Drywood Termite Treatment

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Treating Drywood Termites
Drywood Termite Damage

If you have Drywood termites infesting your home, there are a few methods of treatment available. Any method that you choose will depend on if the infested wood is visible and if the wood is raw, or it has not yet been stained, sealed, or painted.

It is recommended that you contact and use a pest control company if you happen to have a serious widespread infestation. Widespread Drywood termite infestations will be very difficult to treat yourself. You might need to have your house tented and fumigated. Pest control companies will sometimes give you a free or low-cost inspection to determine your level of infestation.

Removing or Replacing Wood

Wood Replacement

The easiest method to to get rid of your Drywood termite problem is to remove and replace any wood that is infested. If the infestation is located to a few pieces of wood that is easy to get to, you can just remove and replace the infested wood to get rid of drywood termites. If it cannot be removed or replaced, see the few recommended methods below for treatment.

Treatment with Bora-Care

Bora-Care is a concentrated product with an alcohol base. When Bora-Care is applied to raw or unpainted or unstained wood, it penetrates up to 4 inches into the wood. Drywood termites that eat the wood that has been treated with Bora-Care will stop eating it and die. Bora-Care will also prevent new termites from tubing into the treated wood. If Bora-Care is applied correctly, it will offer protection for the lifetime of the wood.

Bora-Care can only be used on wood that has not yet been painted, stained, or sealed.

The Drill & Fill Method

Drill Method Termite

If the wood that is infested is painted or finished and you are unable to remove the finish, you can use the drill method to treat for Drywood termites. To use this method, begin with the following tools and products: A foam or gel drywood termite insecticide such as Premise Foam or Termidor Foam, then drill a hole using a 1/8" or 1/4" drill bit.

Drill holes every 8 to 10 inches along and into the infested wood. Once you have hit the nesting area of the termites. you will know because you will feel less resistance when drilling.

Fill the holes with the Drywood termite insecticide product of your choice as mentioned above. Check the product label to see how much product should be used per drilled hole.

Fill Drill Holes

When complete, close up the holes using wood patch, putty, or other wood sealant to close the holes made in the wood.

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