repellent spray is used for when you want to keep the termites away from a specific area, such as wooden beams of the property or a wooden structure that puts people, animals, or anything in the property in danger. When repellant spray is used, termites will eventually be repelled by the scent of the spray and will move routes.
Non-repellant sprays will do the exact opposite and will remain in the area without the termites knowing. The particles in this type of spray will attach itself to the pests and will eventually exterminate them and other who they may interact with and will have the same lethal particles distributed.
Do termite sprays work
It depends. First, you have to ask yourself: What kind of termites am I dealing with and what do I want to resolve exactly?
When you want termites to stop entering your property
Unknown to many, termites don’t live in the wooden structures that they’re gnawing on 24/7. In fact, they always have a separate nest outside of the property and pass through tunnels made out of soil and clay. Another element that they need is moisture, which is the basic reason why they create tunnels filled with moisture instead of forming lines without tunnels like normal ants would do. Termite sprays not only dry out the exoskeletons of the termites that get in touch with it, but they also poison the termites themselves without them knowing (especially the non-repellant variants).
When you want to exterminate all termite infestations
Everyone’s agenda for using termite spray is always the same: Exterminate all termite workers and those created to be one (eggs). To perform mass termite extermination with a high success rate, go with a liquid termiticide. This type of termiticide can be applied by drilling a hole through the slab of wood or concrete and pumping the termiticide into the holes. This may also be possible and can easily be accomplished if the property has some sort of crawl space where the termiticide can be scattered.
When you want the termites to get in contact with the termiticide without them knowing
As mentioned earlier, the use of non-repellent termiticides are even more effective than repellent sprays that forces termites to take other routes and stay away from the infected, badly-damaged area. Termites will not be able to smell, taste, nor see this type of termiticide and generally gets the job of extermination done even faster.
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