Welcome to Do-It-Yourself Termite Control, a division of Do-It-Yourself Pest Control, Inc. your best resource for pest control supplies for residential and commercial control of pests, including treating termites.
For the last 30 years, customers in our stores and visitors to our web site have asked," What can I do for termites myself ?" Many times we have suggested that they get a Pest Control Service Company to do the work for Subterranean (Ground) termites, because of the many different factors, particularly on slabs or basements.
In most all cases, a service company would be needed for Drywood Termites.
1. How to do your own termite baiting, you will find the "how" of doing your own pest termite control using Termite Baits such as the Advance Termite System, Hex Pro Termite Bait Systems or Firstline Termite Bait Systems that work for Subterranean Termites.
The Advance and Hex Pro System have chitin inhibitors, similar to the system used by Sentricon. Advance and HexPro Systems are labeled for pre treatments(pre constructions) while Firstline Bait System is not labeled for pre treatments.
These two products both contain the active ingredient Fipronil and represent the cutting edge of termite treatment technology. Fipronil’s ability to go undetected by termites makes it the chemical of choice for any termite control situation.
With traditional "repellent" termiticides, any of the smallest gap in the treated soil can be detected and exploited by the termites to gain entry in the building. They will find ways around it. This is a major short-coming of the older more traditional chemicals used for termite control. Termidor SC 20 oz. or Taurus SC will yield 12- 24 gallons of finished product. The table below will show the maximum label application rates and cost per gallon of finished yield.
Yields 24 Gallons
Yields 24 gallons
$1.81 per Gallon
Signs of Termite Infestation May Include:
Subterranean Termite Appearance:
Drywood Termite Appearance:
Drywood termites are larger (up to 1/2 inch long) than the Subterranean termite.
Drywood termites diet is wood and other cellulose material, such as paper, cardboard, etc.
Recommended Products and Treatment:
The presence of termites in your home or under your home is a serious problem and should be treated by a professional pest control operator. Due to the many different factors involved we feel a professional would serve your needs better in many cases than doing it yourself.
However, we do carry a several lines of Professional Termite products.
Feel free to e- mail us or call us for further information.