Termites are among the most destructive pests that homeowners will come across, destroying entire homes and creating safety hazards. There are many chemicals designed to wipe out the entire nest and discourage termites from entering the home in the first place.
One way to kill termites with a termite control chemical is to apply a liquid pesticide to the soil. As the termites tunnel through the ground, they come into contact with the pesticide.
Another way to kill pests is to use a bait. Since termites are drawn to wood, wooden stakes containing lethal pesticides can wipe out many of the insects. The termites then share the wood with the other termites, wiping out much of the nest.
The benefit of a termite control chemical administered through a bait is that the bait can be much more stable than soil. Soil contains numerous factors, such as pH, that can cause termite chemicals to degrade over time.