Ways to Detect and Control Termites in Your Home

When you think and talk about pest control, what usually comes to mind are termites. These pesky little creatures will pay you a surprise with destroyed posts, walls, and beams. They can go to the extent of chewing up your treasured photo albums and books, shoes, clothes that are neatly stored in boxes, or cabinets placed in the attic. They can even be the cause of your ceiling falling off if you are unable to detect their infestations in early stages. If you would want to have means and ways of identifying them before they turn your home into a disaster, here are some important suggestions.

What you need to know initially is what type of termites has infested your home or property. You need to inspect the entire house, all the way from your yard to the inside areas of your home. There are those termites that would start from the ground, and you can be lucky to find them in the garden soil in your garden. This subterranean kind of pests should be controlled using a termite control Adelaide product that has been specifically made for the ground. When you are out there looking for this product, make sure its primary use is the soil even if it is written soil and wood. Check it and follow the instructions very carefully. Most of these products have a very high concentration of chemicals such that they need to be dissolved in water before use.

Check out all the areas in your house that are made of wood to find out if there are any holes or burrows. Most regions that have high humidity attract the dry wood termites. Most of the time, you will find most hardware stores and home improvement shops storing anti-termite products that are specifically used on dry-wood. The products do vary in their mode of application. The most common are sprayed or painted on the areas affected, but almost all the types have to be diluted in water just as those that are used for soil.

Termite baits can be used in the meanwhile to reinforce the termite control chemicals that you have applied. Whenever you use the termite killer products, there are those areas that are deep inside your home walls, soil, posts and other places that cannot be reached. Baits can be used to kill those that are still in hiding when you applied the control chemicals using whichever mode of application.

You need to know that these measures will only assist you to control termite infestation in your home. They aren’t measures to completely eradicate termites or other pests, if any. If you feel that you have a serious invasion of termites in your home; you can seek the help of a professional termite control Adelaide service company. They will help you to detect and kill all these insects.