Randy from Franklinton, Louisiana writes,
Home was professionally treated several years ago. The company is no longer in business-suggestions?
I have a concrete slab home that had multiple additions, i.e. multiple pours over a long period of time. Had an infestation before and hired out the treatment, and they guaranteed against loss as long as i paid my yearly contract. They have left the country, not to be found. I have been recently advised to treat using bait stations for a cost of $900.00 with a $200 yearly renewal. I have handled and applied all kinds of chemicals including pesticides and think i could do this myself relatively easily. What do you suggest? BTW, subterreanean termites, NOT formosan.
It is ultimately your decision as to whether you decide to use bait stations or do a liquid barrier treatment. Although a liquid treatment is generally much more complete and effective long-term, it can be quite labor-intensive and time-consuming to drill all around a slab to do this treatment. You can review what is involved in a liquid treatment on our page How to Do a Termite Treatment, and you can review the differences in this treatment versus bait systems here. We can also discuss your situation further over the phone at 866-581-7378 M-F 9a-5p EST.
Regarding the company on the run, we are sorry that you were abandoned! You could do some investigating through your state regulatory agency, usually the Cooperative Extension.
Answer last updated on: 08/14/2014