It can be scary to learn that you have termites in your home. These pests can eat away at the wood in your home around the clock. The damage that termites cause can lead to thousands of dollars in repairs in the future. Thankfully, there are effective treatment options for termites. The first type of termite treatment that many homeowners think of is structural fumigation. This process includes encapsulating your entire house in a specially designed tent. Fumigation is an effective option for killing termites but it is also time and labor-intensive for the homeowner. It is good to have fumigation as an option but there are alternatives to fumigation that you should consider before you decide on a treatment option. Keep reading to learn about some of the best ways to kill termites.

Structural fumigation

As mentioned above, structural fumigation involves having your home encapsulated in a tent. This tent is designed to keep gas termiticide in so that it has time to permeate every nook and cranny of your home. It also protects surrounding areas – like your neighbor’s home – from being exposed to the termiticide. Fumigation is an effective way to kill termites. For the most severe infestation, fumigation can be the best choice. This process requires some preparation from the homeowner. If your home needs fumigation you will need to remove or protect your food and keep all living things (people, pets, and plants) away for several days. It can be stressful to go through the fumigation process so it should only be considered in severe cases.

Liquid termiticide

You can have your home treated with liquid termiticide to kill off termites. This process is similar to the process used for eliminating many other types of pests. Often, liquid termiticide requires contact in order to kill off termites. This means that it must be applied in areas where termites will encounter it. Whoever applies the treatment will need to locate areas in the house where termites are active an apply the termiticide directly.


Electro-Gun is a non-chemical treatment option for termites. Drywood termites are the most common type of termite killed off with this treatment option. Electro-Gun uses a combination of high-frequency and high-voltage to kill termites that are in floors, walls, and furniture. The best termite treatment option depends on the type of termites you have and the scope of the infestation. Start by considering the quickest and easiest solution before deciding on something more time and labor intensive. Electro-Gun is the quickest and easiest treatment option outlined above. Liquid termiticide can still be quick and effective if applied by a pro. Structural fumigation is the most involved treatment option by far but there are situations where it is necessary to effectively kill off a termite infestation. Getting a professional termite inspection is the best way to determine what type of treatment is right for your home. Once the inspection is complete, you can talk with the termite pro about options and schedule your treatment.