Sometimes a thorough inspection indicates only a small number of termite infested areas, such as a door casing, windowsill, or piece of furniture. If the infestation appears to be limited and accessible, a localized (spot) treatment may provide satisfactory results. Such treatments are less costly and more convenient than whole-structure treatments (tenting).

Wood injection or drill and treat applications have been used since the 1920’s to treat Drywood, and other types of termite infestations which are accessible and detectable. This is the simplest and most direct method of treatment.

Once an area is determined, the infested wood is drilled with small holes directly into the galleries of the termite colonies. The number of holes drilled depends on the extent of the infestation. Controlling materials are then injected into the holes so as to kill the termite galleries. Dusts, liquids, foams, and baits are now available for this purpose to be injected into the drilled holes to come in contact with the termites in the galleries.

Collier Pest Control offers free termite inspects to determine if you have a termite infestation in your home or building. Call, 239-455-4300, for more information on termites and how to protect your home against them, or you can look us up on our web site at collierpestcontrol.com, filled with information about all of Florida’s problem pests. Remember Florida does not have to be shared with insects.