All methods of combating dry wood termites can be classified as complete or localized. Treatment of the whole structure is defined as the simultaneous treatment of all accessible and inaccessible infections within a particular structure. Local or timely treatment is more stringent and is often applied to a single plate or a small group of plates.
The complete structured wood-boring termites treatment has the advantage over point treatment in that it eliminates all infections, including hidden ones.
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Due to the uncertainty of current detection methods, especially when drywall or other wall coverings cover infestations, there is always some doubt about the extent of the dry colony boundaries of trees in residential buildings. Therefore, when on-site care is applied, one can never be sure that all invasions have been treated.
Full structure maintenance
The fumigant treats all invasions simultaneously and is very effective when used properly. The observed cigarette smoke, in which a monitoring pipe is installed in the structure to be treated, has the highest success rate in treatment.
Local or timely care
There are many topical / spot treatment methods available, including chemical and non-chemical options. Chemicals withdrawn from commercial use include organophosphates, carbamates, silica gels, and matrices. Point treatments should only be used by licensed applicators. Household products are not effective.
High voltage or electricity is another non-chemical option for fighting dry wood termites. Devices currently sold use high voltage but low current. The death of termites from dry wood was electrocuted, although slowing down death can also be caused by damage to the intestinal protozoa.