Liquid Barrier – Etown Exterminator

Liquid Barrier


LIQUID BARRIER

With a liquid barrier, termites unknowingly enter the treated area. Once applied to soil, a protective zone is created between termites in the soil and wood in your home.

Other repellent termite control products rely on a complete barrier to be effective – one small gap in the treatment and termites will find it. Our system works by killing termites, not repelling them. Its unique chemistry binds to soil and won't wash away.

This liquid barrier gets rid of termites in several ways. First, termites are eliminated as they ingest or contact the treated area. Second, termites transfer the poison through social interaction and cannibalism. Termites survive as a colony and are in constant contact with each other. E-town Exterminating uses this against them to protect your home!

Your family's well-being comes first when deciding what's best for your home, and you get that with E-town Exterminating. We have delivered responsible termite elimination for over 30 years.



TERMITE FAQ

GENERAL TERMITE INFO

Termites tunnel from their home in the soil in a constant search for wood to eat. But they can't tell the difference between a dead tree and your house. If they come across your home's foundation while foraging, they'll follow any cracks or crevices into your home. They may enter through wood in contact with the soil or by building pencil-sized mud tunnels from ground levels, to where the house's wood frame begins.

Termites can also enter your home through expansion joints or utility and plumbing openings in the foundation. And they are small – all they need is an opening 1/32-inch wide to squeeze into your home.

Chances are, you won't actually see termites or a termite swarm, which lasts less than an hour. More likely, you'll see evidence of swarming; sudden appearance of winged termites; piles of small, lacey wings; or mud tunnels termites build.

HOW MUCH DAMAGE CAN THEY DO?

Under ideal conditions, a typical termite colony (with 250,000 workers) can eat about 20 feet of a 2 x 4 board per year. If you find evidence of an infestation, there's no need to panic. It's unlikely the damage will get much worse from the time you first discover termites to the time your home is treated. Still, stopping the destruction sooner rather than later is important in avoiding costly damage and repairs.

ARE THESE TERMITES OR FLYING ANTS?
Termite swarmers look a lot like flying ants. In fact, homeowners often mistake flying ants for termite swarmers and become alarmed. But look closely and you'll see several differences. Termites - Straight antennae, Two pairs of wings of the same size and shape, Broad waist, Short legs. Flying Ants - Elbowed antennae, Two pairs of wings, with rear wings smaller than front wings, Narrow or pinched waist, Long legs.
DO ALL TERMITES LOOK THE SAME?

There are a variety of termites in the United States but they all have one thing in common; when left alone, they'll eat you out of house and home. The most common variety, subterranean termites, consist of a queen, king, reproductives, workers and soldiers.