Effective subterranean termite treatments require more than spraying chemicals. It is a multi-part process to ensure the termites present are eradicated and that they will not return.

Step 1 – The inspection

The first step is identifying subterranean termite “mud tubes”. As a homeowner, we advise you take regular walks around your house. Termites build these tubes out of dirt and fecal material in order to pass from the ground, where they live and nest, to the source of food (structural wood components of your home!!!)


Identifying Subterranean Termite “mud tubes”

Termites build these tubes out of dirt and fecal material in order to pass from the ground, where they live and nest, to the source of food

Step 2 – Scraping and removing the tubes

Thoroughness throughout the process is of the utmost importance! Making sure all of the tubes are removed helps to catch any possible re-infestation.

Scraping and removing the tubes in order to identify future re-infestation
Scraping to make certain all of the subterranean termite tubing is removed. (thoroughness throughout the process is of the utmost importance!

Step 3 – Digging a trench

Digging a trench along the foundation footing is necessary to treat the colony underground and set up a barrier to prevent future infiltration.


Digging a trench along the foundation footing to treat the colony underground and set up a barrier to prevent future termite infiltration.

Step 4 – 1st Treatment

The first treatment is applied in the trench using top quality EPA regulated termiticide materials.

Termite treatment into the trench, using top quality EPA regulated termiticide materials.
Termite treatment into the trench, using top quality EPA regulated termiticide materials.

Step 5 – Backfilling

Proper backfilling of the trench to ensure proper containment of the termiticide as well as protection from odors and exposure.

Proper backfilling, of the trench, to ensure proper containment of the termiticide as well as protection from odors and exposure.
Proper backfilling, of the trench, to ensure proper containment of the termiticide as well as protection from odors and exposure.

Step 6 – Treating the rim joist

The final step is treating the rim joist with a borate. Borate has a very low toxicity level and is highly effective in the preservation of your home’s important wooden substructure. This is an additional step to ensure the protection of your home.

Treating the rim joist with a borate
Treating the rim joist with a borate

Step 7 – Establish a preventive maintenance plan

This will ensure your home will remain pest free.