Why do we damage your home when we do a termite treatment?
When your home is being treated for termites, the necessity of drilling and trenching is often a topic of contention. Homeowners want effective termite prevention, but at the same time, no one wants their landscaping, plants, or floors damaged during treatment application.
The answer to this question is best preceding by an explanation of the necessity of drilling/trenching.
Why termite treatment requires trenching and drilling:
Termites are subterranean dwellers. Typically, they live at least a foot below the surface of the soil. Due to this, an effective treatment barrier must be injected deep enough to cover the area termites actually travel. Otherwise, gaps in the treatment barrier may grant termites safe passage to your home.
To ensure that the treatment barrier is comprehensive, drilling holes in the abutting concrete slabs and digging out a trench in the soil around the foundation of the home is typically necessary.
So essentially, traditional termite treatments require a tradeoff between damage to the home and treatment effectiveness. There are other options (such as bait systems) but these are not always ideal for some homes and normally require many return services visits to maintain the system.
Are there any ways to get effective treatment without the need for trenching?
For many years, the tradeoff between treatment effectiveness and the need for treatment was fixed. There was simply no better way to apply the treatment.
However, times have changed, and new technology on the market can solve this challenge. This new product is called the Termidor HP2 Injection System, and it is going to revolutionize termite treatment.
How does the Termidor HP2 Injector resolve the need for trenching?
Unlike traditional termite treatment equipment, the Termidor HP2 uses a powerful pneumatic injection system to deploy termiticide from the soil surface down to where termites live and roam. This requires no disturbance of the soil and therefore no trenching.
Beyond just this incredible advantage, the Termidor HP2 also has several other upsides. Rather than relying on the measurement of the technician, the HP2 Injector uses an onboard computer system to calculate product quantities. This ensures that a perfect amount of treatment is applied every time, maximizing effectiveness and avoiding overuse.
Further, the HP2 system uses significantly less labor-intensive and more efficient, allowing for treatment to be performed much more quickly. Since it uses less water than other treatment methods, it is also more environmentally friendly.
In short, it is all improvement over traditional treatment methods in every aspect.
So why are you telling me all of this?
I don’t work for the company that produces the Termidor HP2 system, nor do I receive any compensation for promoting it. I learned about this promising technology as a part of my continuing efforts to improve the quality of service that Canton Termite and Pest Control provides to its customers.
We are one of very few companies in the state of Georgia that have access to this tech and have completed all necessary training and education to operate it.
If you want to protect your home against termites using this powerful tool, we are prepped and ready to treat your home. Our team of highly trained technicians will comprehensively treat around the entire structure and stop termite threats in their tracks!
To learn more about the Termidor HP2 (or any other pest questions), give us a call at 770-479-1598!