Termites are a BIG issue for Dallas homeowners. They typically sneak in unannounced, slowly chewing on your home’s walls until they’ve caused irreparable damage. Because of their size, termites can be tough to detect until the infestation has become severe. It’s essential to keep an eye out for signs of a termite infestation. One way you can easily spot a termite infestation is by setting traps for them. Whether indoor or outdoor, traps can be a great way to identify and treat potential termite problems. Once you’ve identified the infestation, contact Integrity Termite & Pest Services to come and eradicate the termites once and for all.
Indoor Trap: Termidor Foam
This termite trap is a winner for anybody looking to get rid of termites in the corners or crevices of their home. Termidor Foam is a fast-acting foam that expands to fill cracks frequently. It has next to no odor, making it an excellent option for inside the home. A disclaimer is this trap should be kept far away from household pets, but it poses next to no threat to humans if used correctly.
Indoor Trap: Sentricon Bait Station
Used by pest control experts across the country, the Sentricon Bait Station is an easy way to control a termite infestation. Bait stations are shells that contain both poison and a tasty treat. The termite enters to go after the wood pulp or other attractive morsel, eats it, and takes some of the poison back with them to the colony. Over time, the bait station will spread poison throughout the territory and kill more termites.
Outdoor Trap: BioAdvanced Termite Killer
Who doesn’t love a DIY termite treatment? BioAdvanced Termite Killer gets our thumbs-up for being easy to use. The granules sprinkle like large sugar grains over moisture-prone parts of your home’s exterior. When exposed to moisture, they leach out toxins to kill nearby termites. The application is difficult to mess up, making this an excellent trap for a set-it-and-forget-it kind of homeowner. Beware the BioAdvanced Termite Killer isn’t friendly to other bugs, so you may find yourself dealing with many bug corpses after applying the trap.
Outdoor Trap: Bifen XTS
Bifen XTS is an oil-based termite trap that works to kill termites over a long period. Any termites which come into contact with Bifen XTS will die within about 24 hours. Still, the fundamental winning aspect of this termite trap is that it will continue to kill any termites that come across it for up to eight weeks after application. The biggest downside to this outdoor termite trap is its penchant for killing plant life. If you love your garden, this may not be the best option for you.
Unfortunately, these termite traps aren’t effective at completely eradicating the problem. Handling an infestation takes a multi-faceted, patient approach that a pest control expert is trained to do. Trying to DIY termite pest control will end in a barely managed infestation, whereas having professionals take care of it will get rid of it for good.
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