How to Effectively Tackle Your Termite Infestation


Discovering a termite infestation in your home can be a daunting experience, leaving you feeling overwhelmed about the potential damage to your most significant investment. Treating these silent destroyers requires a strategic and informed approach to not only eliminate the current threat but also prevent future invasions.

Top Notch Pest Control Corp is here to walk you through the most effective steps to identify, combat, and protect your home from the devastating effects of termites. From understanding their behavior to choosing the right professional help, get ready to empower yourself with the knowledge and tools necessary to reclaim your peace of mind and safeguard your home.

Warning Signs of Termites

Termites are masters of concealment, often causing significant damage before they are visibly detected, making it crucial to recognize other warning signs of an infestation.

Here are some of the most common warning signs of a termite infestation:

  • Pencil-sized mud tunnels near the home’s foundation
  • Hollow-sounding wood
  • Frass (small, wood-colored termite droppings)
  • Discarded wings near windowsills and doors
  • Sagging floors and ceilings
  • Cracks on interior walls
  • Doors and windows sticking

Are Termites Hard to Get Rid of?

Termites are notoriously difficult to treat due to their hidden nature and the complex colony structures they create within the wood and foundation of buildings. This makes it challenging to reach and eradicate the entire colony with DIY methods, often requiring specialized equipment and knowledge that only professional pest control services possess.

Which Termite Treatments Are the Best?

When it comes to combating termite infestations, there are a variety of treatment options designed to effectively target and eliminate these destructive pests. From traditional barrier treatments to more advanced bait systems, choosing the right method depends on the severity of the infestation, the type of termites present, and the specific needs of your property.

Below, we explore some of the best termite treatments available, each with its unique approach to ensuring your home remains safe and termite-free.

Liquid Soil-Applied Termiticides

This method involves applying a liquid chemical barrier around and beneath the structure of your home to kill and repel termites. It's effective for both preventing termite entry and treating current infestations.

Termite Bait Systems

Bait stations are installed around the perimeter of your home to attract foraging termites. The termites consume the bait and share it with their colony, leading to a gradual but effective colony elimination. This method is less invasive and can be used as both a preventive measure and an active treatment option.

Wood Treatments

These include surface sprays, injected sprays, and foams that are applied directly to the wood to kill termites on contact or when they attempt to eat the treated wood. It's particularly useful for treating visible infestations in accessible wood structures.

Borate Wood Treatments

Borate treatments are applied to wood during the construction phase as a preventive measure. It soaks into the wood, providing long-lasting protection against termites and other wood-destroying insects.


For severe or widespread drywood termite infestations, whole-structure fumigation may be necessary. This involves enveloping the home in a tent and introducing a gas that penetrates all wood surfaces, effectively killing all termites within the structure.

Heat Treatment

This eco-friendly option involves heating the infested area to temperatures between 120°F and 140°F for a few hours, which is lethal to termites. It's particularly effective for localized drywood termite infestations.

Choosing the right termite treatment requires careful consideration of the specific circumstances surrounding your infestation. Consulting with a professional pest control service can provide you with the guidance needed to select the most effective treatment for your home.

Can I Treat Termites at Home by Myself?

While it might be tempting to tackle a termite infestation on your own, the complexity and potential damage these pests can cause often require professional intervention. Pest control specialists have the training, experience, and tools needed to effectively identify the type of termite, locate all areas of infestation, and apply treatments that are both safe and effective. DIY methods may offer temporary relief but are unlikely to address the root of the problem, potentially leading to more significant damage over time. Relying on experts ensures that the infestation is thoroughly eradicated, protecting your home from further damage and helping to prevent future infestations.

Call Top Notch Pest Control Corp Today!

As your friendly neighborhood pest control company with more than 35 years of experience, Top Notch Pest Control Corp is here to tackle your termite infestation. We use state-of-the-art equipment and professional-grade products to rid your home of these damaging pests and prevent them from returning in the future. Our goal is to stop the damage in its tracks and restore safety and comfort to your home as quickly as possible. We offer eco-friendly solutions for your peace of mind.

Call (917) 540-9907 to learn more about how we can protect your property against termites. We can also be reached through our online contact form.