People are drawn to do-it-yourself (DIY) methods because they believe they have the talent for it and they want save money. DIY methods can be effective in some areas, but when it comes to termite removal, they can be ineffective and downright dangerous.
Here are the most commonly used DIY methods to exterminate termites.
And why, if you’re dealing with termites in Phoenix, they’re a bad idea.
Termite Barrier Methods
Used by most professionals, the barrier treatment is used to protect a building by surrounding it with a pesticide “moat” like a castle. The chemical is injected into the soil and under the foundational slab to keep termites from entering.
The DIY method to do this is to buy or even rent the special equipment needed. This amounts to an overwhelming amount of work and high expenses for the average homeowner.
If this method is done wrong then you have not only sunk a significant amount of money into this project, but hours of wasted work.
Trust Budget Brothers Termite and Pest Elimination for Phoenix termite removal.
Termite Baiting Systems
Baiting is just as it sounds: you put out bait to attract termite workers to kill the colony. The best bait contain insect growth regulator (IGR), which the workers take back to the colony.
The insecticide kills off the younger termites, leaving no one to replace the workers as they die off. The colony then dies from starvation over a period of time.
Some resourceful DIY-ers can get ahold of IGR, but most of the time is only available to be purchased by licensed pest control companies. IGR is dangerous and must be handled carefully and works best when combined with a barrier method.
Hiring Budget Brothers Termite & Pest Elimination is the best idea when it comes to termite removal.
Removing Termite Infested Wood
If you’re dealing with a major infestation, then you have infested wood in your home. A DIY method is to remove the wood and replace it. This can easily turn into a large remodeling job.
There are many ways this can go wrong. You may remove wood that’s part of a load-baring wall and do more damage to your home.
Contact Budget Brothers Termite and Pest Elimination for an evaluation. We’ll help you with your termite removal before you have to contact a contractor.
Natural Termite Remedies
Wet cardboard traps are safe, chemical free, and cheap. You set a wet piece of cardboard next to the termite colony. Once the termites begin eating the cardboard you remove and burn it. Keep repeating until you think they’re gone.
The keyword being, “think” for that DIY method. Whether you’ve killed all of the termites or not, you will never know.
For an expert Phoenix termite removal, call Budget Brothers.
Don’t DIY, Call Us
DIY is great for a lot of things but not termite control.
If you have a termite problem, then you do not take matters into your own hands. It can be dangerous to you, your family, and your home. And worst of all, you may spend a lot of money and time without solving the problem.
When you work with the professionals at Budget Brothers Termite & Pest Elimination, you get fast and affordable service. An expert termite removal technician will come to your house, assess the situation, and get started on removal. And with a warranty available, even if they come back, we’ll be there.