What Kills Termites?

What Kills Termites?

What Kills Termites?

Of all the problems you have to face in your house, having a bug infestation is something that can make you go crazy! Especially if you talk about a termite infestation, it looks bad and can leave your wooden houses hollow. Nothing can be more damaging for a wooden structure than a termite infestation.

However, for every problem we face, there’s always a solution for it. If you are worried about termites, then the best way to ensure that you don’t end up having an infestation is by keeping a constant check. Regular inspections by pest control professionals can help you avoid and prevent your house from a termite problem. And even if your house does have a problem, then having a pest control professional inspection can at least help you get rid of the problem or control it before it spreads beyond your control.

What Kills Termites? How Will You Know that You Have a Termites Issue?termite inspection

As mentioned before, regular checkups are the best way to stay on top of the termite problem. Unfortunately, most people find out about their termite issues when it is too late.

Yes, it is understandable that scheduling a pest control professional visit every four or six months can be something that one can forget. However, if you pay attention to the signs around you, then you can tell, even if you’re not a professional, that you may have a termite issue.
Here are some of the ways that can help you keep an eye out for a termite problem:
– Look for mud tubes
– Lots of Shed wings
– Damaged/hollow wood
– Termite Droppings

What Kills Termites? How Can You Get Rid of Termites and What Kills Them?

Once you are sure you have a termite problem in your house, it’s best to immediately take action. The best approach would be to hire a professional because they would ensure that your house becomes termite-free.

Here are some ways in which you can kill termites.

Termites Barrier Treatment

The termite barrier treatment uses poisonous chemicals injected into the soil around your house. The poison does not fend off the termites, but once the termites ingest it, it is poisonous. After ingesting the poison, when the termites return to their colony, they infect other termites, which allows your termite problem to be resolved.

Termites Baiting

If you have a house with elevated foundations, then termite baiting is a viable option for you. Termite baiting also poisons the termites, but it does so slowly, and just like the barrier treatment, once the termites return to their colonies, they infect other termites with the poison as well.

The methods mentioned above of killing termites are best done by professionals. However, you can also avoid a full-on termite infestation using these tips. These tips prevent a termite infestation, not kill them.

Lookout for Moisture

You need to pay attention to moisture around the wooden edges and walls in your house. Moisture attracts termites, and ensuring no moisture will help prevent a termite infestation before it begins.

Barriers

You can install physical barriers in your house’s brickwork. These barriers help prevent termite infestations for as long as 20 years.

Ant Caps Installation

Ant Caps are installed on the sub-floor of your home. These are metal sheets, which don’t prevent infestation, but it makes the infestation quite easily visible if it is present. Using Ant Caps can allow you to spot termite infestations in their early phase and help you in avoiding any further damage to your house.

 

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