Subterranean termite colonies may contain hundreds of thousands of individuals, foraging in many different directions. For the homeowner, localized or "spot" treatments are generally a gamble except in cases of retreatment. Most reputable pest control firms will not warranty spot treatments, since it's likely that termites will eventually find other points of entry into the structure.
Some companies may offer to do a so-called "perimeter" treatment, using one of the non-repellent liquid termiticides such as Termidor or an Eco-Friendly Termiticide such as Altriset. Typically this will involve a thorough application around the entire outside foundation wall of the building, and spot-treating any infested or high-risk interior areas. If the homeowner is considering such a treatment, Lady Bug Pest Control Specialists offers a service agreement in case termites return. Service renewal agreements state that if termites return, Lady Bug Pest Control Specialists will return and retreat the affected areas at no additional charge provided the renewal agreement is maintained. It's a bit of a gamble to purchase any termite treatment option without an ongoing service agreement.
All liquid termiticides typically are labeled to control termites for at least five years when applied according to label directions. The actual length of control on a given structure will depend on such factors as thoroughness of the application, environmental conditions, and density of termites in the area. If termites swarm again and continue to be a problem the year after treatment, it's usually not from degradation of the termiticide — but because termites have found an untreated gap in the chemical barrier.
Call Lady Bug Pest Control Specialists for a Free Termite Inspection, Eco-Friendly Pest Control, Home Seal Service, Bed Bug Eco-Heat, and Rodent Control. We offer FREE Home Inspections. Lady Bug also will do a free inspection if you already are under contract with another company and take over your existing termite warranty policy. Call 480-833-1111.