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How Do Floods Affect Termite Treatments?

Floods are natural disasters that happen all over the world, and they can have serious consequences. Flooding can lead to severe structural damage, while also making it difficult for people to get around or do their jobs.

Flood water is also notoriously dirty-it contains sewage and other contaminants from local businesses, homes, streets, or industrial areas. When floods occur in your home or office building you may find some termites coming out of hiding.

This blog post will discuss how floodwaters affect termite treatments and what we recommend you do before calling a professional termite control company to assess the situation.

How Flood Affect Different Termite Treatments

It can be annoying to encounter a flood since this disaster has the ability to damage your house and cause all sorts of problems such as electrical hazards. However, that annoyance can multiply if you’re dealing with a termite infestation because flooding can also make things worse.

If you’ve got some termite treatments set up, here are what may happen to them after a flood:

Soil Termite Treatment

Soil termite treatment is the process of injecting liquid termiticide into the soil around your home or office building. Soil termiticides will kill any termites that come in contact with it, which is why they are so effective as a form of treatment for this type of infestation.

However, once a flood occurs, the treatment can get washed off because of the moisture that seeps under the soil. On the other hand, if the flooding is caused by a pipe under the ground, the liquid termiticide may get diluted in the water and end up being ineffective as well.

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This is why you should call a professional termite control company as soon as possible after your home or office building has been flooded so that an assessment can be done and any necessary remediation treatments completed in time before termites cause more damage.

Termite Baiting Stations

Termite baiting stations is the process of installing stations containing insecticidal baits around your home or office building in order to control and kill termites. These bait stations can be effective for years, but flooding will cause them to become ineffective because of the moisture that seeps into the station’s boxes.

If you’ve got termite baiting stations placed in the ground, the bait can easily become flooded with water and no longer be able to attract termites. Other than water, debris might find its way to your termite station as well.

In this case, you should call a professional termite control company as soon as possible so that the stations can be replaced with new baits without risking the termites coming back.

Chemical Termite Treatment

If you’ve got a chemical injected into your home’s foundation and a flood suddenly occurs, this might compromise the chemicals and cause it to be ineffective.

Your wooden foundation can moisten up because of the water from the flood and in return, it can cause the chemical to become diluted and useless.

If you want your chemical termite treatment established, then call a professional as soon as possible so that they can assess the situation for you and make any necessary repairs or replacements before it’s too late.

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What to Do When Flooding Affects Termite Treatments

The first thing to do when a flood occurs is to drain the water that has seeped through. This will give you some time to assess the situation and find out what needs to be done.

If you’ve got any termite treatments set up, now would be a good time to call a professional. Inform them of the situation and the severity of the damage caused to the treatment. They will know how best to handle your problem so that it doesn’t get worse while you’re tending to other disasters from the flood.

It’s also important not to do anything with the damaged treatments like pulling them out of the ground without consulting first because this could lead to even more danger.

Generally speaking, when flooding occurs in your home or office building, calling a professional termite control company is usually going to be necessary after all cleanup has been completed just so they can make sure nothing else goes wrong before things are back in place.

In Conclusion

We hope this blog post has helped you understand how floods can affect termite treatments. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact our team. With Zip Pest Solutions, you can be confident that all your termite problems will be resolved quickly and efficiently

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