Do It Yourself Termite Treatment


In general, it is not recommended that you undertake a do it yourself (diy) termite treatment program for infestation issues.  Getting rid of termites requires the use of powerful chemicals and it can be dangerous for anyone to try and manipulate these chemicals without the special training that goes along with them.  A diy program also requires that you know what areas around your structure to target so that you can use the most effective termite treatment options in getting rid of these pesky insects.

However, if you are an avid fan of doing things on your own then the best termite treatment will likely start off with the most up to date and valid information you can get first.  You must know where the termites are (if you already have them) and where to target to get rid of them.  If you are just doing a preventative diy termite treatment you’ll have to know what areas to spray so the termites won’t come in and start infesting your structure.  If you miss even one small space, you will risk an infestation, so you must be well prepared and thorough.

First, you will need to find some type of pesticide product.  There are a few very helpful websites online that offer advice for a (diy) termites elimination program and they also offer the appropriate chemicals you will need to get the job done.  You will find that the latest recommendation involves a Termidor termite treatment that uses a chemical called Termidor which has been proven to be one hundred percent effective in tests and trials at environmental test sites.  That’s one heck of a guarantee, isn’t it?

Many (diy) treatments call for the use of baits for termites.  Instead of injecting chemicals into the soil which will only last a few years, you can now place a bait directly into the ground around the outside of a structure which the termites will find, feed on and die. The technology of termite bait systems is constantly changing and improving. In fact it can be used with limited success when it comes to Drywood termite treatment options. Check with the store you purchase this from for the latest usage recommendations.

Baiting colonies of termites is simple and can also be used as a monitoring tool to detect termites where they are not yet a problem. Termite baits eliminate and control in conditions where the structure is untreatable with soil termiticides (near a body of water for example), or there is a concern about pesticide use, and even in structures where soil treatments have failed. You can even look to using orange oil termite treatment in cases where the baits have shown themselves to be un-effective.

Just take caution when you are undertaking a do it yourself termite treatment.  Often, it is best left up to professionals, but you can do it yourself as long as you do your research first and take caution with the chemicals you must use. This can keep your termite treatment cost lower while at the same time making sure your activities are effective.