Long Island Termite Control

Getting professional termite control on Long Island is as easy as getting in touch with Emergency Environmental Control! We have years of experience that will effectively rid you of any termites. Our services are available for both commercial and residential locations. So no matter where your termite problem is located, you can call our exterminators.

Termite Bait Components 

Another aspect of termite control is bait components. 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 affect 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

Be sure to properly identify termites before moving forward with any of these methods. This way you know you are combating termites and not just ants. 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.

You may also install above ground baits in known areas of termite activity. Install these stations directly in the path of active termite tunnels. You can also mount them 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. We will analyze your situation and come up with the most effective route for termite control.

Professional Long Island Termite Control

Get professional termite control on Long Island when you turn to Emergency Environmental Control. We offer affordable exterminating services for home and business owners on Long Island. So please, do not hesitate to reach out to us today for more information about our termite control and extermination. Feel free to fill out our contact form. When you do, someone will get back to you as soon as possible to answer your request. Or if you want to call, please dial 631-862-2560 to speak to someone in our office. As the best termite control team on Long Island, we look forward to helping you end your termite issue!