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Liquid Residual Treatment vs Termite Bait Stations


When deciding on a liquid residual termite treatment, there are multiple factors to consider.  The positives are that a single application can provide a fast and long lasting result, often lasting in excess of five years.  Liquid residual treatment can also be applied at any time during construction phase, it can also be implemented any time after the construction phase.  The flexibility of this treatment is a often the most important consideration choosing a treatment method. This option does however require tools and equipment that are usually not easy to come by in most cases for homeowners.  Due to the fact that you will be drilling on your property to correctly apply the treatment you might have to acquire special drilling permits as well as permits to handle large quantities of termiticides.  These permits are often only available to licensed pest control operators.


Many who choose to treat termites using monitors and bait stations do so because this form of treatment is less invasive than conventional methods and requires minimal or no drilling to the structure. The targeted placement of baits and monitors make it possible to reach areas that a liquid treatment cannot.  Because the termiticide is limited to the confines of the monitor, there are is no pesticide in the immediate vicinity of the structure. Termite baits can often take longer to offer the same results as liquid residual treatment, and it may take over year before any termites even locate the bait stations and actually begin spreading the termiticide back to the colony. The key method to making sure a bait station succeeds properly is by proper installment and diligent monitoring of each bait station.

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