How to Get Rid of Termites – How to Kill Termites Yourself
Professional termite control is expensive; there’s no doubt about that. After seeing just how expensive, it’s natural to wonder how you can kill termites yourself and whether or not it would be effective. The good news is that if you detect the infestation early enough, you stand a great chance of taking care of the termite problem yourself.
We’ve compiled the best DIY methods on how to kill termites yourself right here. These methods are ranked from the strongest to the weakest. However, this doesn’t mean that you necessarily have to start at Method #1; if your infestation is more minor, one of the lower ranked methods can work just as well.
You can also use a combination of the methods for greater effect as some of the methods are only for outdoors.
Method #1: Liquid Termite Barrier
This method will not only kill the termites already present in your house, but it’s a good preventative method too. The idea behind a liquid termite barrier is to completely surround your house in a pesticide barrier that will poison termites upon contact. While it is commonly used around the entire foundation of the home, it can also be used around specific wooden structures, wood piles, or tree stumps.
As for which termite killer you should use to create the liquid termite barrier, we recommend Taurus SC Generic Termidor. When it comes to eliminating termites, Termidor is the leader in the field and it is used by the majority of pest control professionals for exterminating termites.
Here’s what makes Termidor so effective:
• It is completely undetectable by termites; they can’t avoid what they can’t smell or see.
• Multiplier effect. Termidor can be spread by contact; a single affected termite can spread the poison to other termites in the colony.
• Slow acting; giving affected termites ample time to spread the poison to other termites.
• Non-repellent; older liquid termite barriers were designed to repel termites, meaning that termites would avoid the barrier. Repellents have been proven to be less effective and does not benefit from the multiplier effect.