Do-It-Yourself Termite Control is Not recommended

Are you a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) type individual?  Do you like viewing the DIY tv shows on cable television channels and imagine it is possible to handle just about any challenge?

Have you ever found any DIY talk associated with termite control? No, and you possibly never will.  Why?  Simply because you will discover just a great number of road blocks to getting a superb and effective remedy for the homeowner.

At present, there are two distinct approaches to termite control. The first is the standard barrier treatment method. Using the barrier technique, the goal is always to protect the property by encircling your entire house and basement using a chemical barrier. This includes injecting an insecticide into the earth at least four foot deep around the basement and injecting it underneath the basement slab. A home constructed on a slab or even crawlspace will be handled much the same, except a lesser amount of insecticide must be used.

One reason why property owners shouldn’t try barrier treatments on their own is special devices are required to perform proper treatment. Injection rods, concrete drills, a large tank that has a pump tend to be so expensive it really is cost prohibitive for the homeowner. One other reason is property owners do not have abilities and also practical knowledge to perform an successful treatment. I absolutely wouldn’t allow any amateur carrying out his or her number one termite treatment with my house, but would definitely specifically use somebody that has specialized education and practical knowledge.

A number of individuals believe when they make use of liquid or granular insecticides on the dirt surface surrounding the outside of the house, it’s going to guard their residence against termites. This may be slightly helpful in controlling a few pests, but it’s not effective against termites.

The 2nd method of termite control is the employment of baiting systems. The goal of the bait would be to destroy the colony and in a roundabout way, guard the property. Right now, the baiting systems which have the best chance of eradicating the colony are the ones that have an insect growth regulator (IGR). The worker termites bring the bait back to the colony where it gets handed to additional termites. The growth regulator doesn’t get rid of the queen or mature workers, but gets rid of immature termites by disrupting the molting process. When the mature worker termites die a natural death, there won’t be young termites to take its position. Without any workers, the colony slowly starves to death.

It seems like this technique could be straightforward enough for home owners to use, yet not one of these IGR baits are available for home owners to buy. The supply is very tightly managed through the producers which only work with pest control experts. There are a few other styles of baits being employed by pest control experts, but, at best, they only hold back the colony and should be only utilized in conjunction with a great barrier treatment.

There’s one non-IGR bait that is supplied in hardware stores, called Terminate ™. Nevertheless, this product’s label recommends customers to have their homes looked over by a pest management professional. Additionally, the label advises the bait is not intended for use in place of a liquid treatment when termites are found infesting houses. In contrast to two decades ago, making a choice regarding termite treatment is more complicated today because all termite control firms don’t make use of the same treatment method. It is crucial for house owners to comprehend enough about termites and termite control to make a sensible choice regarding what type of treatment is best for them.

About John Payton

Bee control expert and founder of a bee control company
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