If left unchecked, termites can cause irreparable structural damage to your home.

Fortunately, there are dozens of termite control methods that can help protect your home from these destructive pests.

Not sure which termite prevention and control methods are right for you? We’re here to help.

Here’s everything you need to know about how to find the best termite prevention and control method for your home.

Termite Bait Systems

Why bother putting forth the effort to track down and kill termites yourself, when you can give them the tools to wipe themselves out?

Bait systems are one of the more hands-off termite treatment options. But, if used well, they can be an extremely effective way to knock out an entire termite colony.

Bait stations attract termites, who then bring the toxic bait back to their nests.

The most significant downside to termite bait systems is they can pose a threat to pets and small children if placed incorrectly.

Wood Treatments

One of the most effective termite prevention methods is to pretreat at-risk materials before termites ever get a chance to attack.

Wood treatments are liquid treatments that you can spray, brush, or roll onto the wood.

As it dries, the liquid treatment soaks into the wood for long term protection from termites.

Wood treatments generally work best as a deterrent. But, they can be an effective way to drive away any termites or other wood-damaging insects that may have already taken up residence in your walls.

The biggest downside to wood treatments is the fact that you need to be able to access the wood you need to treat. And that could mean having to remove some drywall.

But, if you’re willing to go cause a little superficial damage in the name of long term security, wood treatments may be the right choice for you.

Soil Barrier Systems

Another highly effective way to protect your home from termites is to stop them from getting on your property in the first place.

By applying a specific type of termite spray to the perimeter of your property, you can deter termites from invading your yard, and your home.

While barrier systems can be useful for a while, they can require frequent touch-ups to stay at full strength.

Professional Termite Control

DIY treatments can be effective at preventing, killing, and controlling termites. But, they’re not one-size-fits-all solutions.

It can take some time to find the right method for your home, and in the meantime, termites can cause some severe damage.

By far, the best way to keep your home safe from termites is to call in a professional.

A professional pest control service will be able to figure out the best termite treatment for your environment the first time.

A professional service will also be able to create a maintenance plan, so you won’t have to worry about termites reinvading anytime soon.

Finding the Best Way to Control Termites

Deciding which termite control option is best for you can be tricky. And, while you can try out any of the DIY options listed above, calling in a professional is the easiest way to ensure your home’s safety.

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