Did you know that property owners spend over $2 billion each year on termite damage?
Termite damage can put a dent in your wallet and cause major structural damage to your home. Luckily, there are some simple things you can do to get rid of termites.
Check out this guide to learn how to get rid of termites in your home or building.
Hire a Pest Control Company
Hiring a pest control company is the most surefire way to get rid of termites once and for all.
When hiring an outdoor pest control company, make sure you do your research. Don’t just hire the first company you find on Google.
Ask for recommendations from friends, read reviews online, and interview companies before you hire.
Set Up Poison Bait Stations
If you’re looking to get rid of termites the DIY way, then we suggest setting up poison bait stations.
This method involves setting up the stations around your home’s perimeter. Each bait station is made up of a round plastic cap and a hollow plastic tube. Inside this tube is a stick that’s laced with poison which will attract termites before they reach your home.
Termites will also carry the toxic wood fibers back to their nests, which will then make it possible to wipe out an entire population.
You should place the bait stations a few feet away from your home with around 8 to 10 feet between each station.
Liquid Termite Poison
Using liquid poison is another great way to get rid of termites. While this method is a bit more involved than setting up poison stations, it really does the trick.
Once you purchase the liquid poison, read the manufacturer’s instructions carefully so you know how much water to mix with the solution. After mixing the solution, pour it into a pump-sprayer.
Then, dig a six-inch trench around your home’s perimeter. Spray the solution liberally into the trench, making sure to pay attention to the manufacturer’s application rate.
After applying the poison, refill the trench.
Boric acid is another way to get rid of termites, and it’s a great option for those who want a less toxic option.
Boric acid attacks the digestive systems of termites, killing them within a few days. To get rid of termites using boric acid, you can pour the powder into a duster and spray it directly onto the area that’s been damaged by termites.
While it takes a bit longer for boric acid to do the trick, this is an easy option that’s also very affordable.
How to Get Rid of Termites: Time to Say Goodbye to Termite Damage
Now that you know how to get rid of termites, it’s time to put these tips into action.
Before you know it, you’ll no longer have to worry about termite damage. Be sure to check back in with our blog for more pest control-related tips and tricks.