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Why Are DIY Termite Solutions Harmful?

Comparing Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Treatment with Professional Termite Control Services.

DIY termite control solutions that are promoted as a cheaper alternative to rid your termite problems have been growing rapidly in the market. Many homeowners that encountered termite problems for the first time, would attempt to use this method rather than engaging a termite control specialist. 

However, there may be some risk involved when using these DIY kits.

  • Incorrect application may endanger you, your family and pets’ health.

  • Some DIY kits claim to eliminate the whole colony but if bait is not palatable to the termite species, you might end up with an ineffective solution.

  • Weekly constant monitoring is needed during the treatment progress and afterwards because although visually you can’t see the termites anymore, it is probable they are infesting other areas of your home.

Homeowners may attempt to perform their own termite control without realising the complexities involved. A professional comprehensive termite inspection will need to be carried out to determine the infested areas, level of infestation, the property’s condition, and its environment that may be ideal to the survival of termites in your home. 

Contrary to common beliefs that DIY termite control method can save you money, it can actually cost you more in the long run. Besides that, termites may build an extensive colony beneath or inside your home, which can make treatment and prevention a complex job that is best left to the termite control professionals.

Engaging Professional Pest Control Services

Effective termite control requires proper identification of the termite species and a comprehensive inspection to help determine the full extent of the infestation. By working closely with a termite specialist, you can develop a more effective and safe termite treatment plan for your home.

Rentokil Hong Kong will make the decision on the necessity of the on-site inspection, which is a full assessment on the current condition and to all accessible areas where potential termite problem might occur.

  • At Rentokil, our Specialised Termite Control Team is equipped with in-depth termite knowledge and local expertise to deploy the correct termite control recommendations.

  • A complementary termite inspection will be included when you engage with us and this is a full assessment on the current condition and to all accessible areas where potential termite problem might occur.

  • We also provide a Site Risk Assessment to ensure that all treatments carried out in your premises are conducted in a safe manner.

  • Providing you with a complete peace of mind as regular checks and subsequent monitoring are conducted after the treatment to provide ongoing protection on your property.

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  • Safe, effective, environmentally-friendly pest control
  • A broad range of termite management options to suit your home and business needs
  • With local, accredited pest controllers, we provide a rapid-response service across Hong Kong
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