Subterranean termites are extremely destructive. As more people hear horror stories of homes and businesses being utterly destroyed, they are beginning to ask questions. Not just, "What termite control methods are available?" but, "What termite control is right for me?" This usually means, "Should I go with chemicals, or a solution that uses bait?" Here's what you need to know.
The tried and true way of protecting a home from termites used to be a chemical barrier--and to some extent, it still is. This is a process by which chemicals are injected into the soil around a man-made structure to create an underground wall that keeps wood-destroying subterranean termites out. While this can definitely protect your home or business, it has a few drawbacks.
Often, a chemical barrier will create an odor. No one likes a chemical smell but, in the war against termites, many property owners take the good with the bad. Sure, there is an odor, but at least those termites can't get in.
Chemical barriers don't last forever. Over time, those chemicals are going to break down. Not only will this method require a retreatment, it can also make a structure vulnerable at any time. As those chemicals break down, you never know when a hole will develop in your defenses. And, since termite workers never stop looking for a way through, they're probably going to find that hole when it appears.
Sometimes a chemical treatment will require drilling or trenching. In order for a chemical barrier to keep those destructive termites out, your barrier has to be complete. That may require the product to be put in places that have a concrete slab, or some other object in the way. In these cases, drilling and trenching are required.
Chemical barriers are still used and trusted by pest control companies all across the country. Mostly because this option is cheaper. But you get what you pay for.
At All-American, we prefer to use the award-winning Sentricon® System with Always Active™. This system requires no trenching or drilling, has no odor, is discreet, and has zero impact on the environment. It is always active, and scientifically proven to be more effective at eliminating colonies than chemicals. When Sentricon® with Always Active™ is installed and maintained by a professional, it is the most effective way to maintain constant protection from these invasive and damaging insects.
If Sentricon® with Always Active™ sounds like the right choice for you, reach out to us today and let's get your termite protection in place. In Tennessee, it isn't a matter of if you're going to get termites, but more a matter of when. Let All-American keep your property safe 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with effective, non-chemical termite protection from Sentricon® with Always Active™.