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How To Treat Termites In Orange County The Easy Way

November 30, 2022

When dealing with termites, "easy" is not the first word that comes to mind, but if you can find the right Orange County pest control professional, eliminating termite infestations (or, even better, preventing them in the first place) can be a breeze. Find out more about the options available for termite control in Orange County, and the ways that HomeShield Pest Control can make treating termites seem like a walk in the park.

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Types Of Termite Bait

There are a variety of different ways to treat termites, and termite bait has become a popular one. Termite baits can be installed in or around the home. Termites enter the tamper-resistant bait stations. Termites wander into these stations, consume the bait, and then share it with the rest of the colony. This results in the gradual elimination of termites in your Orange County home

Some of the most common termite baiting systems for your home include: 

  • Exterra® Termite Interception and Baiting System (Ensystex): This system uses an insect growth regulator called "diflubenzuron" and can be used by itself or alongside liquid termiticides.
  • Sentricon Colony Elimination System®: These stations can be installed above or below ground and are generally placed within 20 feet of each other and use an insect growth regulator called "noviflumuron". Sentricon systems are generally used on their own without other methods. 
  • Trelona® Advance Termite Bait System: Using the insect growth regulator "novaluron", these systems are pre-baited and can be used as a stand-alone or in conjunction with liquid spot treatments. 

Bait systems work well when you want to avoid more invasive treatments or pesticides when there are challenges to applying liquid treatments, and when you have time for a thorough approach. 

Types Of Chemicals Used To Treat Termites

Another more traditional option for termite removal is chemical treatment. Liquid pesticides or termiticides can be applied under and around buildings to provide a lasting chemical barrier in the soil to prevent termites from entering your structure. Termites that attempt to penetrate treated soil are either killed or repelled, and those inside the building also succumb to the treatment. 

Common forms of termiticide that are currently on the market include:

  • Termidor® /Taurus®
  • Premise® 
  • Altriset®

Most often, soil treatments are used to treat subterranean termites, while liquid applications are used to treat drywood termites. 

What To Expect When Signing Up For Professional Termite Control

When you see signs of termites in or around your Orange County home, it's easy to sign up for professional termite control. Simply give the experts at HomeShield Pest Control a call or look us up online. We can provide you with everything from annual termite inspections to pre-construction treatments, as well as termite control plans. Our service technicians will walk you through the best recommendations for your situation and offer you services that are customized to meet the needs of your home. Connect with us today to get your questions answered. Whether you have termites in your home or not, now is the time to be thinking about termite prevention and treatment. 

Total Termite Control For Orange County Homeowners

For the best termite pest control in Orange County, call on the professionals at HomeShield Pest Control. We can provide you with all the options available for your home and help you choose the ones that will be most effective for your home. We pride ourselves on providing smarter, better, and safer pest control to homes in businesses in Orange County and the surrounding areas. Protect your home from termites and other pests with help from HomeShield Pest Control!

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