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How Long Does a Termite Treatment Last?

June 29, 2018

Termites are one of the most dangerous and threatening bug infestations that you could encounter. Often they go for years without being discovered, and the longer they are left untreated, the more damage that is going to be done to your home or structure. This damage can be very expensive and make your home unsafe.

We recommend if you have the slightest suspicion that you may have termites, you consult a pest control professional immediately and have an inspection done. If it is determined that you do have an infestation, or even any termite activity, you must act quickly. The faster the problem is handled, the less trouble you will have.

The Treatment

If you do have termites, there is no need to worry! Termite treatment technology has come quite a long way. New treatments are very advanced and effective. It is apparent that a termite treatment is worth the investment, but you might be wondering how long this treatment is going to last.

The duration of the treatment depends on the method used to treat the problem. Let's take a look at some of the most common methods, and how long they will defend you from a termite attack:

Liquid Treatments: Liquid treatments usually last for a couple years. On average, most liquid treatments will last for 5 years.

Baiting Stations: It may take months for termites to find the baits and return them to their colony. This can make the process take several months to complete. Termite baiting is a long-term commitment for you because you will have to have your home retreated and reevaluated over time.

Termidor HPII: The Termidor HPII treatment is only required once every 10 years, unless additional termite activity is found during the 10 year period. In three months or less after treatment, you can expect 100% termite control. Few other treatment plans can guarantee you a complete elimination of the termite colony threatening your area.

Termidor HPII in Comparison

From what you've just read, we bet you're thinking that Termidor HPII seems better than the alternatives. Let's take a look at the many other benefits Termidor HPII is offering you in comparison to traditional liquid treatments and bait stations:

Termidor HPII v Baiting

More Effective and Less Maintenance - All Termidor products only need to be applied once every 10 years, whereas bait stations typically require inspections 1-4 times a year. This is because bait stations that are damaged by weather become ineffective and need to be maintenanced or replaced.

Lower Retreat Rate - Termidor products have less than a 2% retreat rate on treated structures. Baiting stations vary with wide variety but on average have higher national statistics.

Invisible - Baiting stations are an eyesore! They are placed approximately every 10 feet throughout your yard, and can give your home a bad reputation in the neighborhood. Termidor HPII is completely invisible to the eye because its treatments are done underground.

Cheaper - On top of the prices involved with constant inspection, monitoring, and refilling for bates, bait stations have a higher renewal rate than Termidor HPII. That makes Termidor HPII the all around better option.

Termidor HPII v Traditional Liquid Treatments

Undisturbed Yard - Traditional liquid treatments involve some very destructive processes like rodding and trenching. With Termidor HPII you no longer have to worry about heavy equipment tearing up your yard.

Uniform Treatment - Termidor HPII creates uniform treatment zones known as "High Termite Activity Zones" that treat what traditional rodding and trenching methods would have covered.

No Human Error - Due to the high-tech onboard computer installed on the Termidor HPII system, the chemical application is mixed perfectly every time. The exact amount of product and water used to create the mixture will be applied in each application. Traditional liquid products are mixed by the technician and are often miscalculated.

If you're tired of your yard being trenched up, unreliable treatments, or treatments that require too much monitoring, try our newest system Termidor HPII. Request a free consultation from Breda Pest Management to find out how we can bring your termite treatment into the future.