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Will Termite Treatment Kill Other Bugs?

Professional termite treatments are some of the pest control industry’s most advanced, effective treatments. In addition to killing off termite problems, some termite treatments may also be effective in controlling other insects. 

Both liquid termiticides and bait stations contain a strong formula that effectively kills termites. In some instances, they can also kill off other pests (such as ants, beetles, and more). Some termite treatments, however, are formulated to work against termites and should only be relied upon for such.

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Do Termiticides Kill Other Pests?

Most termite treatments offered by professional pest control companies are formulated specifically for wood-destroying pests. Due to their strength, they can possibly affect other pests or bugs present in the home or around the yard. Some of the pests known to be affected by liquid termiticides and bait stations include:

  • Bed bugs
  • Cockroaches
  • Wood-boring beetles
  • Pantry pests
  • Rodents
  • Spiders

Does Liquid Termiticides Kill Other Pests?

Liquid termite treatments are known for being highly effective in killing other pests: beetles, boxelder bugs, centipedes, cockroaches, crickets, earwigs, flies, silverfish, spiders, and many types of ants. This is mainly due to the strength of the formula. You should not attempt to treat pests in your home with termiticide, but if you do treat your termites with termiticide, you may also find your other pest problems diminish.

Do Baiting Systems Kill Other Insects?

But what about baiting systems? Bait stations work to kill carpenter ants, but not much else. This is because bait stations are specifically formulated to work against termites.

Can You Kill Termites with Bug Spray?

What about the opposite — does regular bug spray kill termites? First, check your bottle of spray – it will usually tell you somewhere on the label which pests it’s recommended for. If termites are not one of them, we recommend not using it. While the spray may kill termites if you hit them directly with it, it won’t be effective at eliminating the colony that’s infesting the home. Termiticide and professional termite control are much more effective.

Are My Pets Safe Around Termite Treatments?

When it comes to professional termite treatments, your family and pets are completely safe. Your trained termite exterminator will instruct you after treatment to keep pets away for a period of time. Afterwards, there is no reason to worry that your pets will be affected by these treatments.

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