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5 Reasons Not to DIY a Termite Treatment

December 22, 2023

There are many DIY jobs one can tackle over the weekend. Place stepping stone, paint touch ups and minor hedge/tree trimming. One job that is best left to the pros is termite treatment. Here are 5 reasons to reconsider and DIY termite treatments. 

Treatment Expenses

You may be able buy jugs of reasonably priced termite solutions at hardware stores, the reality is, you would be paying a top dollar per gallon over hiring a professional company. Almost about double the price.

Techniques on treatment

To thoroughly treat a home for termites in the correct and effective way, angle and strait drilling through concrete and accessing crevices with special equipment would be necessary to complete the application properly.

Termiticide Amount

An effective termite treatment for the average single family home could range from 125 – 275 gallons of termiticide solution.  Harvesting up to 300 gallons of anything, let alone a potentially dangerous chemical like termiticide is enough to abort your DIY termite control plans.

Using the Latest Chemicals

It is wise to use the one of the latest termite chemical compounds engineered to create a barrier and kill  any existing termites. To avoid any The best and most recent products should be used on your termite control project, which is usually commercial grade.

Time

Considering the large amount of solution and the techniques required, you might find yourself in in an awkward position or in a tight space digging and drilling through concrete for many hours.  Spending this much time will lead to fatigue and trying to rush through the job. This will effect the quality of the treatment. 

Save time, money and fatigue and call the pros at Essential Pest Control. We offer free inspections! 520-886-3029

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