Termites can be a real problem, expensive to treat and the damage they cause is even more expensive. Whether you have no signs of wood destroying insects or a full blown termite swarm, you can benefit from having your home treated. The goal of a termite treatment is to create a barrier at every possible entrance point to your home. One small gap in coverage and you could still be dealing with termites. While I recommend strongly you get a professional to treat your home for termites, know not everyone can afford it. Here we will give some general advice on how to treat your home yourself. This is not an extensive guide, but it will cover the basics of what to do if you are doing the work yourself.
what you will need to treat termites
how do termites enter your home
Termite can enter your home by:
how to treat a home built on a slab for termites
advice on your home and termites
All termicides are not created equal. Some termicides guarantee five years of protection while some only guarantee two years. It is a lot of work treating your home for termites as you will come to find out so in an effort to not have to do it again sooner than later, I strongly recommend spending extra and buying the termicide with a longer residual.
When handling any pesticides, always consider both your personal safety and the safety of others your top priority. Keep this in mind not only when you are applying pesticides, but also when you are storing pesticides and when you dispose of pesticides.
Keep dirt and mulch at least six inches off the foundation of your home.
Keep piles of leaves and old wood away from your home.
Keep plants, including tree branches, pruned at least two inches away from your foundation.
Do not plant woody plants directly against to your home.
Termite extermination is a lot of work and a small mistake in treatment can cost you a lot in repairs. I strongly recommend hiring a professional. Call us at 225-752-2333 or request service below.