How To Get Rid of Termites in Your Home

McDuffie Termite Control

Getting rid of termites usually takes professional-strength chemicals applied by professionals who know how to locate nests and tunnels. In some cases, the termites might be in your walls. Termite services to get rid of termites in the walls might include drilling – but there’s a better way. We can tent your house, which will spread the poison throughout your house, including the walls, and will also treat the ground next to your house.

McDuffie Pest Control will come out and assess the termite infestation, then discuss the best way to get rid of the termites.

How to Get Rid of Termites in Walls

Termites threaten the structural integrity of your home because they eat away so much of the wood, including floor joists and other support boards. They’ll eat through a wall before you even notice it. It’s hard to notice termites because they make underground tunnels, and then they get into your walls and other places you can’t see or normally wouldn’t look.

So, how to get rid of termites in walls? It’s not that easy – not without tenting your home. If you see signs of termites near your home, such as in an old stump, you can try to eradicate them naturally – before they start tunneling toward your home. But, if they are already in your home, they work fast and could destroy the structure of your home before natural remedies make a dent in the infestation.

Get Rid of Termites

Knowing how to get rid of termites in house is more than spraying or spreading something that is poisonous to the pests. With non-professional-strength chemicals or natural chemicals, you most likely won’t kill all of the termites. And, with some of the natural methods, the workers might not bring the substance to the queen. While you can learn how to get rid of termites naturally, those methods are best for a nest that is further from your house or to help prevent the termites from getting to your house in the first place.

You can spray a liquid termite barrier. While it will kill some of the termites, it might not kill all of them. This method is best to use to create a “wall” between the termites and the outside of your house.

Poisoned bait is another way to get rid of termites, but again, if the workers don’t bring it back to the queen, or if all of the workers don’t eat it, you’ll constantly be fighting termites.

Natural methods, such as boric acid, beneficial nematodes and diatomaceous earth, can help keep termites away and will even kill some. Still, these methods are not aggressive enough to kill the termites if you already have an infestation. Also, while many people consider boric acid as a natural deterrent, it is still a chemical, and you should make sure to keep it away from pets and kids.

Contact McDuffie Pest Control

If you see signs of termites around your yard, you might try the natural remedies to get rid of them. But, if the termites are close to your house or in your house, you should contact McDuffie Pest Control for professional termite services to ensure that you kill all of them, including the queen.