Wood Termite and Pest Control

Wood Termite and Pest Control can be tough, especially if you have had an infestation before. The good news is that pest control agents have gotten much more effective over the last few years and have gotten rid of some of the problem areas that were previously impossible to eradicate. If you have a wood home or building, a few quick pest control methods will help make your home better than ever before.

Keep the bugs under control for two reasons. First of all, the wood can dry out and cause mold and mildew to begin growing.

Secondly, wood may be buried in a wet climate. Wet climates can lead to dampness and this will actually trap moisture and increase the probability of molds.

You can prevent this drying out by using the right type of control agents on your wood. If you decide to use natural methods such as the use of chemical treatments then be sure to follow all directions and follow your local laws.

However, if you choose to use biological treatments during the dry season then you have much more control. One option is to use control agents to reduce the population of the wood and to kill any live or dead insects.

However, if you choose a biological method of pest control you also have other choices. Some of the options are as follows:

There are two types of biological control agents; those that are usually applied directly onto the wood and those that are applied indirectly by spraying the wood with the agent and allowing it to penetrate the wood and kill the insects within. Both of these types have their advantages and disadvantages and both will work.

There are several different types of biological controls for wood; which includes those that are oil based, which is easily diluted and which kills the insects within the wood and those that are water based which is more difficult to use but kills the insects directly. For that reason many pest control experts prefer to use the first type, even though they are slightly more expensive.

Since wood is a porous material, it will be easier to spread biological control agents onto the wood and this will allow you to spread them more evenly across the surface. The key here is to let the biological control agent remain moist for at least one day after application, but not longer than three days.

For the oil-based ones you should shake the container, squirt it around, then let it dry. The second type of biological agent dries with the air and also allows the water to penetrate the wood.

With proper biological control techniques, most wood is possible to eliminate. Check with your local pesticide authority for instructions.

That’s the article about wood termite and pest control, hopefully can help the problem you are facing.

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