Termite Control: Nassau & Suffolk County

Emergency Environmental Control offers people across Suffolk and Nassau County with the best termite control team. Our expert staff has years of experience combating termites and preventing them from further infiltrating your home. The spring is the biggest time for termite activity and is when you will find them "swarming." If you are dealing with termites and would like to find a way to rid them from your home, please contact us today. We will answer any questions or concerns you may have about termites and the issues they cause.

Termite Control Baiting Systems

There are a couple different ways to prevent and control termites from spreading in the home. One of those ways is using termite baits. These baits use a small amount of edible materials and deploy them in a room to eliminate the termite population foraging in your home or building. These termites will them consume the bait and share it with their fellow termites, which then results in a decline of their numbers. Some baiting systems can be used to eradicate entire colonies. Our staff employs a comprehensive baiting system that aims to keep termites away from the premises throughout the season.

Termite Bait Components 

A bait consists of cardboard, paper, or other palatable food for termites and combines it with a lethal substance that kills the termites. This substance needs to be slow-acting, since it cannot take effect until the termite is able to reach others in its nest to spread the poison. This slow-action poison will increase the transmission of the poison and can even effect termites that did not even feed on the bait. This is an effective way to eliminate entire colonies and prevent further termite damage.

Another key component of the bait is how it tastes. The bait must have enough taste so that the termites who come near it are enticed enough to eat it over other food that is present, such as tree stumps, roots and structural wood. If this bait acts too quickly, then there will be an accumulation of dead and sick termites around the bait station. This will most likely cause other termites to avoid the area and thus decrease the chances of eliminating the nest. 

Termite Bait Station Installation

Termite bait stations are an integral part of any termite control operation. There are two installation methods when it comes to termite bait stations:

  • above ground
  • below ground

Where it is installed is dependent on the source of the termite issue. For the underground stations, most installations utilize untreated wood. Termites cannot see or smell the bait that is underground. Instead, they wander into them as they forage for food. It can be a challenge to have the termites find the stations, but some careful planning an placement can prove highly effective. Termites forage in multiple locations, so them finding some of the bait stations and feeding on them is likely. And the more bait stations installed, the better the chances of locating and controlling the termites.

Above ground baits can also be installed in known areas of termite activity. These stations are installed directly in the path of active termite tunnels. They can also be mounted directly over termite-infested drywall and wood. Compared to underground traps, the above ground stations typically yield more rapid results. This is due to not needing to wait for the termites to find the installation, since the path they are taking is visible and the stations can be placed right in their path. However, these stations are normally used along with below ground stations, to ensure the most complete control methods are employed.

Nassau & Suffolk Termite Control Services

Emergency Environmental Control services customers across Long Island. From Forest Hills and Roslyn to Huntington and Dix Hills, we are a trusted name in the termite control field and provide reliable and trustworthy results at an affordable price. We have years of experience in the field and provide services that are second to none. If you are having issues with termites and are in need of professional assistance, please call 631-862-2560 today. We will help you with any questions or concerns you may have about termites and how to control them.