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.
You can actually stop termites before they enter. The two ways that work best are liquids and baits. Let's take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of these two processes, and see which works best.
Liquid Barrier Termite Control
This process, which creates a barrier of termiticide in the soil around a structure to kill termites that pass through, has been the industry standard for controlling termites for many years. This method is extremely effective, but it has two drawbacks.
First, it is necessary to bore holes and trench around the foundation of the structure and this can sometimes be problematic.
Second, some liquid barriers do a good job of killing termites, but they do nothing to destroy the colony that is sending workers to breach the barrier. When the liquid barrier slowly wears out, worker termites will eventually find a way through.