Purchase a plastic stake bait system designed for termites. These bait systems are designed to lure termites to the bait so that it can be confirmed that there are termites under the house. Inside the bait traps are wooden stakes. Surrounding these wooden stakes are holes that the termites can enter through.
Put the plastic stakes in the ground at various points around the home. If there is a termite colony, the termites will come to the bait and chew on it.
Check the bait stakes periodically to see if any termites have entered.
Replace the bait stakes with special stakes that contain pesticides designed to kill the subterranean termites.
Change the bait stakes every week until they are no longer consumed by the termites.
Purchase a termite insecticide containing fipronil.
Locate cracks where termites can potentially enter the home.
Pump the liquid termite killer into the soil near these areas.
Recheck for signs of termite damage to see if you’ve sealed all of the termite entry points.
Things You Will Need
- Termite bait
- Termite pesticide
- Termites can be identified by mud-like substances found on wood in the house, termite wings lying around in the house, actual termites in the wood, swarmer termites flying around in large quantities outside the home, termite tubes, sawdust, small holes, paint bubbles on painted wood surfaces and hollow wood.
- There are some natural remedies that can prevent termite infestation such as reducing the moisture around the house, keeping wood out of the lawn, sealing cracks, keeping tree branches from touching the house and using termite-resistant wood like redwood, juniper and cedar.