Fort Myers Pest Control: Tip 3 “Should I DIY or Hire a Professional Termite Exterminator?”

Sentricon System

This is the 3rd of 7 Tips to Prevent Termites from Eating You Out of House & Home which can be downloaded for FREE from my library of eBooks.

Disclaimer: I am a professionally trained termite exterminator. On this particular issue, I am CLEARLY biased. :) With that said, I still believe that it’s important to empower you to learn how to exterminate termites, should you choose to do it yourself.

There are two common treatment methods that exterminators will use. If you can get your hands on either of these treatments, I wish you the best of luck. But I will say that termite inspections and treatment methods can be highly specialized procedures, so be extremely careful. Otherwise leave it up to a QualityPro certified termite exterminator who has specific tools and techniques for inspection and application of materials.

Subterranean termite treatments are generally broken down into two categories:

  1. Termite bait systems
  2. Liquid termite treatments

Termite bait systems:
The Sentricon System® is the first and most successful termite baiting system. It has been proven to eliminate termite colonies by independent research at 30 universities, reported in 45 published scientific articles, and by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Sentricon uses only a few grams of active ingredient in a cellulose matrix that termites love to eat. This termite bait is placed strategically in in-ground Sentricon stations in areas where termites are or may be active. Termites feed on the termite bait and share it with nest-mates until the colony dies. The Sentricon System® requires no drilling in floors or foundations, no digging or trenching and no gallons of chemical solution injected in the soil.

Liquid barrier treatments:
These treatments involve creating a protected zone in the soil around the perimeter of your home to prevent entry by termites. In some cases, it may may require drilling through foundations and floors. New chemistry, such as Altriset from DuPont, can provide extremely effective control with very low impact on the environment.

7 Tips to Prevent Termites from Eating You Out of House and HomeIf you elected to hire a termite exterminator, (s)he should continue to monitor for any new colonies that move in. Otherwise if you’re a DIY’er, make sure to keep a keen eye on these little buggers so that they do not re-infiltrate your fortress!

By the way, does your current Fort Myers pest control company offer you:

Call (800) 314-8813 or contact us online for help with your termite problem.