What is the Most Effective Subterranean Termite Treatment?

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Subterranean termites are one of the most common termite species in Florida. These pests destroy thousands of Florida homes annually. Subterranean termites nest outside your home under the soil. The species you are dealing with determines the best type of termite treatment. Here are two of the most effective types of termite treatment for subterranean termites:

Liquid Soil Treatment

A type of chemical treatment, liquid soil treatment is one of the most popular methods for subterranean termites. In this type, a long trench is dug around the perimeter of your home. Liquid termiticide is placed in the trench and the trench is filled back in. Termites then cross the soil, make contact with the chemical, and slowly die.

Bait Stations

Another popular treatment is bait stations. Termiticide filled stations are placed in the ground around the perimeter of your home. The bait attracts termites to the station who then take it back to the colony, contaminating the other termites. The bait stations are monitored for signs of termite feeding and activity.


One of the most important things you can do to protect your home from termite damage is prevention. By preventing termites from infesting in the first place, you can avoid costly repairs in the long run. Prevent termites by:

  • Keeping foundations and the areas around it dry.
  • Repairing leaky pipes.
  • Ensuring proper drainage.
  • Don’t store firewood in contact with the soil.
  • Don’t plant flowers or trees near exterior walls.
  • Replace water damaged wood immediately.

If you have a problem with termites of any species, contact your local pest control company for an evaluation and termite control plan.

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