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Termite and Pest Control Methods

By Kent Wrotham Subscribe to RSS | November 29th 2011 | Views:

For a safe and clean environment, your home and its surroundings should be maintained well. Your home should be free from pests, insects and termites. Though insects and termites are small creatures, they can be a great nuisance. Cockroaches and mice can make your life in your kitchen miserable. They try to conquer your kitchen. Biting insects like spiders, mosquitoes, bedbugs and fleas can create a health hazard. Termites eat through your wood and weaken the internal structure of your home.

Pest Control Techniques to keep termites away.

We all know that prevention is better than cure. Hence, to prevent termites and Control Pest and other insects from invading your home, a few preventive measures need to adopted such as:

• To keep termites at bay from causing structural damage to your home, you have to be proactive about pest prevention.

• Identify and repair all sources of water leaks in your home. Termites are available near any water source. So, you need to get rid of any pooling or standing water around your home. You have to keep your waterlines and gutters clean to prevent any leakage.

• The conditions that are ideal for termites are heavy vegetation, excess building materials and stack of firewood. So, make sure to avoid these conditions at your home.

• For decks, fences and patios use pressure treated wood to avoid termites.

• Make sure that there are no cracks in your home’s foundation. If there are any, do not forget to seal them up.

• Always prevent moisture from accumulating in your home, crawl space areas and in attic. Ensure proper ventilation in these areas.

Different Ways of killing Termites

The quickest and the most conventional way of Termite Protection is termiticide. There are different types of termiticides available in the market. The liquid termiticides are the most demanded solution for termite’s problem. Liquid termiticides come in two types – repellents and non-repellents. Repellents make the insects go while non-repellents kill them directly. Employing liquid termiticides require expertise and a lot of focus. You also need to be well-equipped with the tools and techniques used during this treatment.

There are traditional pesticides that are cheap but are harmful for plants, animals, environment as well as for humans. There are also modern termiticides that are not dangerous for the living beings and the environment. The only problem is that these are expensive and are not affordable for everyone.

Another treatment available for termites is bait treatment. Bait treatments have a long lasting effect and are appropriate for homeowners. These are safe for children and pets. But bait treatments are very expensive.

Every home owner wishes to have her home free from pests, insects and termiticides. Hence, it is important to use termite protection and pest control methods. A home free from insects, pests, termites and other biting insects is very safe for children and pets.

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This article tells you Termites and how they can be killed. It gives information about various Termite Protection methods and which method is safe for children and pets.

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