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Written by Fernando Munoz
on September 24, 2020

Are you concerned that you have a termite infestation at your place of business? If so, you likely have questions about the termite treatment process. Understanding the process for choosing a treatment – and what that treatment entails – will help you make the necessary preparations for the process of eradicating the termites.

Get a professional termite inspection

The first step in getting termite treatment for your business is to find out where you are in terms of an infestation. A professional termite inspection will provide you with a thorough description of the current condition of your business. If you have an infestation, the inspection will reveal that fact. The inspection will also reveal the seriousness of the infestation. Once you have a clear understanding of the current condition of your building then you can start considering treatment options.

Decide on a treatment option for eradication

The termite treatment process for your business will depend on which type of treatment it needs. For some types of termite infestations, treatment options such as baiting or topical application are effective. These options do not require any special type of preparation on your part. The termite pro can complete these treatment options without causing a disturbance at your business.

In more serious infestations the best treatment option may be structural fumigation. Structural fumigation is a process that can permeate every nook and cranny of your building – it can even get the treatment through the walls. It is an involved process that will require preparation on your part. There is a list of items, including food and medicine, that you will have to remove or store in special containers in order to protect it from the treatment. Structural fumigation will also require you to be out of your building for several days for the treatment.

Take steps to prevent future infestations

There are several treatment options to choose from if you have termites at your business. No matter what treatment option you choose, none of them are permanent. You are still at risk for developing a termite infestation in the future even if you get treatment now. Termite swarmers emerge each year to search for new places to infest. Every time that swarmers emerge it puts your business at risk for a termite infestation. In order to prevent a re-infestation, you need to get preventative treatment. The process of preventative termite treatment includes getting regular inspections and setting up a baiting system.

The termite treatment process for your business will involve getting a professional inspection, having your building treated, and then getting set up for preventative treatment. If your business needs structural fumigation it will be a disruptive process. However, allowing the termite infestation to continue will lead to serious damage and much more disruption in the future. You can get help with every step of the termite treatment process from the pros at TAPS Termite.

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