Termites are one of the most destructive pests to a property. They can come into your home in a variety of ways, such as through cracks and crevices or via furniture that is infested with termites.
There are many different chemicals used by pest control professionals for termite extermination, but what is the best chemical for exterminating termites?
This article will discuss some of the various chemicals used by our termite control professionals, so read on below to know more!
Bifenthrin For Termite Infestations
We all know how stubborn termites are to treat. Termites are great at hiding which makes it even harder to remove them. However, one chemical exterminator use to effectively kill termites is Bifenthrin.
Bifenthrin is a chemical that works by targeting the nervous system of insects. The methoprene ingredient in this insecticide kills off termites by preventing them from developing into adults, and will also kill any eggs that are present during treatment.
When it comes to killing termites with Bifenthrin, one application is often more than enough to get rid of these pesky little pests. Exterminators usually use this in a form of spray and target areas where termite activity is seen.
This insecticide is considered to be very effective, not only for killing termites but also for other insects as well. Bifenthrin has a strong smell that many people find unpleasant and it might stain fabrics so caution should be taken when spraying this chemical onto any surface inside the home or on clothes worn by humans who are exposed to this substance.
Use Fipronil to Stop Termites
Whether you’re dealing with drywood, subterranean or dampwood termites, this chemical is one of the most effective ways to get rid of these pests. Fipronil is a neurotoxin that targets termite’s antennae, causing them to become paralyzed and eventually die from suffocation or dehydration.
If used as a soil treatment, Fipronil will remain in the soil for up to two months after being applied so it can provide protection against future infestations as well. It doesn’t have any lasting effects on humans but should be avoided by pregnant women and children under six years old because they are more susceptible to allergic reactions when in contact with this chemical.
In addition, pets such as cats and dogs should not come into touch with fipronil since it has been known to cause harm to animals.
To be safe, always consult your exterminator and inform them if anyone in your family is pregnant, a child, or sick as well as if you have pets so they can take the appropriate precautions.
Kill Termites With Permethrin
Permethrin is the most common and effective chemical used for termite extermination. In this insecticide, the active ingredient is a synthetic pyrethroid that affects the nervous system of insects.
In some cases, permethrin is used to kill not just termites but other types of pests that are found in the home such as spiders and scorpions; this can be done by using a mixture called synergized pyrethroid or SPEs which kills off any insect it comes into contact with.
One of the drawbacks of permethrin is that it doesn’t have a long-lasting effect, so if you’re dealing with termites then this chemical should be reapplied every few months or after heavy rains pour water on your house’s foundation which might cause leaks that could allow these pests inside once more.
Boric Acid For Removing Termites
Boric acid is another chemical used by exterminators to kill termites. This type of insecticide can be mixed with water in a solution or sprinkled onto dry surfaces and will then seep into the ground which makes this substance very effective when it comes to killing off these pests that live underground as well.
This borate compound has no lasting effects on humans but caution should be taken if you have children since they are more vulnerable than adults; also, pets such as cats and dogs might come across this substance while exploring your yard so make sure they don’t ingest any boric acid because it’s bad for their health.
The Key Realization
We know that the termite problem can be a difficult one to solve. But it’s not as hard when you have an exterminator who is willing to go above and beyond for your home or business.
When you contact us, we will provide a free quote with no obligation on your part so you can see how much of our services are worth before making any commitment at all.
Our team is always ready and waiting to help answer questions about chemical treatments for termites in Malaysia.