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DIY vs Professional Termite Service

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

DIY termite control solutions that are promoted as a cheaper alternative to rid of 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.

  • It is crucial to ensure that the DIY products that you are using are in line with the Pesticide Act 1974 - Pesticide (Licensing For Sale And Storage For Sale) Rules, 2007.

  • Weekly constant monitoring is needed during the treatment progress and afterwards because although visually you can’t see the termites anymore, it is probable to be 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 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.

  • At Rentokil, our Specialised Termite Control Team is equipped with in-depth termite knowledge and local expertise to deploy the correct termite control recommendations. Besides obtaining internal and external trainings, our team are also licensed Pesticide Control Applicator (Department of Agriculture Malaysia).

  • A complimentary 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 Site Risk Assessment to ensure that all treatments carried out in your premises are conducted in a safely 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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