3 Techniques For Getting Rid Of Termites

Posted on: 7 December 2022


Have you found evidence that there are termites in your home, and you do not know what to do about it? You'll definitely want to know the following techniques that can be used to get rid of those termites for good. 

Diatomaceous Earth

If you're looking for a non-toxic way to deal with termites, then consider using diatomaceous earth as a way to do it. This substance is essentially the fossilized remains of diatoms, which are like razor blades to termites. Diatomaceous earth is going to slice open the exoskeleton of termites, which causes the termite to dehydrate and die. You apply the product by using a powder duster, and create a barrier around the termites so that they have to travel through it. 

You can use diatomaceous earth inside or outside your home. However, putting the substance outside your home means that you need to keep a close eye on how it is doing. It's possible for rain to cause diatomaceous earth to wash away, which will ruin the barrier you are trying to create. 

The one downside to diatomaceous earth is that it is not going to impact the nest where the termites are living to stop them from breeding. It only affects those termites that walk through the material

Boric Acid

Boric acid is a mix of natural ingredients and pesticides, which makes it less toxic than other pesticides that are out there. Boric acid works by applying it to cracks and crevices around your home with a powder duster, which will come in contact with the termites that travel through the area. The termites will die several days after coming in contact with boric acid, which means they can still cause damage until that happens.

Termite Bait

You also have the option to use termite bait stations, which do a great job of killing off those termites. Bait stations work by placing them in the ground around your home, which attracts the termites as they travel to your home. You'll need a lot of bait stations to cover the home's perimeter and ensure that all termites coming into the home notice the bait.

Bait stations require that you check them regularly to see where the termite activity is located. If you find a bait station that is empty, replace the bait station and place several more in the ground around that area. Since this is a main entry point for the termites, the bait will be more likely to attract them all.

Contact a professional to learn more about termite control