One of the pests that have the potential to cause disastrous damage to your home are termites. This is why it is prudent to address a termite infestation as soon as you see the signs, rather than wait for a later date. As these termites eat through your wooden structures and breeding, it will only be a matter of time until the structural integrity of your home is severely compromised. The good news is that there are some termite treatment methods that you could opt for without professional assistance. These can aid you in containing and eliminating the infestation, depending on how extensive it is. It should be noted though that if the treatment methods you try do not succeed, it would be best to enlist the services of professional pest control company before your building acquires irreparable damage. Here are some of the termite treatment methods that you could consider.
Liquid termite treatment methods
These types of termite treatments work by creating a chemical barrier around the perimeter of your property. The chemical barrier is then supposed to keep termites from making their way into your home. There are two main types of liquid termite treatments that you could consider:
- Repellent liquid termite treatments: As the name suggests, this type of chemical barrier will work toward repelling the termites away from your property.
- Non-repellent termite treatments: These chemical barriers tend to be odorless and cannot be detected by the termites. Rather than repel, they remain unobtrusive so that the termites can enter the treatment zone and ingest the repellent. This will then work toward poisoning the termites and killing them off. Additionally, the termites will track the non-repellent termite treatment back to their nets, hence killing off the infestation from the source.
Baiting termite treatment methods
With this type of termite treatment, insect monitoring stations are installed at strategic points on your property. These baiting stations can be either above ground or below ground, depending on your preferences. The poisonous substance that is used to bait the termites is mixed together with palatable food choices for the termites such as cardboard, wood shavings or paper. The bait attracts the termites to these stations and they are effectively killed off when they ingest it. The more insect monitoring stations you have on your property, the better your chances of detecting how severe your termite infestation is. This can also enable you to decide whether professional pest control services would be required to eliminate the infestation.