Termite bait systems are a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) termite control methods you might have heard of may even be considering using. People are draw to bait or "trap" systems because of their relative ease (compared to other treatment methods), but it's important to keep in mind that termite bait systems are better suited as a preventative measure than as a treatment method.
The reason for this is that if termites are already inside your house, they are unlikely to leave your house to checkout the bait systems that are located outside your house.
Bait systems are not that difficult to use, but they do require you to be a little bit handy and they require you to check them no less than four times a year. If you do not monitor your termite bait systems, you will have no idea if you have termite activity around the outside of your home.
If you do have them in your house already you may want to look into doing a spot treatment after you identify the infested areas.
Another common method many people opt for is natural termite control. Although the term “Natural” is somewhat debatable, there are definitely methods of termite control that are more “Natural” than others and people who would rather not expose their home to the strong chemicals present in traditional fumigation are turning to some of these methods as a green alternative.
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