How to Get Rid of Termites
Termites can cause immense damage to your home, if left undetected. Catching a termite infestation early will prevent major damage to your home, and will save you money on potential home repairs after the infestation has been terminated.
It is nearly impossible to remove termites from your home without the help of an exterminator or professional pest control company. Only a skilled professional knows how to get rid of termites safely and for good.
Termites are attracted to wood as it is the insect’s main food source. Wood is essential to a houses’ foundation, therefore it is impossible to remove the food source of a termite, which is a common removal method for many types of pests. Because this method of pest removal is not possible, there are a limited number of solutions to get rid of termites.
The majority of exterminators and pest control experts use chemicals in terminating termites. Termiticide is a common chemical used to treat the soil around the space assaulted by termites. Another method to consider when learning how to get rid of termites is to bait these termites by introducing a toxicant like boric acid treated wood at the place where they are found. When the termites take a bite of the treated wood, they carry with them toxins back to their colony where it also works to eliminate the whole colony. Other exterminators use equipment which releases chemicals to totally shut down the termite nest. These chemicals are not available to the general public, and must be obtained and used by a professional.
After a pest control expert has exterminated the infestation, there are some important measures to be taken to prevent the termites from returning.
1) Avoid using mulch around your home. To make sure termites do not return, pest control companies encourage you to keep wood or mulch as far away from your house as possible.
2) Clean with orange based cleaners around baseboards and the areas that were previously infested.
3) Repair the areas that were damaged. After the area is repaired apply an oil based paint or finish.
4) Treat the wood in your home. Many pest control companies recommend researching and utilizing discounted wood treatment services in the area to ensure another termite infestation will not occur.
Termites are one of the most destructive types of pests, and can cause major damage to a home as well as financial stress. If you suspect your home is infested and you do not know how to get rid of termites, contact your local pest control expert immediately.
For more information on how to get rid of termites, or to hire a professional pest control specialist, contact Jason from EnPro Pest Control at
Phone: (604) 688-6864