Is DIY termite control a good idea?


It is possible to treat termite infestations yourself, but it is highly recommended for home and business owners to call in the professionals where termites are involved.


Here’s why.


The cost of equipment is expensive

Firstly, there is a lot of equipment required to carry out a quality extermination of a termite infestation. Pest sprays won’t cut it, you’re going to need concrete drills, injection rods, a high-pressure pump and a large tank before you even start thinking about the pesticide itself. If you don’t already have this equipment, it will set you back a fair amount of money. It is true that it is possible to use more common pieces of equipment to carry out the job, such as a wheelbarrow, standard household drill and pieces of pipe, however, these will make the job less effective and will take longer overall.


Pesticides can be dangerous

Secondly, pesticides are powerful chemical products which are dangerous if not handled correctly. You’ll need a lot of the resources to complete a full termite extermination and having this much pesticide in your home is particularly dangerous if you live with pets or small children. The pesticide must be injected into the soil, and if this is not done correctly, it will cause harm to the surrounding environment and could cause a future hazard to people and animals.


It’s extremely time-consuming

Thirdly, it takes a lot of time to get rid of a termite infestation, even when you know what you are doing. This is not an enjoyable task for the average DIY enthusiast to undertake over a weekend. Our skilled professionals will be able to get the job done more quickly and will know how to deal with any setbacks they might encounter along the way, leaving you free to enjoy your spare time.


So, is DIY termite control a good idea? We think it boils down to this, would you trust an unequipped novice to rid your home of termites? Or would you prefer the skilled professional with years of experience under their belt and all the equipment they need to guarantee a good job done? We know which one we’d choose.


To speak to the professionals about termite inspections or termite control, give us a call today!

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