If the nest can be directly located on your property, it can be destroyed by physical removal or treated with an approved termiticide. However, not all termite nests are easily found. In this situation indirect termite colony destruction is required.
There are a number of ways a termite nest can be destroyed indirectly. All these methods use the termite social feeding and grooming network to spread the termiticides through the entire colony. These methods include:
- Use of special termiticide "dusts" injected into their workings and galleries
- Baits that contain a toxicant that is not harmful to us but is lethal to termites
- Liquid and foam treatments containing termiticides that slowly affect the entire colony.
A successful campaign will eliminate the termite queen and the entire nest.