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Termite Guide - How to Kill Termites
Welcome to the Termites
Guide - a guide to how to get rid of termites. This website covers all of
the basics - from how you can tell if your home is infested with termites,
to improvements to make to keep them from getting in, to specific
explanation of how each termite control product works and what the
advantages and disadvantages of each one are.
The pages below will help you in trying to figure out a number of
key things: 1) Do you really have termites, or some other
flying insect like ants?2) What kind of termites do you
have? The treatment options will differ.3) How did you get
them, and how can you stop them in the future?
Do you have them?
Exterminator - If you think you do have termites, it's extremely hard to
get rid of them on your own. On this page, you can fill out a quick form and
get price quotes from exterminators in your area for inspections,
preventative treatments, or elimination of existing colonies in your home.
You can also get quotes on inspections for real estate sales (i.e., if
you're thinking of buying a place and want it checked out first).
Termites - Some more photos to help you identify them.
How to do a
Termite Inspection - This page covers how to do a termite inspection
yourself, the signs of termites, links to pictures of what to look for and
pictures of termites, as
well as the basics about getting a professional inspection done.
Basic Information About Termites:
Termite Colonies - Information on the social structure of termites, and
how a colony is formed and functions.
Damage from Termites - Info on what kind of damage you can expect if your
home has termites.
Keep in mind - there are other bugs that also eat wood and can mimic the signs
of a termite infestation. You need to consider the possibility that you've got
one of those instead - especially if you're seeing stuff that looks like
sawdust. Here's some info on the common ones:
Old House Borers
Kinds of Termites:
Flying Termites - This is what people see most commonly and what often
prompts a call to the exterminator. It is a caste used solely for reproducing
and founding new nests, and is not a different species.
Drywood Termites - This is a specific species of termite that lives in
wood, and does not burrow into the soil. They have to be treated differently
from the regular kind, because baits and other methods will not work on them.
Subterranean Termites - This is the most common kind, and it lives all
throughout the United States.
Termites - An imported type, this one comes from Asia and lives mainly in
the South in the U.S. - it is very damaging to property and can destroy your
home much more quickly than other varieties.
Protection - A list of different ways you can try to prevent
termites from infesting your home in the first place. Some of these are
natural and non-chemical, so it's a good place to start if you want to
minimize pesticide use.
General Ways to Kill Termites:
Liquid Termite Treatment - Liquid termiticides are sprayed around your
house to kill or repel any termites coming into contact with them.
2) Termite Baits
- The other major way to kill termites, baits are placed around your home and
gradually kill off a colony by spreading small amounts of pesticides through
Borate Termite Treatment - Borate treatments are applied directly to wood
in your house, sort of like a coat of paint. This is best done when the house
is being constructed, however.
4) Fumigation - A method that only works on a specific species, the drywood
termite, that is common in the Southernmost parts of the United States.
5) Electrocution - This is an option for treating localized drywood termite
7) Cooling - Using liquid nitrogen, some companies will treat localized
drywood termite infestations this way.
8) MicrowavesSpecific Products:
Bayer Advanced Termite Killer (DIY granules)
Sentricon Termite Control (bait)
Bora Care (borate)
Jecta Gel (borate)
Spectrum (DIY bait)
Permethrin Pro (liquid)
How long does it
take to establish a termite colony?
termites die from sunlight?
What should I do
about termites in a tree?
long do termite treatments last?
What happens to my house?
often should I get my house inspected?
history of termites hurt the value of a house?
What do I
do if I see a termite swarm near my house?
clean the mud tubes off my house once it's been treated?
What is a termite bond?
What is a termite letter?
have to worry about termites if my foundation is made of concrete?
does it cost to get a house treated for termites?
How did I get them?
get termites from used furniture?
I have termites
in a shed in my yard - can they get over to my house?
bring termites with you when moving from an old home to a new one?
Will using mulch
near my house attract termites?
Can I get infested by bringing swarming termites home with me?
termites travel in cargo containers or boxes?
be attracted to my house by humidity?
spread termites to other places if I have them in my home?
What can they eat?
termites eat through concrete slabs?
eat drywall / sheetrock?
Are they dangerous?
Can termites bite
Pest Control Information By State:
Each page below will help people who live in a specific state, both with
information they may need to know about the local laws and with a listing of
exterminators in their area.
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