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How To Prepare A Homemade Termite Killer

Posted by Mr. Hachis | On: Aug 25 2010

For those people who are ecologically conscious, finding a way to make a homemade termite killer might become a priority if termites are around your house or you think you might be susceptible to termite infestation. The most effective way to get rid of termites is with chemicals, but some people just aren’t comfortable with using chemicals which has prompted them to try and find a homemade termite killer that will be effective and easy to use. Unfortunately, there is no easy homemade termite killer that has proven to be as effective as chemicals.

But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a way to get rid of termites without the use of chemicals. Termites are resilient creatures who simply look for a food source and “go to work”. The best homemade termite killer you can employ is to remove their food source. That means getting wet wood dry, cleaning up damp leaves around the base of your home, and making sure that there are no miniscule entryways for termites to enter your home and begin their damage.

Unlike other pests, you can’t sprinkle some hot pepper sauce on them or spray them with a vinegar and water mixture to kill them. They’ll live through it and continue to breed despite your best efforts. Don’t try these methods as they will only cause you frustration and make you angry that you can’t use a homemade termite killer to get rid of these unwelcome guests.

One web page that we found suggests that you take a cardboard box and wet it down. Then you place it around your home and monitor it. Termites like soft food and the weakened cardboard – that is made of wood – makes it a great buffet for invading termites. Once you find termites in the damp cardboard, take it somewhere and burn it and then continue the process. It takes diligence, but eventually, you’ll gain control – at least somewhat.

Another poster on this web page went to a local home improvement store and bought some termite bait for $18.88. She placed it around the foundation of her home and changed it as the box said. Since she monitored it faithfully and changed the bait according to directions, she found that she didn’t get a termite problem at all. What is funny about her story is that a pest control company came out to assess her home and give her an estimate on how she could control termites. Their estimate was over $1,300! In her quest for a homemade termite killer, she found a commercial product that worked just as well as a pest control company’s but for much, much, much less the cost.

Use common sense when trying to come up with a homemade termite killer and be diligent about your efforts. If you take the time to pay attention to your home, you will eventually be able to come up with a homemade termite killer that will meet all of your needs and keep your home safe.

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1 Comment

  1. Raja Mahendran says:

    Hi I found the article very interesting. I like to point out that the methods described in the article is going to kill a few hundred termites that are foraging outside the colony. The colony could be thousands or millions of termites! Unless the colony is eradicated the house continues to be threatened. Those who are concerned about chemicals - and chemical treatments do not eradicate the colony anyway - should consider termite baiting systems like Exterra. The active ingredient in the system is safer than salt but very potent to termites and eradicates the colony. For more information please see . . .

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