Is It Dangerous to Eradicate Termites by Yourself?

Slide 38 Is it Dangerous to Eradicate Termites

If you’re reading this, you’re probably thinking that you need to take action right away to protect your home from termites. But you’re in doubt so you’re here to understand the hazards of DIY (Do-It-Yourself) termite treatment.

Having said that, once you discover a termite infestation in your home, they can be difficult to eradicate because they live in colonies and they’re always looking for food by creating mud tunnels from their colony to your home.

Although termites may be small, a whole colony of termites – thousands if not millions – can inflict serious structural damage to your home in a short time. Worse still, termites can silently eat their way through your house structure so you might not even realise that your house is infested with termites.

Once you’ve noticed their presence, they may have already caused some serious damage to your home’s foundations, furniture, and maybe even your books. Not only that, but termites can also cause health and safety hazards to your family while decreasing the value of your property all at the same time.

Unfortunately, Singapore’s warm and humid weather allows termites to be active throughout the year, making termite infestation a serious problem among homeowners and property owners alike.

While you can try DIY termite extermination, there are reasons why you shouldn’t try to exterminate them yourself but instead engage professional house termites exterminators in Singapore immediately.

Why you shouldn’t try to eradicate termites yourself

Once termites have infested your home, they can be difficult to eradicate. So here’s why you shouldn’t attempt a DIY termite treatment.

Lack of equipment

Exterminating termites is different from killing ants, cockroaches, and mosquitoes. Self-help measures like baits, traps, and sprays can kill the latter to some extent but eradicating termites requires more than your store-bought termite treatment product. 

Mishandling of equipment and chemicals

Store-bought termite treatment products and equipment may have instructions on them but if you’re ill-equipped with the knowledge on the proper handling of the equipment and chemicals, you may expose yourself to danger.

Ineffective treatment

When you lack the right equipment and are ill-equipped with the proper use of chemicals, it renders your termite treatment plan ineffective and a waste of time. Not only that, but your actions can also worsen your termite problem as termites continue feeding on your house structure, causing more costly damage over time.

Rather than taking this serious yet dangerous matter into your own hands, termite extermination should be left to house termites exterminators like PestBusters. As the saying goes, let the professionals do their job.

Why should you hire a professional house termite exterminator?

If you’re not convinced why you shouldn’t try termite extermination yourself, read on to learn about the benefits of hiring professional exterminators.

  • Locate the source of your termite infestation

Treating your home for termites cannot be done in a single day because of a simple fact – termite colonies are hard to destroy if you don’t locate the source of the infestation. Spot treating the wrong location can be a costly mistake because it takes time for the treatment to work.

When you hire a house termites exterminator, they will know where to check and how to locate the source of your termite infestation. That way, they can effectively treat your termite problem.

  • Specialised termite treatment plans

Your home is your domain and protecting it from termites means ensuring the best possible protection. When you engage the professionals for termite extermination in Singapore, they will usually come up with treatment plans that are tailored to your needs and requirements.

The size of your house, the severity of termite infestation, and long-term termite prevention are important factors. Additionally, they will provide a guarantee over their work and take all the necessary steps to ensure that your house is termite-free.

  • Minimise the risk of dealing with hazardous chemicals

Although most readily available DIY termite treatment chemicals are approved for home use, you should always be careful when handling chemicals you’re not familiar with. Exposure to such chemicals can be a risky business.

The professionals, on the other hand, are trained and have sufficient expertise in handling chemicals and equipment used during any termite treatment plan. Also, they know what and where to use them in your house so that they don’t cause any harm to you and your family. 

  • Value for money

Termites can cause severe and costly structural damage to properties. If a termite infestation is left untreated, the cost may be higher than the original value of your home.

Rather than forking out your money for repairs, why not engage a professional house termites exterminator? They will usually provide you with an estimated cost covering their range of services and treatment duration. It will all be worth it in the long run.

  • Save time

You can try DIY termite treatment but it will be a waste of time and effort which might worsen your termite problem. Instead of doing so, letting the professionals do their job will save your time.

Also, they can provide quicker and more effective results for your termite problem. Subsequently, they can implement termite extermination plans and efficiently eliminate them in the shortest time possible.

At PestBusters, we employ the following strategies to eradicate termites from your home:

  • Spot treatment where we only treat the infested area. After one week, we’ll return for a follow-up. If there’s an active infestation, we’ll continue the treatment until there’s no active infestation. 
  • Whole house inspection + treatment where we inspect the whole house for signs of active infestation and treat areas where the infestation is detected. After one week, we’ll return for a follow-up visit to determine whether there’s an active infestation. If so, we’ll continue the treatment until there’s no active infestation.
  • Foaming treatment allows us to drill holes measuring 3-5mm into hidden areas and pump chemical substances into them. After two weeks, we’ll return for a follow-up.
  • The Exterra Above Ground Baiting System is where baits are placed on the infested areas. Every 2 weeks, we replenish the baits until the colonies are eradicated. This treatment may take longer, ranging from 2 to 6 months depending on the size of the colony.
  • Prodding treatment is where we inject chemicals along the base of the tree to eradicate any active termites in the tree. After two weeks, we’ll return for a follow-up.

If you suspect there’s a termite infestation in your home, don’t wait too long to contact us as you may prolong the chance of termite infestation in and around your house.  Contact us at (+65) 6288 2828 or 24-hour response (+65) 9180 9990 or enquire online today for the total pest control services!