Best Termite Control Methods

Termite Control Methods

Sure, termites look harmless enough . . . but they work in groups.  Termites prove the old saying about there being power in numbers, as they can, quite literally, tear your house apart if you let them.  Unfortunately, many home owners don’t even realize they have a termite problem until considerable damage has been done.  Therefore, it is important that you stay on the lookout for termites, and that you take action at the first appearance of those little winged creatures.  So how do you get rid of termites if you do happen to have an infestation?  Here is a guide to the best termite control methods:

Prevention

As the old saying goes, the best defense is a good offense.  It is a good idea to prevent termite infestations from happening in the first place.  This takes foresight, and some handiwork.  You can give your home the best chances of staying termite-free by keeping outdoor wood piles away from the vicinity of your home.  This also applies to mulch and dead tree stumps.  Also, remember that termites thrive in damp areas; therefore, you should slope your property downhill from your slab, make sure your rain gutters are clean and diverting water away from the foundation, plant your ground covers and landscaping plants at least three feet from the home, and make sure your crawl space has enough ventilation to stay dry.  You may also pre-treat the soil under your foundation before you build your house, if that is an option for you.

Do-it-yourself termite control

You may opt to use termite bait or termite stakes to treat minor termite problems.  Both can be purchased at your local home improvement or hardware store, and each comes with its own set of pros and cons.  Read the manufacturer’s instructions carefully to determine which method is best for you.

Professional termite control methods

If you have a termite infestation, it is likely that you will need to enlist the help of trained professionals.  Only minor termite problems can be effectively treated with do-it-yourself methods.  Termite control for more serious cases involves the use of heavy machinery, and the type of knowledge, experience, and skill set that only pest control professionals will have.  Unless you know how to drill into your foundation, then you need to call a professional.

If you have a termite problem, and you would like the tough job taken care of, contact competent professionals like us.

Contact Double G Pest Control by phone, at 217-440-2847, or email: ggpest1@gmail.com.

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