Drywood termites are dealt with by locating the kickout holes. From there one punctures the kickout-hole and injects the appropriate insecticide. After that the hole is resealed with caulk to ensure no escape for the termites.
Subterranean termites are largely avoided via education, detection and eliminating conditions conductive to termites, sometimes an infestation has already occurred. In this case there are available liquid termiticides which must be administered at the foundation of the structure of the building or home.
Before you decide on a treatment plan for termites, it is very important to determine the species you are dealing with. In the southern part of the United States, subterranean termites are the most common. Subterranean termites are the underground termite and travel in mud shelter tubes. They make up about 90% of the termite infestations in the United States. Subterranean termite species that are the most common are the Eastern subterranean termite, Arid Land subterranean termite and the western subterranean termite. Formosan termites are also a species of subterranean termite that are common in areas of Louisiana, Texas and you guessed it - Florida. Since you live more than 500 miles from the gulf coast, it is likely that your termites are subterranean.
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