Termites are notorious for damaging your wooden products, some of which might have cost a fortune. You might have realised that simply applying some termite treatment products isn't solving your problem completely, even after following the pesticide instructions. Why is this? Well, the answer is simple. Effective termite treatment is a step-by-step process that requires a bit of knowledge and expertise.
Here's how to ensure you get rid of your termite infestation completely.
All termites aren't the same in terms of appearance and behaviour. You first want to identify the termite species attacking your wooden products, which helps you choose the correct pesticides. Understand where that termite species loves to form habitats, how it moves, and its feeding habits.
This is the knowledge that most termite treatment experts have and why their approach is more likely to be successful than your novice DIY measures.
If you feel doing this research might be too much work, it's better to contact a termite treatment expert.
Clear rubbish and tidy up
An untidy place will always attract pests. So, before applying pesticides, it's essential to clear rubbish heaps and have a clean and organised way of disposing of trash.
It's also essential to tidy up your compound, especially areas where you store timber (firewood). Construct a raised structure to keep wood off the ground.
As a result, you expose the places where termites can inhabit, making applying an effective termite treatment solution easier.
This requires research. Of course, you can't just buy any termite pesticide. You need to understand how it's applied and whether it will work for the termite species on your premises. Furthermore, you can't rely on the termite pesticide store owner for help; some may give you the wrong information to make a sale.
In some instances, you may require to use more than one pesticide to increase effectiveness. For example, if you know you can't access the termite colony, you may need to place poisoned baits so that foraging termites can bring back poisoned food to the nest. This is used alongside other pesticides that repel termites.
As you can see, you need to learn and understand many things before applying pesticides. Termite treatment experts have years of experience and will naturally select the proper pesticide and use it correctly. Without this knowledge, you're most likely to waste energy and money if you go the DIY route and, in the long run, end up calling an expert, which you should have done in the first place.
Reach out to a termite treatment company for more information.
Hello, my name is Frieda, and I have a small phobia of bugs and mice. As a result, I have learned everything possible about keeping these critters out of my home. As I have had all of my old pets artfully positioned by taxidermists, I have also learned niche skills such as keeping pests out of the fur of taxidermy animals. In this blog, I am going to put together the best of everything I know along with some tips from the pros. I hope you find the info you need to live a happy, healthy life in a bug and pest-free home. --Frieda