Sometimes, the best way to kill a pest is to use another bug, which is exactly what nematodes accomplish against termites. Nematodes have been used on and off in the past as a way to get rid of different kinds of pests, including termites. The only reason homeowners are hesitant to use them is that they are afraid nematodes will eventually take over as another type of pest. This has yet to be the prevailing case, so homeowners should consider it as a viable termite control method.
Boric acid bait.
Natural termite control methods
This is a popular method that has been used for years against a variety of pests. Boric acid baits are termiticides in powder form that are left out to be ingested by the termites where it will then kill the termite and spread the powder chemical around the termite colony. Though it still uses some toxic components, it is more compact and isolated than liquid sprays.termite control methods
Heating or freezing entire homes through fumigation techniques have worked to great effect against termite infestations. Using a similar method to chemical fumigations done by professional pest companies, temperature eradication simply encases the entire home in intense heat or cold. Not only does this create a dry and extreme environment that termites can't withstand, but it also foregoes the use of chemicals in favor of extreme temperatures, which carry a much lower risk in exposure to harmful elements.
Desiccating dusts use non-toxic diatomaceous earth or silica aerogel that can be spread in termite infested areas to kill off and prevent termites from coming back. Their inorganic quality and inability to decompose almost makes them a permanent termite control method. At the same time, however, goggles and glove should still be worn when applying desiccating dust.
In the end, however, pest control professionals can carry out natural termite control methods just as effectively as it would be doing it on your own. Contact local pest exterminator who can recommend ways to get rid of termites without resorting to chemical-based methods.
Calling a Professional While many of these termite treatments can be effective, the best solution is to use a professional. Professional grade products, both chemical and non-chemical based, are highly effective at eradicating the entire colony. Do not overlook the benefit of using a professional, especially if you have a significant infestation to conquer. These five treatments for termites can be highly effective if applied correctly. You should not use all of them at one time. In addition, you should always follow the specific directions provided by the product. If in doubt, or the treatment does not work efficiently, call a professional immediately.