Termites are increasingly becoming a nuisance, especially in old houses. Termite control requires the use of dangerously toxic chemicals so I don’t recommend any home owner to do it themselves unless they have no other option. However, I fully understand that because of the high fees charged by the pest control companies, you might be thinking about taking up the task of controlling termites on yourself. In this article, I will give some short tips on termite control.
1. Before you can actually use the termite controlling chemicals, you need to target your house correctly. If your house is already attacked by termites, you need to identify where they are coming from. In fact, you need to identify the affected areas of your house before you start the treatment. If you are using it as a preventive measure then you need to identify the areas that you think would be most susceptible to termites. Examples of areas that are most susceptible to termites are damp walls, shades and places whose air is condensed with air conditioners.
Next, you need to purchase the right termite killer. There are many types of termite killers and pesticides available so choose carefully. You might want to use the termite bait option to see if it helps. The way termite baits work are: you place the baits over your entire house, or more specifically, over the areas that are already been affected or you think would be affected. Then the termites get attracted by the baits and come over and eat them and the baits eventually kill the termites, thus ridding your house of the insect. Once you place the baits at strategic spots in your house, your hard work is over. After that, it is simply a matter of monitoring these baits and see if they are really working or not.
These baits are made up of dangerous chemicals so you need to make sure you have taken ample precautions before using these highly toxic chemicals. If you are concerned over something be sure to consult a professional. They will be able to give you proper guidance and advice as to the tools you need to protect yourself from the dangerous chemicals.
Overall, controlling the spread of termites is very important whether you want to do it yourself or have it done by a professional. While I recommend you hire a professional for this purpose, do-it-yourself termite control should not be a problem provided you take the necessary precautions to protect your body against the chemicals.
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