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How Long Does Termite Treatment Last?

Termites are extremely destructive, and repairing the damage done by a termite infestation can be extremely expensive. In fact, the damage done by termites in the United States each year is in the billions of dollars! It’s easy to understand why termite control is important, because if you can prevent termites from invading your home, you can avoid having to pay for additional termite treatment and home repair. So, what is the lifespan of termite treatment?

The answer to this question actually involves several different factors. There are different types of treatments, different species of termites, and different environmental conditions, all of which can have an impact on your treatment’s longevity. The degree of termite infestation in your home matters, too, because a well-established colony can be tricky to eradicate. That’s why an annual termite inspection is crucial, because having a professional inspect your home can catch an infestation early. If you do have termites, you definitely need professional termite treatment, and the most common types are soil treatment, and preventative wood treatments.

  • Soil treatments use liquid termiticides to treat subterranean termite infestations. This kind of treatment is also called barrier treatment, because it establishes a barrier between the house and a termite colony. The process of soil treatment involves digging a trench around the exterior foundation and either pouring or injecting termiticide into the soil. Soil-applied barrier treatments are meant to last for at least five years, and sometimes up to eight or ten years.
  • Preventative wood treatment makes wood toxic or repellent to termites by treating it with borate-based products. This kind of treatment is often used during construction, and treating items like posts, fences, decks, and landscaping timbers with borate can protect not only against termites, but also rot and other wood-boring insects. Wood treatment can last longer than soil treatment, potentially for decades.

At MightyMite Termite Services, we’ve earned a reputation as experts in California termite control. We perform termite inspections to ensure that your home is free of termites and work hard to help you keep it that way, using treatments that are naturally derived and have a low impact on the environment. We diagnose and treat infestations with the most effective methods and unmatched warranties, solving your termite problems the first time, with an industry best “no call-back rate.” That, combined with our experience, technology, and highly trained professional staff, makes us the leading extermination company in the Bay Area. We understand that your home is your most important investment, so we work hard to provide excellent service, utilizing best practices to solve our customers’ termite problems. For more information, email, call us today at 408.335.7053, or contact us through our website.