You can’t get rid of termites alone. Only the expertise of commercial exterminators in Phoenix, AZ company is effective in getting rid of termites in your home. One advantage of do-it-yourself is that you will save money while the advantage of using a specialist is that they have the necessary knowledge, experience, and equipment to get rid of termites.
However, you can prevent termites from using the following means:
The d-limonene in orange oil is what makes it very effective in eradicating termites. The chemical dissolves the exoskeleton of the termite and this destroys the cell membrane of this insect making it die due to loss of water and protein.
The orange oil should be injected into the drilled holes on the infested wood targeting where the termites are feeding. A periodic inspection should be done to check for new infestation.
Fumigation uses chemical gas to kill the termites.
Before letting gas into the structure, the place should be securely covered first. This method is mostly done only by termite control professionals since it is expensive and some might not be able to use this option.
That said, fumigation is considered to be an effective way of eliminating termites.
Applying Chemicals On Wood
Chemical application on termite-infested wood is done for long-term protection. You will know the chemical application is effective when the termites die when they eat the wood.
One can drill holes into the wood and place the chemical into it. This allows the chemical to seep well into the wood.
To effectively get rid of termites, sodium Borate should be applied to the wood intended to be protected before it is being used.
Sodium Borate gives protection against termites for many years. This chemical helps kill termites by starving them to death in a subtle fashion.
With termite bait, you can get a monitoring system in which you stick into the ground so that there is direct contact with the soil. If you check and find that there are termites on it, you put bait on the system.
Termites are the nightmare of every home. They can foil any real estate transaction, and given time they can cause enough damage to collapse a building.
Follow these three easy tips to ensure you control termites from infesting your home, and damaging your biggest investment:
- Make sure your home site is, or was, treated for Subterranean Termites before the foundation was laid.
Nowadays. it’s uncommon to find a licensed contractor who doesn’t treat for termites prior to construction, but it does happen.
Check your electric box for a sticker indicating: Name of the Termite Company, date of Termite Treatment, and the name of the product they used. You can also call a Termite Company who can check your state records.
Most termite treatments done prior to construction are guaranteed for, and last, for five years. We recommend a professional commercial exterminator for termites before your five-year warranty is up.
If your home was built more than five years ago, it would be wise to have a professional Termite Inspection and Preventive Termite Treatment. Make sure the termite company you choose offers free inspections and includes a minimum of a one year warranty on all termite treatments.
- Keep all moisture away from your home, and your home’s foundation.
Subterranean Termites live in huge colonies as deep as fifty feet underground. These Termites are attracted to moist soil and wood.
- Grade the ground around the exterior perimeter of your home making sure it’s sloped down to allow moisture drainage away from your home.
- Make sure all gutters around your home are draining rainwater away from the foundation of your home.
- Fix any leaky plumbing. Termites often come up around plumbing pipes. Moisture around plumbing pipes increases your chances of termite infestation substantially.
- Eliminate ANY wood to soil contact. No wood, including fences, should be in contact with the ground and your home. Given time, termites usually attack wood in contact with the soil.
A termite-infested fence (or any other wood product) that is contacting your home is a natural path leading termites to the “greener pastures” of your home’s walls.
To control termites from infesting your home, remove all wood attached to your home that is also in contact with the ground, including trellises, fences, decking, etc.
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