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How long does it take for termite poison to kill termites?

The amount of time that it takes for a termite product to kill a colony of termites can vary depending on which type of product was used, as well as how large the colony is.

Most of the products that I have used claim to have a 90 day colony elimination. Some of the termites will die almost right away, and the others will die over a period of time. As strange as it may sound, termite poisons are actually designed to be slow acting products, giving the foraging termites plenty of time to make it back to the colony to spread the poison around. If the products work too quick, the foraging termites will die before they every make it back, and won’t have much effect, if any, on the remainder of the colony.

Why is it important to know how long it takes for the colony to be wiped out? Imagine that you have heavy termite activity and damage in your home. You have just had a termite treatment done, and you are starting to make repairs. Is it a good idea to start repairs right away? Probably not. You don’t want to make the needed repairs, only to have more foraging termites come up and cause further damage. Give it a few months before you start spending your time and hard earned money. The only thing worse than having termite damage is having to deal with it twice. Make sure you call Proactive Pest Control for all your termite control needs.