In general, it is not recommended that you undertake a do it yourself termite treatment program for termite infestation. Getting rid of termites requires the use of powerful chemicals and it can be dangerous for anyone to try and manipulate these chemicals without the special training that goes along with them. A do it yourself termite treatment program also requires that you know what areas around your structure to target so that you can be most effective in getting rid of these pesky insects.
However, if you are an avid fan of doing things on your own, you can try a do it yourself termite treatment, but do so with the most information you can get first. You must know where the termites are (if you already have them) and where to target to get rid of them. If you are just doing a preventative do it yourself termite treatment, you’ll have to know what areas to spray so the termites won’t come in and start infesting your structure. If you miss even one small space, you will risk a termite invasion, so you must be well prepared and thorough.
First, you will need to find some type of pesticide product. There is a very helpful website online at www.doityourselftermitecontrol.com that offers up not only advice for a do it yourself termite treatment program, but they also offer the appropriate chemicals you will need to get the job done. Their latest recommendation is a chemical called Termidor which has been proven to be one hundred percent effective in tests and trials at environmental test sites. That’s one heck of a guarantee, isn’t it?
Many do it yourself termite treatments call for the use of termite baits. Instead of injecting chemicals into the soil which will only last a few years, you can now place termite bait directly into the ground around the outside of a structure which the termites will find, feed on and die. The technology of termite bait systems are constantly changing and improving.
Baiting colonies of termites is simple and can also be used as a monitoring tool to detect termites where they are not yet a problem. Termite baits eliminate and control in conditions where the structure is untreatable with soil termiticides (near a body of water for example), or there is a concern about pesticide use, and even in structures where soil treatments have failed.
Just take caution when you are undertaking a do it yourself termite treatment. Often, it is best left up to professionals, but you can do it yourself as long as you do your research first and take caution with the chemicals you must use.