There are two types of termites that can damage your home – drywood termites and subterranean termites. Each type is different and must be treated separately. A professional termite inspector can help you determine whether or not you have a termite problem and, if so, what kind of termite infestation you have.
Drywood termites build their colonies above ground, in the walls, floors, and contents of your home. They spread throughout the neighborhood through swarming – endangering not only your home but any home in the vicinity.
Drywood termites are the focus of this site. Here, we’ll help you identify signs of a termite infestation, provide tips for finding the right fumigation professional, and explain how Vikane® gas fumigant works. Vikane has been proven to effectively eliminate 100% of drywood termite infestations for over 50 years. Dow AgroSciences stands behind Vikane with responsible product stewardship and stringent training and certification requirements.
Subterranean termites require moist conditions (such as those found in homes with faulty plumbing or gutters) and are found in every state except Alaska. Subterranean termites nest in or near the soil – in fact, their colonies can span up to a half acre. Their vast network of tunnels leads them to even the tiniest of cracks and crevices in your home, where they leave a pheromone scent trail that leads others from their colony to the food source.
For treatment options for subterranean termites, visit www.Sentricon.com.
1Source: National Pest Management Association