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When and how to spray termite risk areas to prevent an infestation

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

The first thing most homeowners want to learn is how to spray termite areas to avoid an infestation or worse structural damage to their home. The first thing to keep in mind is that the best time to spray for termites is before you have a full blown problem. Once termites have been located in your house there is a good chance you are dealing with a large colony which is eating up house without you even knowing. Some homeowners can have full blown termite colonies eating away at their house for months without ever knowing they need to spray termite killer before it gets too late this is why if you spray for termites it should ideally be used as a preventative measure rather than to stop an infestation.

The second thing you should consider when you are about to start spraying for termites is that you are dealing with poison. This means you need to take extra care when handling the chemicals and be sure that you are not in contact with it directly, that you do not consume any of the chemical and that if you have pets you keep them away from where you will be working for a period of time. If you do not feel comfortable spraying for termites on your own, there are many professionals you can hire to d o the work for you. However, treatments for termites are not long term. When you spray termite it will only last six months to one year which means you will need to hire someone every so often to come back and repeat the treatment this is why if you can do it yourself, it is good to learn so that you can save money in the long term.

What you will need to build your protection against termites is a shovel and diluted Termiticide which is a chemical you should be able to pick up a hardware store like Lowe's or Home Depot. Use the shovel and dig a four (wide) by four (deep) trench along the foundation of the outside of your house. This will be used as a moat to keep out the termites. Now fill in your moat with the diluated termiticide. You should be using roughly four gallons for every ten feet of moat that you fill in. Once you have poured the chemical barrier around the foundation of your home, fill in the moat with the soil that you dug up during the digging process. Once covered over, pour more of the diluted termiticide on the top later of soil to ensure that the ground is well drenched. This approach to spray termite will help give you a solid wall against any infestation.


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