Drywood Termite Treatment Options

Available Treatment Solutions for Drywood Termites

What are your options?

There are two approaches for treating drywood termite infestations: local treatment (sometimes called “spot treatment”) and whole-structure treatment / fumigation (often called “tenting”).

Not all local treatments are created equal!

Some spot treatments, such as “orange oil”, must come into direct contact with the termites they are attempting to kill. This means that the technician would literally have to find every hidden termite colony in a home and completely cover it with the product for the spot treatment method to be effective. Because drywood termites hide inside wood, often in inaccessible areas of the home, this task is nearly impossible. So, spot treatments with products such as “Orange Oil” offer only temporary or partial results by their very nature.

Local Treatment with Termidor is DIFFERENT!

Termidor is a different kind of local treatment because unlike “Orange Oil” the product Termitdor DOES NOT have to come into direct contact with every termite to be effective. Termidor has a property known as the Transfer Effect which enables a single termite that comes innto contact with a Termidor treated area to “transfer” that treatment to many other termites in the colony of termites. For this reason, the professionals at Quantum Termite use Termidor above all other products for local treatment with amazing success.

How is whole-structure treatment different?

Of the two types of treatment – local treatment and whole-structure – only whole-structure fumigation is guaranteed to eliminate all drywood termite infestations. Among whole-structure treatments, only Vikane gas fumigant has been trusted for over half a century of practical use in more than 2 million structures. Vikane is the only brand of whole-structure fumigant developed, tested, and made in the U.S.A.

Moreover, Vikane can only be used by highly trained, licensed fumigators who practice the highest standards demanded by Dow AgroSciences (the manufacturer of Vikane gas fumigant) as well as state regulatory agencies. Quantum Termites fumigation specialists are backed by the support of Dow AgroSciences and meet all California regulatory requirements for safely performing whole structure fumigation with Vikane.

Dow AgroSciences and environmental stewardship

Dow AgroSciences is committed to developing environmentally responsible products. Vikane gas fumigant causes no ozone depletion. That’s why the United States Environmental Protection Agency awarded Dow AgroSciences the Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award in 2002 for the active ingredient in Vikane.