Nov 10, 2016 - 02:30 PM
A soil treatment can also be effective, but the labor that is required is much more than that of a Termite Bait System.
With a Termite Bait system, you only have to dig a small hole insert the station, then fill in the dirt around it.
A soil treatment requires digging a trench completely around the house, pouring almost a hundred gallons or more of termiticide into it, covering it up, then treating the plumbing and walls inside. A termite bait system has to be inspected every 3 months or so, but it only takes a few minutes.
So the question is which is cheaper, better, less expensive, less labor intensive, eliminates the termite colony, keeps future colonies from forming, is environmentally friendly, is removable - the list goes on.
Termite bait is the answer.