How long does it take to treat termites?

Usually it only takes 1 day for the professional exterminator to do the job. Most products should protect against re-infestation for up to 5 years, but once you have found a termite infestation, it is a good idea to have your home inspected yearly to be sure they are not re-colonizing.

How long do you need to treat for termites?

On average, termite treatment lasts about 5 years. Liquid termite treatment can last five years or more, whereas termite bait stations only last one year and need to be maintained annually.

What can I expect after termite treatment?

Once the treatment has been made, the termites can no longer humidify their galleries and they start to die. The control is complete when the wood dries out to the point where the humidity is so low that termites cannot survive. In some homes, this takes place rapidly and in others, it may take several weeks.

How long after termite treatment do they die?

If a spray is applied by a professional exterminator, termites typically start dying off within a day or two. Depending on the severity of the infestation, it could take longer for the treatment to reach the queen and entirely eliminate the colony.

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Do termites go away after treatment?

Can Termites Return After Treatment? Unfortunately, they can. Termite treatment is very involved and requires ongoing maintenance to keep these pests out. Once your termite problem is fully treated, our termite control professionals will work to create a barrier around your home that will deter termites from returning.

Are termites attracted to light at night?

Attraction to Light

Some species of termites swarm late in the afternoon and early evening. Like most nocturnal insects, the pests will be drawn to light sources around the home, such as porch lamps, motion lights, and light reflected from inside. It is common to see swarms of alates around utility lights, as well.

Do I need to wash my sheets after fumigation?

It is not necessary to wash dishes, linens, clothing, etc., as the fumigant is a gas that will dissipate from the structure and its contents.

How long does it take termites to destroy a house?

A large Formosan termite colony can cause significant damage to a house in approximately two years, if it is not controlled. Other termite species would take several more years to cause the same level of damage as Formosan termites since other species have much smaller colony sizes.

How often should termite baits be replaced?

You should clean out all of the Advance Termite Bait Stations completely and replace the wood base at least every 12 months, or once a year. Depending on where you live and the climate and amount of rain, you may need to replace the wood base more often.

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Can termites go away on their own?

Yes, they can go away on their own. Why is it a scary answer? Because you never know when they are going to come back! Without a termite treatment, there is no way of knowing when a healthy termite colony will return to re-infest a structure.

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