There are generally two treatment options for homes infested with drywood termites: a local treatment (also called a spot treatment, which involves treating only the accessible wood) or a whole-structure treatment (treating the entire building or edifice). Whole-structure fumigation with Vikane gas fumigant is the only proven solution for 100-percent control of drywood termite infestations throughout an entire structure, including infestations hidden in inaccessible areas.
Methods that treat only the accessible wood, otherwise known as spot or local treatments, are limited to treating known termite infestations and, by doing so, hidden termite infestations in other areas of a home may be overlooked and continue to damage the structure. Local termite treatments often involve drilling into walls and wood in attempt to reach a drywood termite infestation with chemicals.
Whole-structure fumigation with Vikane gas fumigant is a popular treatment choice in Southern California. There’s a certain piece of mind that homeowners only get from a whole-structure treatment. It eliminates all infestations at once, including the undetectable termite infestations, which results in complete home protection from drywood termites.