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How Long Does Termite Treatment Last?

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You are probably wondering how long your termite treatment will last now that you have dealt with a termite infestation and made it through treatment. Termites are one of the most dangerous and threatening bug infestations that you could encounter that cause billions of dollars’ worth of damage.  Often they go for years without being discovered, and the longer they are left untreated, the more damage that is going to be done to your home or structure. 

Termite Treatments Last About 5 Years

According to industry research, termite treatment generally lasts about five years. Liquid treatment on the soil around the home lasts between five and eight years, depending on the product used, and how complete the application is. If your home had termite bait treatment, it will last for around one year.

Liquid Termite Treatments - How Long Do They Usually Last and How Efficient Are They? 

Liquid treatment usually can last up to a few years. 5 years is an average time period for many treatments. If you find termites in your house regardless of getting a treatment done recently, it is probably because they found a hole in the chemical barrier. This is usually why thorough annual inspections are encouraged. 

What Are Termite Baiting Stations and How High Is their Longevity? 

Bait stations will require maintenance all year round. This is another form of termite treatment. The stations are strategically placed around your property. Rather than the termite colonies infesting your property, they ‘take the bait’ and during foraging find these stations and bring them back to their colonies instead of damaging your home. This reduces any risk you may have of termite infestation.

 It may take months for termites to find the baits and return them to their colony. This can make the process take several months to complete. Termite baiting is a long-term commitment for you because you will have to have your home retreated and reevaluated over time. 

What Influences the Effectiveness of Termite Treatment? 

The type of termite you are dealing with will also affect how long treatments last. Two types of termites are typically seen, subterranean termites and drywood termites. Subterranean termites are termites that live in the soil around the home. They create a network of tunnels to access their food source (your house). Drywood termites burrow into the wood and live and eat off it. They create a series of tunnels within the wood of your home and eat their way through.  The termite treatment you receive and how long that treatment will last depends on your infestation. The team at Fenn Termite + Pest Control, Inc. can help you identify the type of termite correctly and the most effective treatment.

Termidor Suspended Concentrate Treatment 

Termidor SC (the SC stands for Suspended Concentrate) is an excellent professional termite control product for killing termites and protecting your home by controlling subterranean and drywood termites from future infestations. Termidor SC will only last for 10 years when applied in a trench for termites.

When you use Termidor SC as a spot treatment indoors on wood, it will only last for 6 weeks at the most, because it is not made to bond and last on wood, it is meant for soil treatments. Although you can use it indoors for spot treatments in wall voids for termites only, you cannot use Termidor SC as a pest control spray indoors.