Termite Treatment Options

With over 35 years of experience, we will select the best type of termite treatment for your home, business, or pre-construction project.

Termites cause over 5 billion dollars of damage annually in the United States. Your home could be at risk for a termite infestation without your knowledge. The termites may be preparing for an invasion even if your home has always been spared by the termites in the past. You have several treatment options for dealing with termites. We can help you figure out which termite treatment is best for you and your Austin area property.  The Bug Master has found the right home, business, or pre-construction termite treatment for many customers over the years. Let us help you today.

A liquid termite treatment is probably the most common termite control method. Liquid termite treatments are the traditional treatment for subterranean termites. What is Liquid Termite Treatment?

A Traditional Termite Treatment is done to an existing structure to prevent or address current termite activity. This is a fairly invasive treatment that consists of treating all plumbing penetrations throughout the structure. We will also treat any cold joints of the slab and a perimeter around the slab. If the structure is pier and beam, every pier will need to be treated. For this type of termite treatment, we will apply a liquid chemical barrier. We have different products available to us, so ask about our green options. Termidor and Altriset are industry standards.

Termite Bait Systems

Installing a termite bait system to protect your home from unwanted termite damage is another option for termite control. The Bug Master proudly provides termite control options for Austin, Waco, Belton and more.

Termite Pest Control Alternative for Home & Business Owners

A better solution is fast becoming popular. Termite bait systems function by making food available to the termites which contain a slow-acting poison. The localized poison stations are safer and act directly on the termites, negating the need for widely spread pesticides. Termite baiting systems are capable of completely eradicating nests since the termite workers are baited and poisoned over time.

There are other advantages to bait systems, as well. Bait systems can be used to locate the origin nest. This is done by using non-lethal bait in multiple bait stations. By observing which bait stations have termite activity, our professional termite exterminators can often approximate the location of the nest. This allows us to take more active and direct measures, such as applying pesticides to the nest itself.

Even if your home or building has no termites, installation of bait systems can be a good preventative measure. Regular checks of a termite bait system can achieve early warning of a termite infestation. If termite activity is found in previously untouched bait stations, we have the opportunity to take immediate steps to prevent further spread of the colony. If termites are already a problem in your home or business, properly placed bait stations can prevent them from spreading to other parts of the structure and allow you to track any spread that does take place.

Termite baiting systems are simply a more logical means of pest control than traditional pesticide barriers. While they do require greater periods to function properly, they're safer, more flexible, and provide much longer lasting anti-termite protection. Termite pest control services in Austin, Belton, and Waco by The Bug Master. Contact us today for more information.

It's a good option if:

  • You have limited access to the areas that need treatment.
  • A termite bait system is also considered a green solution.

Keep in mind:

    • The baiting process requires maintenance from the pest control provider that installed the system.
    • It will also achieve termite control more slowly than traditional termite treatments.

Request a call today for a free termite inspection.

Pre-Construction Termite Treatments

Termite Damage Reality

The best time to prevent termite infestation is during pre-construction. For years, liquid termiticides were used. New treatments, however, have been developed. The first is to place a physical barrier between the ground and the structure. This could be gravel, sand, wire mesh or plastic. This keeps the termites from accessing your home. A second preventative measure is to treat the framing lumber with a borate solution. This solution does not affect the lumber, but it makes the wood toxic to termites if they ever attack. A third method is to place termite baits into the ground, away from the structure. Ideally, a combination of some or all of these methods more appropriate for your home will be used and thoroughly protect the structure from termite infestation.

Pre-Construction termite treatments are a great preventative termite control method:

      • A needed barrier for your new building project
      • A useful tool to prevent termite damage

The obvious advantage to pre-construction treatment is the money saved over time by not needing to pay for termite treatment or repairs. Termite treatments cost about $1,200 per year. The average termite repair bill is $3,000. A pre-construction chemical treatment costs under $1,000. Using treated lumber on typical 2,000 square foot home costs only about $3,000 more than using untreated wood. The physical barrier could be obtained by pouring a slab foundation as opposed to footers at no additional cost. The greatest advantage to pre-construction termite treatment, though, is peace of mind for the homeowner. There will always be a leaky faucet or squeaky door to fix, so knowing that your home is safe from termites keeps at least one item off your to-do list.

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What Clients Are Saying

Edgar handled all of our services promptly and professionally. He went above and beyond what I expected, by helping and educating our residents. The residents were appreciative to finally have someone who cared about their problem.

-Lisa, Mission James Place Apartments

Our tech Kyle is very nice and helpful. He is always very detailed on letting us know what is going on in each apartment. Great customer service.

-Parkside Crossing Apartments

With All This Experience, We've Got You Covered

Because we've been in business for over 35 years, you can bet that we've seen a lot. Every home and business is unique, and we've got the right group of problem-solving professionals to make sure what bothers you today never bothers you again.

Rest assured that all our service professionals are licensed and bonded. Our team is current to the latest technologies and pest control methods.

Termite Exterminations
and counting...
Bedbug Jobs
and counting...
Rodent Removals
and counting...

Frequently Asked Termite Questions

What Clients Are Saying

Edgar handled all of our services promptly and professionally. He went above and beyond what I expected, by helping and educating our residents. The residents were appreciative to finally have someone who cared about their problem.

-Lisa, Mission James Place Apartments

Our tech Kyle is very nice and helpful. He is always very detailed on letting us know what is going on in each apartment. Great customer service.

-Parkside Crossing Apartments

With All This Experience, We've Got You Covered

Because we've been in business for over 35 years, you can bet that we've seen a lot. Every home and business is unique, and we've got the right group of problem-solving professionals to make sure what bothers you today never bothers you again.

Rest assured that all our service professionals are licensed and bonded. Our team is current to the latest technologies and pest control methods.

Termite Exterminations
and counting...
Bedbug Jobs
and counting...
Rodent Removals
and counting...