Termites are pale, soft-bodied insects that don’t exactly pose a direct threat to human beings. However, depending on the level of infestation, they can cause respiratory issues like asthma and others. The main cause of concern when you have termites at home is the extensive damage they can cause to your furniture and walls. The costs going into termite damage each year are in millions of dollars and hence it’s important to know a few vital types of termite treatment.
Most homeowners would prefer to go in for DIY methods of termite control, but ultimately, professional pest control is usually the best way to go about this. Today, we’ll go over various types of effective termite treatment methods, both DIY as well as professional pest control. If in starting stages of an infestation, DIY may very well work but if the damage is extensive, call the experts. Always!
1) Liquid termiticides
This is one of the most major ways of termite control that can be done by yourself at home. This treatment is designed to stop the entry of termites into our home structures from outside. Liquid termiticides generally give you faster results. However, if using liquid termite treatment methods for an existing termite infestation, drilling may be required to reach the termites. In such cases, this might become too difficult for the average homeowner.
Drilling through concrete and other strategic areas is needed before you pump in the liquid solution. Alternatively, you can just drench the areas around your home which you think could cause termites. This second method isn’t as difficult for homeowners. The use of non-repellent insecticides such as Taurus SC and Termidor SC is recommended. This is because termites tend to find a way around the traditional repellent insecticides. Non-repellent insecticides are undetectable by termites; they cannot see, smell, taste or avoid them.
2) Termite baits
This is an easier way of termite pest control, but it may take longer to show results. Place these baits in the soil directly outside your home structures. The termites will find the bait, eat them and die over time. Trelona ATBS Termite Bait System is one of the most widely used products for termite bait around the world. Baits are used over the liquid treatment in places that are untreatable with soil termiticides like areas near water bodies
3) Professional pest control for termites
Now the above two methods of DIY termite control may involve using up a lot of time and energy, which most homeowners don’t have to waste in today’s day and age. In such cases, it’s best to spend a little bit of money and hire the services of a professional pest control company. In India, HiCare is among the top pest control brands, becoming India’s most reputed pest control and home hygiene company over the years.
We follow a technique called ‘Drill-Fill-Seal’ to get rid of termites in and around your homes. This means first drilling holes in strategic places in your walls and other suspected areas. We fill government-approved TERMIN-8 solution into these holes. It acts as a termite barrier and kill existing termites in such locations. Finally, sealing involves using chalk and white cement to block these holes for good. It ends the chances of growth of termites in that particular area.
With a presence in over 100 cities in India, HiCare is very accessible. You can book a service by just calling us on 8828333888. A simple single termite control service begins at just INR 4,500 and along with EMI options, HiCare also allows a further 10% discount on all online payments.