4 Ways To Treat Termites

Termites are serious pests and can cause a lot of damage to property. Termites feed on wood, paper, and other cellulose material. They can also damage the structural integrity of a home. Subterranean termites can build large nests and live up to 18 inches below ground. They may even live under your house or inside a structure’s foundation. Provided that colonies can build nests far below your home’s foundation, it can be extremely challenging to pinpoint the exact location of all the sprawling galleries in a nest to provide direct treatment. 

At Arizona Termite Specialists, our technicians are fully trained in termite control methods and treatments, ensuring that our team can provide the best service possible at all times. Keep reading to learn more about the four best ways we treat termites and contact us today for services in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and the surrounding areas.

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Soil Treatment

Seed-producing plants are a common cause of termite infestations. Many seeds can contain up to half the weight of soil, so if you plant them around your foundation, they can easily be uncovered by construction workers and then spread on landscaping or compost piles near building foundations. The most common form of termite treatment is soil application. To protect your house, we can treat the soil around and under your home with insecticide to keep termites at bay. These treatments are applied to the ground and around buildings in order to eliminate any active site of infestation. These products have a substance that will either contact termites or prevent insects from coming into contact with it. Our pest professionals dig trenches next to foundations in order for the chemicals to be sprayed on all sides of the structure.

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Wood Treatment

Some species of subterranean termites may live in your wall cavities and other areas you can’t see. These species are most likely living in the wall under a building where they nest, having been introduced by the wood used as construction material or through compost piles. For treating termites inside wood, we use a process of expansion joint treatment. During this treatment method, we inject substances that prevent termites from causing initial or further damage by entering the walls and beams of your home. When termites are present, we may need to perform additional treatments on the floor as well. We may need to pull back the carpet or in some cases even drill the grout lines of tile. Other methods involve the foaming of wall voids around plumbing areas and injecting an insecticide-based product into the voids.

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Bait Systems

Rather than putting a foundation soil treatment around your home, bait stations can be used to target areas where termites are active. Termite baits are treatment methods that have been used to help control subterranean termite infestations for years. Termite bait systems can be used as a property’s sole control and prevention method, or in conjunction with liquid soil treatments to control termite colonies. Bait stations can also be helpful when an infestation has been identified inside your home. The pest control experts at Arizona Termite Specialists will recommend the preventative treatment approach that will be most effective for your home.


Call The Professionals

Termites are one of the most destructive pests in the world. They can cause damage to your home and disrupt your life. The professionals at Arizona Termite Specialists have been providing termite control and prevention services for many years. Our team of trained experts is knowledgeable about all types of termites that can infest Phoenix, Scottsdale, and the surrounding area. We have the tools and resources to provide you with a proper treatment solution that will eliminate these pests from your property for good.

Arizona Termite Specialists are your resident professionals for termite inspection, control, and extermination services, if you’re ready to get started on the process please don’t hesitate to get in touch with ATS for an appointment. We proudly provide service throughout Phoenix, Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Gilbert, Mesa, and Peoria in Arizona, and are her to help you solve your termite problem.

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