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.