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How Do I Kill Termites - 5 Proven Ways To Kill Termites.

By Edited Sep 13, 2015 0 2

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Termites work in the background slowly and quietly eating homes throughout the world and it's urgent that you inspect for infestation and learn How Do I Kill Termites as soon as you discover their existence.

The top 5 Termite Control Methods are...

First...Using termite bait systems...Termite bait systems make use of available monitoring stations that are inserted into the ground outside of your home. The monitoring system comprises of pieces of wood or paper inside a container of heavy plastic with pre-drilled holes or slits in it. 

These holes or slits provide direct contact with the ground where those pesky little termites are. Once you have discovered that you do have termites, you fill the system with deadly bait which is then brought back to the colony. The major disadvantage to this baiting system is that it’s a very slow process and requires a lot of trial and error to find the best location close to the termite colony.

The Second method...Used for Controlling Termites is liquid sprays. There are numerous kinds of chemical liquid that can be combined and sprayed as a excellent barrier around your house.  Surfaces of areas suspected of having termites should be thoroughly sprayed with this mixture of chemicals which should contain chlorpyrifos.

One disadvantage to this technique is that any spots that you leave out will create a potential pathway for the termites to get into your home and if you do get a complete border around your home, any termites that are already within your home, will not be able to get back out. Calling  a professional exterminator to apply this type of treatment is much more effective than doing it yourself, they have the correct chemicals and skill required to get rid of them all.

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The Third method on How Do I Kill Termites is...For those of you who really like the do it yourself approach, you can make your very own traps. Termites are attracted to cellulose and for trapping purposes some basic cardboard will just fine. To make your own trap, moisture some pieces of flat cardboard and stack them up together.  Put this trap where you have seen some termite activity. 

After a few days, inspect your trap for termites and if you have caught some, burn the trap with them in it right away. Then set up another trap and keep on catching and burning until you no longer catch anymore. This method is slow but in time and with care it can be effective in killing termites.

The Fourth approach...Semi-Organic Termite Extermination. One typically applied technique for killing termites and various other hard to kill insects is a mix  containing boracic acid.  Boracic acid once mixed with a non toxic form of anti-freeze is a very powerful agent to be used against different types of termites.

The ethylene glycol in the anti-freeze mixture assists the solution to infiltrate the wood and turn into a part of the fiber. Mixing it this way is a it a less “natural” way of killing termites.  This mixture is perfect for treating dry rot in wood.  Whether you apply boracic acid entirely or with ethylene glycol, simply pour it directly into the termite holes and put some on the surrounding soil.

The Fifth way to kill termites is using... A certain variety of a parasite known as a nematode and is naturally found in dirt and can be utilized to control termites and their larvae. In essence the parasite overruns the intestinal tract of the termite and gives off bacterium which rapidly spreads throughout the insect and kills it in 2 or 3 days.

Nematodes can be bought via mail service order, are easily stored and are not noxious to humans.  A lot of householders report good success using this method and would rather use it instead of adding dangerous chemicals into the soil, however a few scientists consider this method for termite control to be unrealistic.

Protecting your home and family from termite invasion is important. Once you have discovered how to kill termites it's crucial to take the necessary steps to ensure that they can't get into your house again. Prevention is the most important step to not having a termite problem in the first place.



Jun 5, 2011 7:05am
That's a lot of chemical usage. Is it good for the environment?
Jun 5, 2011 9:02am
There are many eco friendly chemicals that can be used too.
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