How do you treat termites?
There are all sorts of chemicals available to do this. However if possible you can get around having to use any chemicals at all by making sure that all contact between the ground and or any other water supply this includes leaky pipes or other reliable sources of water within the frame of the house.
However, it is usually recommended to have a professional check things out just to make sure. Terminix offers a free initial home inspection & evaluation (877) 397-5201.
In California for subterranean termites, $7.00 per lineal foot of exterior foundation wall. Measure your exterior foundation walls excluding garage and entry doors. If you have 200 feet, treatment will be approximately $1400. The inspector has latitude to discount up to 15%, more with authorization. Pricing is more complicated for drywood termites.
Cypermethrin is in a class of termiticides known to be repellent. It can be effective where it is put out. Cypermethrin creates a chemical shield where ever it is put out. If you knew where the termites and other wood borers were coming out of the ground at the bottom of a window and you used this product, it would stop them from attacking that area but they could just move a few inches over…
Termites primarily feed on wooden substances. As the wood contains cellulose and the termites cannot digest them, they take the help of bacteria called "Trichonympha". This bacterium assists in digestion of cellulose in termites. This type of relation between the bacterum and the termites is called as Symbiosis. This is a type of relation in which both of the participating organisms get mutually benefited. In this context termites get their food digested and the bacteria…
Termites are social insects because they only function as colonies; individual termites do not function on their own. The queen termite lays all the eggs but does not gather her own food; worker termites feed her. Without this cooperation between the queen and the workers, there will be no colony and no termites.