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Will Termite Treatment Kill Other Bugs?

Certain termite treatments can eliminate other pests or bugs present in your home. Termite fumigation, in particular, is known to effectively kill off other insects.

Due to the nature of termite treatments, they may kill off other insects in the home. Since many invasive pests can be controlled with fumigation methods, many homeowners will be happy to know that any pest in the home will be eliminated through this technique. However, it’s important to note that certain termite treatments target just termites.

Will termite treatment kill other bugs

What Pests Are Killed by Fumigation?

Fumigation is the most common technique used for termite infestations and it can effectively kill many other pests present in the home or above the ground. While different dosages of fumigates are required for different pests, the termite fumigation process is known to kill the following pests:

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

Do Liquid Termiticides and Baiting Stations Kill Other Pests?

Liquid termiticides can kill a number of other insects including beetles, boxelder bugs, centipedes, cockroaches, crickets, earwigs, flies, silverfish, spiders, ticks, and wasps. This process also provides control of acrobat ants, carpenter ants, odorous house ants, and others. Baiting stations are known to  kill carpenter ants. However, baits are formulated specifically for termites and thus unlikely to work against other pests.

Are My Pets Safe From Termite Treatments?

Provided that your termite exterminator has properly installed or applied termite treatment, your pets should be safe. If you need to vacate your home for treatment, always take your pets with you and make sure to keep them away from treated areas, for some time after the treatment is complete.

Contact your local termite exterminators for pet safe treatment options!