3 Reasons Why DIY Termite Control May Be Harmful!

Fun facts about termites

  • Termites can cause structural damage to a home in 6 months
  • A mature colony consists of 350,000 termite workers who consume 31 grams of wood in a day.

With these facts, you can imagine the detrimental impact to your home if you subject to damage risks while seeking DIY solutions!

In today’s standard of living, where most home owners are engaged in busy work schedule, DIY pest control solutions have become a popular and common trend to pick up at home. Be it, renovation, carpentry, painting works etc – DIY has form a common lifestyle habit. Because of its low cost nature, most of us would be drawn to DIY solutions as a quick and cheap fix remedy.

While some pests infestation which are still in controllable stage and could be managed diligently with proper housekeeping and simple DIY pest control solutions, termite on the other hand is a destructive pest to a home which DIY solutions might not be suitable to adopt. Homeowners could subject to some risks and disadvantages such as:

Reason 1: Harmful to your health

Some of the off the shelve termiticides may be toxic to humans and incorrect application and dilution process can pose harm to your family’s health and safety. Hence, it is important to have a professional and licensed termite pest control to perform chemical application to your home.

Reason 2: Possibility of financial loss

As you might have insufficient knowledge or ability to identify the root source of the termite infestation, performing DIY pest control solutions in a less precise and targeted manner could mean driving existing termites to forage to other parts of your home, prolonged infestation and resulting in further damages with costlier salvaging needs.

Reason 3: No warranty to temporary termite solution

There is different termite species that requires different treatment and methods, and a “1 size fits all” DIY pest control solution might not work in getting rid of the specific termites present in your home. This results in delay treatment, and can potentially cause quick and further damage to your home.