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What is the Most Effective Termite Control?


Termites are extremely destructive pests that can eat away at your home without you even knowing. In fact, termites rarely come out of the tunnels they create, which means that you won’t know that they are there until you find hollow spots and other damage during construction. That makes it important to both prevent and treat termites. Here are some ways to practice effective termite control.


The best way to fight termites is to make your home as unattractive and unappealing as possible. This means covering exposed wood with sealant and other barriers, keeping the soil around the foundation dry, quickly repairing leaks, sealing cracks around the home, and keeping trees and shrubs trimmed away from the home.

Chemical Pesticides

EPA approved termiticides have to be able to kill termites while also providing structural protection to the home. While you can purchase certain products at the hardware store, most termiticides will need to be applied by a trained per control professional.

Termiticides can come in the form of baits or liquids that are applied to the soil. Wood and other building materials can also be treated with termiticides before the construction process in order to deter termites.

Barrier Treatments

A barrier can be created around the home with the use of liquid treatments that are applied to the soil. This type of treatment is effective but must be applied properly. If the barrier isn’t executed according to certain standards, termites will still be a problem and you risk contaminating drinking water. 

Because all effective termite treatments require the use of chemicals, your best approach to termite control is to hire a trusted pest control company that has experience preventing and treating termites. Be sure that they guarantee their work and employ the latest in safety practices. If you live in and around the Triangle, call Capital Pest for all your termite and pest control needs.   

Capital Pest is proud to be a family-owned and operated pest control company serving Raleigh, NC and its surrounding area (Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Clayton, Pinehurst, Pittsboro, Fuquay-Varina, etc). Contact us for our pest control services today!