DIY Termite Treatment

Some people may consider a DIY (Do It Yourself) termite treatment. We do not recommend that you attempt DIY for termites. In order to correctly apply a termite treatment, you must be able to identify termite entry points or high risk areas for termite entry. This requires a detailed knowledge of termite behaviour, which a professional termite specialist possesses. Termites are often undetected by the homeowner as they may be unaware of the signs of a termite infestation.

In addition, the chemicals that can be bought from your local hardware store are not the same as those that are used for termite control by our termite specialist in Melbourne. They also need to be applied in a specific manner in order to work correctly.

Termite traps are a useful tool, however in order for them to be effective, you need an understanding of termite behaviour to place them in the right location, which is why we recommend they be installed professional termite specialist. If you do find termites in the traps, the termite bait should be applied by a licensed professional.

Attempting a DIY termite treatment can make it more difficult for a termite specialist to apply the correct treatment. If incorrect methods are used, termites are often disturbed and retreat into other areas of a home that may be harder to access for treatment. And if termite baiting is the best method of treatment, disturbing termites can make them shy away from termite baits, making it difficult to gain control over the termite colony.

In most cases where people have tried a DIY termite treatment, they eventually end up engaging a professional termite specialist to get rid of their termites. Unfortunately, by trying to solve the problem themselves, they experience more termite damage and more costs than if they had employed a professional termite specialist at the outset.

If you have a termite problem, please call us before you attempt any DIY treatment. We can provide you with the best advice to get rid of your termites as quickly and as easily as possible.

However, there are many things that you can do around your home to make it less attractive to termites. Find out our top tips for looking after your home.