How to Get Rid of Termites

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 How to Get Rid of Termites

Hello, I’m Lee. A few months ago, we noticed signs that we might have termites in our home. As you can imagine, I was really worried; however, after getting some advice from pest control companies, we were able to start tackling the problem. I was surprised at how many options we had to get rid of our existing termites and the decisions we had to make to prevent the problem from happening again. I learned more than I thought I’d ever need to know about termites and how to deal with them and I thought this knowledge might be useful for other homeowners who have similar problems. Hope it helps you get rid of your termites!


Ways to Protect Your Home from Termites

A termite infestation could potentially lead to exorbitant amounts of money in repairs. Some homeowners may opt to engage in DIY termite removal in an attempt to save on costs associated with professional prevention and eradication. The truth of the matter though is that the cost of repairing the damage caused by termites would be much higher than investing in professional termite treatment. This is why all homeowners should take termite prevention and treatment as a serious matter. Here are some of the ways that your home can be protected from a termite infestation.

Install physical barriers to keep the termites away

One of the popular options when it comes termite prevention is to have physical barriers installed on your property. Professional pest control contractors can erect either a stainless steel mesh around your home or you could opt for granulated rock. These barriers prevent the termites from gaining access to your property as they will not be able to chew through them as they easily do wood. Thus keeping your home protected from a termite infestation.

Apply chemical barriers around your property

Another measure to take for termite pest control would be the application of chemical barriers in and around your property. The best place to apply this chemical solution would be beneath the foundation of your home as well as around the perimeter line of your residence. This way, the chemical barriers keep termites away from both your yard as well as your house. For extra precaution, you can have the pest control contractors install piped systems under your property that would regularly leak this chemical solution into your soil. This precautionary method lasts much longer as it ensures your home is constantly protected. This is because the chemical barrier on the property will not be at risk of losing its potency since it is being released at regular intervals.

Invest in termite resistant frames

One of the ways that termites make their way into your home is through window and door frames. This is because this wood is much easier to eat through since it is not dense. If you would like to prevent a termite infestation, it would be best to invest in termite-resistant frames. One of the popular options you could consider for your residence is treated timber. However, if you would like to do away with all wood, then you could opt for steel framing.