SPOT TREATMENTS are any procedures that are meant to preserve a specific region or “spot” and are confined to a small, specified area of fewer than ten linear or square feet. Adjacent locations near the affected spot are frequently vulnerable to future pest invasion.
Drywood termite outbreaks can be successfully treated with spot termite treatment, although there is one key component that must be present for them all to function: the termite infestation must be fully contained. If you can get the termiticide into the chambers of their colony and onto the pests, you may be able to get rid of the termites right away. As the quantity of infection spots grows, however, the effectiveness of spot treatments decreases.
Although spot treatments may appear to be a realistic and cost-effective solution, tent disinfection is usually the best solution. With spot treatments, you could be jeopardizing the home’s or building’s architectural soundness, not to mention your hard-earned money. It’s terribly challenging to determine how many termites were killed, how many may survive, and where the remaining termites are living while spot treating for termites. Termites have earned the dubious nickname “secret enemy” for a good reason. Even if only a few dozen termites withstand treatment, the colony will be able to grow in concealed, untouched places.
The principal chemicals utilized in termite spot treatments take into account their social nature. Termites are gregarious insects that live in colonies. They clean each other and nourish each other by exchanging foodstuff from mouth to mouth. As they forage for food, they frequently interact personally with one another via touch. Consequently, termite management is usually achieved through a mix of ingestion, interaction, and the “transfer effect.”
Why is fumigation a superior alternative for dry wood termite control?
Throughout the tent disinfection procedure, the whole house is wrapped with a tarp (including any attached decking) & sprayed with a fumigant at the same time. All termites are eradicated from the building as a result of this all-at-once strategy. The fumigant permeates the entire structure, such as the fundamental wood elements. Termites have nowhere to hide any longer.
Ultimately, the decision is yours to make. Termite spot treatment is an efficient technique to address a specifically limited number of areas of infestations and to cure freshly detected locations of dry wood termite activities, but fumigation is an absolute remedy when the devastation is old, broad, and the degree of damage within the walls is unknown.
Whatever decision you ultimately make, always remember that it is necessary to stop the spread of termites in the beginning to prevent heavier, more expensive damage in the future.