If you have termites, it is important that you take care of this problem immediately. This is because these insects can quickly cause a lot of structural damage to your home as they can eat through wood. Before anything like this happens, below are two ways you can get rid of these pests.
Use a Termite Bait System
There are termite bait systems that are made to kill and control termites. You can purchase these bait systems and install them on your own or hire a professional to do this for you.
Termite bait systems work great because they kill the termite workers in the colony. This is important as the workers bring food to the colony. Without the workers, the colony will starve and then die.
Termites will eat wood and also cellulose. There is cellulose in the bait station that the scout termites will be attracted to. Once they find the bait station, the scouts will leave a scent so the worker termites can find the cellulose. There are also bait stations that use wood instead of cellulose. If so, the wood is treated with a type of pesticide that will kill the termites.
You should install the termite bait systems in different areas a few feet from the foundation on your home.
Hire a Pest Control Company
A pest control company can come to your home and spray insecticide to kill the termites that you currently have. The company will know where to spray and be able to find the termite colonies. Colonies and termite tunnels are found a few inches deep in the soil.
The pest control company may use a foam and liquid spray to kill the termites. They will use this spray around the exterior foundation of the home. The spray will kill the termites immediately, which will stop the termites from entering your home.
The pest control company can also fumigation. This will be used if your home is infested with termites. You will also hear this referred to as tenting, and the exterminator will likely tent your entire home. Once tented, a fumigant is used. This fumigation works great as it penetrates all the wood surfaces that are in your home. This will kill the termites immediately.
Talk to the pest control company about the information above, and they can give you many more details. The company can also give you tips on how to prevent termites in the future.
After living with a pest problem in our home for years, I kind of figured the bugs were there to stay. I had tried just about every kind of at-home treatment that I could think of, but nothing was working. It was frustrating, but I knew that there had to be something that could help. After failing for what seemed like the millionth time, I finally decided to work with a professional exterminator. The expert was incredibly proficient and knowledgeable about pest problems, and remarkably, he removed all of the pests from our house that day. This blog is all about working with a pro to eliminate pest problems.