Phoenix termites and Scottsdale termites are some of the most prolific wood destroying insects in the country!
Phoenix termites and Scottsdale termites require a very specific type of treatment. In this article we will look at a basic overview of what that treatment looks like. Keep in mind that every subterranean termite treatment is different and that some require more or alternate types of treatment than what is discussed here. Your Phoenix termite or Scottsdale termite specialist will know what treatments you need and let you know.
Before we get into the treatment it’s important to know a few basics about Subterranean Termites. As their name implies, these nasty little home eating critters live underground. They get all the moisture they need from the dirt around your home. But they get their nourishment from the wood in your home. So they have to travel from the ground to your home and back to the ground approximately every 24 hours. This is important to know because a lot of folks like to know why the ground around the home needs to be treated when the termites are eating the house itself.
When we treat for Phoenix termites or Scottsdale Termites we have to saturate the ground around the entire foundation of the house. for a lot of the perimeter of the home trenches are dug against the foundation in order to pour the proper amount of liquid treatment into the ground and saturate it thoroughly. Then the dirt dug up from the trench is saturated and replaced. Finally the rocks are put back over the the trenched area to make it look good as new.
When the termites return to the earth around the home they return to treated dirt. They cannot tell that the dirt is treated because the product is non-repellent. So the damaging little rascals go about their business in the ground, rubbing against others and transferring the product from one to the next. Eventually the entire colony is destroyed in this way. This is, of course, a slow process but a very effective one at eliminating the entire problem and preventing new ones for years to come.
But what about the earth underneath a patio? Actually any place where a concrete pour meets the main slab of your home, like most patios, porches, and inside many garages, needs to be treated too. To do this we usually need to drill holes in the concrete to get to the earth underneath. Then product is injected into those holes and then the holes are patched. a lot of folks ask if its really necessary to drill holes in the garage or patio when the concrete slabs are so close together. In the following video valley termite expert Jeromy West shows how small a space Scottsdale termites and Phoenix termites can use to get from the ground to the wood in the house.
Termites use “mud” tubes to get from the safety of the earth to the wood that they need to eat. These tubes aren’t actually made of mud as the name may imply, but rather they are made of celulose from They do this because they don’t do well in the open air. as you could see in the video these tubes can squeeze through some very small spaces, making the thoroughness of a treatment paramount.
If you’re having a problem with termites or thin you may…or you simply have a question about pest control…call NaturZone Pest Control at 602-476-1088 and ask for me, Jeffrey. I’ll be happy to speak with you anytime.
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