Termites and Other Insects that Eat Wood

There is a wide variety of insects that eat wood (xylophages), among which are termites. There are two major types of termites and insects that eat wood:

  • Those that cause damage, those that are visualized as small holes in tables, baseboards, furniture, window frames and other. These damages are the most common and, in general, do not have major structural implications.
  • Those termites that cause severe structural damage. These correspond to subterranean termites, which locate their termite mounds under the ground, explore and consume wood on the surface. The termites circulate through galleries dug in walls and floors, being very difficult their effective control. For these cases it is recommended to hire a specialist company.

CONTROL

Its control is done using the Termites Aerosol, placing the cannula in each hole and making the application. As this is a specific insecticide for termites and insects that consume wood, it has special components that improve its effectiveness, its penetration capacity and its permanence in the treated wood. Therefore, usually only one application is enough. For a preventive control the use of some Anti-termite varnish is recommended.

Termites that cause severe structural damage correspond to subterranean termites, which locate their termite mounds under the ground, explore and consume wood on the surface. The termites circulate through galleries dug in walls and floors, being very difficult their effective control. For these cases it is recommended to hire a specialist company.

In initial infestations with loads of important adults it is recommended to use Atonit 2.5 EC if possible leaving the affected element hermetic to achieve a better action of the product.

To make subsequent maintenance treatments, Cyperkill 25 EC is recommended, a product based on Cypermethrin that will deliver prolonged residuals to avoid an activation of the controlled pest.

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