Drywood Termite Pre-Treatment
Raw and untreated wood is excellent food for drywood termites. Our structures are constructed with lots of termite food and they will eventually find it. One way to improve drywood termite resistance in new construction is to pre-treat the wood framing with our sodium borate protective treatment. The sodium borate is applied to the structure once all the framing is complete and before any interior/exterior surfaces are covered or mechanical/electrical systems are installed. The sodium borate treated wood, will cause the drywood termites to die before they have a chance to dig into the wood and create a nest. Hume & Company offers a 10 year warranty on a pre-treated structure which includes local treatments as drywood termite infestations appear.
Subterranean Termite Pre-Treatment
Subterranean termites also find our wood constructed structures an excellent food source. One way to improve subterranean termite resistance in new construction is to pre-treat the soil with our Termidor protective soil treatment. The Termidor is applied to the soil around the foundation trenches prior to pouring the concrete. This treatment creates a chemical barrier to protect the structure from subterranean termites entering from the ground. When subterranean termites enter the treated area, they will eventually carry the treatment back to the colony for complete nest elimination. Hume & Company offers a 10 year warranty on a pre-treated structure which includes local treatments as subterranean termite infestations appear.