Have you ever noticed tiny pieces of wood dust under your couch? This indicates a termite infestation. Termites are tough to eradicate once they have infiltrated your home and begun feasting on the structure of your home or your valuable furniture, especially given their small size. This blog provides information on how to get rid of termites in your home.
How Do You Get Rid Of Termites?
Products designed to kill termites can be applied to the exterior of your home, natural chemicals can be used inside the house, termite baits can be set up, and boric acid can be sprayed on the floors and walls. If you’re determined to take on a termite infestation, numerous methods are available, ranging from traditional chemical killers to organic alternatives.
Subterranean Termite Extermination
Depending on where you live, you can buy professional-level termite-killing products. These traditional termite treatments are applied to the exterior perimeter of your home to create a barrier. Termites cannot detect termiticide and thus do not attempt to avoid it. A termite will die if it consumes termiticide-treated materials. Termiticides work similarly to viruses in that they spread. Termite colonies can be eradicated when just one settlement member comes into contact with termiticide and unwittingly spreads it to the rest of the territory.
In contrast to termiticides, natural chemicals can be used inside your home. If you find a termite and want to get rid of it immediately, this is the method for you. Termidor Foam should be sprayed directly into cracks, voids, and crevices where termites can hide. The odorless foam will expand and then evaporate, leaving a residue that poisons termites as soon as they come into contact with it. This method is effective for about a month or slightly longer.
Termite baits are a tried and true method. Installed around your home’s foundation, these baits attract foraging termites to the poison within. The slow-acting toxin prevents termites from growing normally, killing them as they try to molt. Because of the insecticide’s delayed action, infected termites will bring it back to the colony and spread it to other termites.
Many garden pests, including termites, are natural parasites of these microscopic, segmented roundworms. Beneficial nematodes burrow into their host and release a symbiotic gut bacteria that poisons the termite’s blood, killing it in days. Beneficial nematodes can be purchased online or in stores. Infested areas of your lawn and garden should be treated with a mixture of nematodes, potting soil, and cold water.
Need Professional Pest Control Services?
Termites are a costly threat to all homes! They cause severe structural damage and have been known to move into buildings and eat their way through the drywall in some cases. Don’t be concerned! Hero Pest Control has the knowledge and expertise to care for your termite problem. Our thorough inspection will determine the extent of the infestation and allow us to create a plan for elimination. Our skilled technicians are trained in all aspects of termite control, including soil treatment and baiting techniques. Call us today to schedule your free inspection.