4 Less Termite

Spot Treatments

Regardless of the recommended method of treatment, all wood destroying organisms compromise the integrity of a structure and won’t go away without treatment of the active infestation and the environment in which it is growing and complete removal of infested wood. Once an active infestation of wood destroying organisms has been identified through an inspection, the inspector will determine whether a spot treatment* can be an effective treatment for control of the infestation or whether the structure should be fumigated. Spot treatments and other liquid treatments are available for the following minor or localized infestations of the following wood destroying organisms:

  • Drywood Termites
  • Dampwood Termites
  • Subterranean Termites
  • Powderpost Beetles
  • Carpenter Ants
  • Carpenter Beetles
  • Fungus
  • Dryrot

Spot treatments and other liquid treatments for Drywood Termites, Subterranean Termites and Powderpost Beetles are effective when the infestation is minor, the location and extent of the infestation has been determined and the area is easily accessible. If the infestation is severe, the extent unknown or the location inaccessible, the inspector may recommend fumigation and/or the complete removal and repair of the portion of the structure that has been compromised. Fumigation is the only treatment that is more than 99% effective for eradicating drywood termites and powderpost beetles.

Treatments for Fungus and Dryrot are applied in a different manner and always include the elimination of the moisture source that caused the conditions. For fungus infestations, a “scrape and treat” method is often recommended where the surface fungus is scraped away to remove the majority of spores then the remaining surface is treated with a fungicide to eradicate remaining spores. In the case of dryrot, if the severity of the infestation is significant, then complete removal and repair of the infested area is recommended; however, if the infestation is minor or the source of the moisture clear, then alleviation of the moisture source may be sufficient.

Want to make sure you are getting the best deal on your spot treatment? We happily offer competitive bids on spot treatment services. For more information, please contact Customer Service at 831-465-1699

*The liquid used for spot treatments by 4 Less Termite, Inc. are standard in the industry and are specifically designed for the wood destroying organism(s) being treated.

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