Most people have no idea if their home has termites until evidence of damage is encountered. Often live flying termites suddenly begin flying indoors and landing in large numbers at window sills while attempting to escape to the outdoors. The first reaction to discovery of these indoor pests is usually a phone call to a pest firm to find out what these pests are.
When a pest control company is called in to identify termites, they advise what type of termites are present, where they are located and what recommended treatment options they offer along with a cost estimate quote for each option. The problem is your treatment choices are limited to those offered by the pest company contacted. Never be afraid to ask about the microwave treatment process if it is not a treatment performed or offered by a pest control company.
The main question at hand is; how does one know if their termites qualify to be treated with a non chemical microwave treatment process instead of the commonly oversold poison treatment?
1. If your termites are identified as dry wood termites or Formosan termites, then they fully qualify for microwave treatment.
2. In most cases; when a termite control treatment recommendation is made for whole structure tent fumigation, then it also qualifies for microwave treatment.
3. If your termites are identified as subterranean ground termites, then they qualify for limited above ground microwave termite treatment. It will also be necessary to additionally treat the remaining below ground portion of the colony with a chemical or a non chemical termite baiting process to eliminate an above ground re-infestation. The non chemical microwave treatment of subterranean termites feeding above ground within a home, is a safe no poison alternative indoor treatment process.
Do not expect mega pest control corporations to offer the microwave treatment option. These multi branch companies recognize the microwave treatment process as an effective non chemical treatment alternative. However, the uniform implementation of adding the process along with protocol to all their business locations is not yet cost-effective to justify adding the treatment process. As so long as the public continues to accept the old school extremely hazardous but still highly profitable toxic chemical treatment methods in use today and as applied for the past 75 years.
If your home qualifies according to the above guidelines and you wish to obtain an estimate for a microwave termite treatment, ask the company who identified the pests if they offer the service. If they do not offer the treatment, ask them for a referral to a firm that does perform the procedure. If noticeable sales are lost by those not yet offering the service, maybe they will reconsider adding the treatment to their arsenal. A reputable honest company will acquire the microwave treatment referral information you request. Stay clear of those who discredit or deny the microwave process effectiveness. They simply claim an unprofessional excuse for not offering the service themselves.