How to Kill Termites Yourself (also, how to prevent them in the first place)

Ok, first off, the most obvious and effective option, the best one really, is to just call a good exterminator or pest control company in your

area and have them come out and do what it is that they specialize in (eliminating pests and bugs such as termites). Keep in mind that a good-sized termite colony can completely destroy a home beyond repair in around 3 years, so if you’re on the fence about whether or not to pay a professional, especially if

you know you’ve got termites, you should probably do it. Now, that being said, if you want to try to do it yourself at home, I’ll give you a few tips and products you can try, as well as information on how to spot termites and determine if you’ve even got them in the first place, as well as how to prevent them if you don’t have them or you do have them and you don’t want them to come back after you’ve killed them the first time. You’ll notice that the overriding theme when it comes to preventing them is to keep wood from touching soil or water, so that’s what you need to keep a lookout for.

How to detect and prevent termites

Here are 5 simple steps you can take to prevent termites, plus how to detect them if you’re not sure if you’ve got them or not:

How to kill termites yourself with bait sticks and sprays

The bait sticks in question that you see him using (these have become the default favorite method of eliminating termites in North America) are these: Spectrum Terminate Termite Stakes, the liquid stuff you see him spraying at the base of the fence is this: Spectracide Termite Killer, and the foam that he sprays into the cracks in the concrete is this stuff: Termite Kill Foam. Here’s what to do with them:

Additional Resources and Further Reading

Everything you ever wanted to know about termites, how to kill them, and more: