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!


Pest Control: 3 Reasons to Never Try DIY Termite Extermination at Home

Many households suffer the invasion of termites annually. Termites are harmful creatures that can lead to serious damage to your residential or commercial property. If you do not get rid of them in good time, you might end up incurring high repair and eradication costs. 

For that reason, you need to eliminate the pests effectively as soon as they emerge. Though termite extermination might look easy in online tutorials, many risks are involved in the procedure. Read on to find out why you should leave termite control to the professionals. 

1. The Process Can Affect Your Health Negatively

When you decide to get rid of termites yourself, you will likely go for off-the-shelf pesticides from your nearest store. The problem with these termiticides is that they can be toxic if you don't dilute and apply them correctly. So, if you are unsure of the proper way to use pesticides, leave the work to the experts. Pest control experts use products and techniques that are safe for humans as well as the environment. 

2. The Solutions You Use May Not Be Ideal

One thing most DIY enthusiasts fail to understand is that termites exist in hundreds of species. Each of these subspecies has its characteristics and behavioural patterns. For this reason, each one requires a special extermination method. That means the eradication technique used in your friend's property might not work in your home. So, if you rely on the termite removal tips you learn online, you may be unsuccessful in your attempts. As a result, you will waste time and money and allow the pests to thrive.

3. The Issue Might Be Beyond What You See

When you notice termites in a particular part of the house, you will likely apply the treatment to the section and leave out the rest. The problem is that termites spread fast, and there could be other areas in the property invaded by these insects. 

Usually, professional termite exterminators first analyse every corner of your home and furniture before applying the treatment. By doing this, they can determine the extent of the infestation and the best treatment approach to use. 

Termite extermination is a complex task. You need to have the right skill set, products, tools and safety gear. If you lack all these requirements, it's better to leave it to pest control experts. Pest control professionals know how to identify spots where termites might be hiding, use the right tools to eliminate them and ensure your house remains pest free within the shortest time possible.