How Do I Get Rid of Termites?

A termite infestation in your home can be stressful and frustrating. There are many treatments available for addressing a termite problem, and there are two methods that have a history of success. The two main types of termite treatment are liquid termiticides and bait systems. Liquid treatment works to eliminate almost all types of termites, making it one of the most successful methods used in the pest control industry. Heat treatment, orange oil, direct soil or wood treatment are other, less successful termite treatment solutions.

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What is Liquid Termite Treatment?

Termidor utilizes advanced and undetectable liquid technology. That means that termites cannot see, smell, taste, or avoid it. Instead, they contact, ingest, and share Termidor, completely unaware that doing so will inevitably kill them. Termidor spreads throughout a colony and delivers excellent results, eliminating all termites and activity.

Do Baiting Stations Work as Well as Liquid Treatments?

Bait stations are monitors that are generally placed every 8–10 feet around the perimeter of your home. Initially, bait stations are empty and are eventually loaded with a small amount of edible product. The goal is to attract termites as they forage for food sources. Unfortunately, there is no guarantee that termites infesting your home will enter a bait station. With most baiting systems, there is no active solution placed inside the bait stations at first which means initially there is no protection against termites.

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Can I Get Rid of Termites Myself?

When termites are discovered in a home, most people want to know if it’s an issue they can address on their own. Unfortunately, the answer is almost always a resounding “no”. Treating termites is not a DIY project, as colonies can be hidden throughout your home in hard-to-reach areas that you cannot access. Termite treatment requires the knowledge, experience, and skills possessed by a professional who can effectively find and control any termites on your property.

The Drawbacks of DIY Termite Treatments

With the current popularity of DIY methods online, many people make the mistake of believing they can successfully get rid of termites on their own. Some of these methods include traps and baiting, orange oil, heat or cold treatments, boric acid, all-natural techniques, and others. While some of these methods may be effective for prevention purposes, they will not address the root issue of a termite infestation. Termites are relentless and are often hidden in inaccessible areas of the home. Furthermore, getting rid of an entire infestation requires eliminating the queen termite, which is complicated even for a trained termite professional.