How to Kill Termites

how to kill termites

Killing Termites

Termites.  If you have them, it sucks to be you. I am sorry. They can wreak havoc on your home and potentially destroy it. Its OK though, you came to the right place. Take a deep breath and continue reading. Killing termites is a pain in the ass, I’m not going to sugarcoat it for you. You can do it without professionals though, most of the time. This is why we are here.

One good method to kill termites is with termitcide which is basically a pesticide targeted at the nasty little critters. Premise 2 is the product that you use to treat the soil that is infested. Make sure to treat the whole surrounding area to effectively kill the termites. Another popular product to treat the soil with is Termidor. Different chemicals are needed to treat wood that is being eaten away by termites. The best one is Bora Care. These will usually kill most if not all of the termites.

Another method used to kill termites is called baiting. This is just basically leading them to the slaughter which is very, very enjoyable. Everyone likes a good slaughter, right?  This method is used for killing subterranean or ground termites. Termite baiting is placing various baits in the ground that will lure the termites and kill them. Placing them around the house is a good way to keep them out. This is the best way to wipe out a colony instead of constantly killing them. There are many products out there that are very effective for termite bait:

  • Advance Termite Bait System
  • Exterra
  • Sentricon
  • Homechoice Termite Baiting Dectors
  • Terminate
  • Smartdisk

Tenting is another method used for killing termites but can be a bit expensive. You can rent a large tent that will enclose your house or hire someone. What you do is raise the temperature for a bit like a half hour or so. Termites can’t survive in the heat, so you will kill just about all of them by doing this. You can also get a tent or hire someone, and treat your house with chemicals but stay away for awhile if you do this because… Well, chemicals can be dangerous. Don’t be a damn idiot and fumigate the house with you still inside. You will probably die. Death by stupidity, that is what your obituary will say, I’ll make sure of it.

A preemptive strike against the termites is to use pretreated wood when you build your house. The wood is treated with chemicals that will kill the termites if they try to bring down your house. If you’ve tried all this and anything else you can think of to kill the termites, it might be time to bring in the professionals. You can hire these trained killers to do the job for you. It can be a little pricey so I suggest looking around. Unless money is of no concern for you then don’t even bother with the other methods, just skip to this one. If that is the case, then you should also donate some money to a charity, the charity of me. I’ll take a check or cash.