Spot treatments using pesticides on specific areas are a corrective method of termite control. In comparison to fumigation spot treatments are no guarantee of total eradication of drywood termites. This method is less reliable due to the fact that treatment occurs only to areas that have been identified as having drywood termites, but very likely may miss other areas that have gone undetected. Spot treatments are only good at treating known areas of drywood termite activity.
Spot treatments are less expensive and more convenient than tent fumigation, but the trade off is that they are also less reliable. A successful spot treatment comes down to the ability of a qualified technician to identify and find all of the drywood termite activity in your home. There are several different methods that can be used to perform spot treatments of your house