Should You DIY A Termite Infestation? Part 1

Termites are one of the most destructive pests. On average, termites damage about 600,000 homes in the United States a year, and the average repair for a termite infestation that caused damage is $3,000 for a homeowner. Of course, that number can go up or down, depending on the size of the infestation and how long the termites have been there undetected.

Arizona Termite Specialists is a termite company that has been helping homeowners and business owners with termite infestations for over 20 years. We’ve dedicated our lives to this one tiny pest so that you can have peace of mind that your home and office space are protected.

With so many DIY shows, many people believe that they can DIY any job, including a termite infestation. Below, we’ll take a look at the pros and cons of DIYing your termite problem. Contact us today for a termite inspection!


Chemicals Involved

Let’s be honest, to get rid of pests you have to kill them, and since insects (for the most part) aren’t cannibalistic, you have to poison them to kill them. There are more extreme methods of killing pests, such as with fire, but no one wants to burn down their house; the objective is to save their house.

Unless you are a chemist or you have studied poisons, it can be extremely difficult to decipher the ingredients in chemicals and know exactly what they do. Many hardware stores or other superstores will sell you over-the-counter pest chemicals that will kill termites. However, what else will this chemical that you are spraying near your home kill? And is this a risk you want to take around your kids and your pets?

Arizona Termite Specialists in the Mesa area suggests that you don’t DIY your termite infestation due to the very nature of getting rid of them. When you partner with a professional termite control company such as ourselves, you can rest assured we know exactly what is in our products and will not put you, your family, or your beloved pets at risk.


Many people visit their local hardware store, buy some pesticide of some sort, and begin haphazardly spraying away where they think the termites are at, or where they have seen them or seen signs of them. In truth, this method will be a far cry from solving your termite infestation problem.

The barrier method is used by a lot of pest control companies, including termite companies, to create a barrier around your home. The idea is to surround your home with a chemical treatment to keep the insects out and away from your home. This method does work well — when applied properly in the soil and under the foundations. However, if you’ve never done this before, odds are, you will misapply the chemicals, and in the end, you will have wasted a lot of time, effort, and money on an inefficient and ineffective means of solving your termite infestation.

When you partner with Arizona Termite Specialists in the Mesa area, our expert termite technicians have almost 20 years of experience in detecting, locating, and then eradicating termites. We know how to apply Termidor®, our method of choice for termite eradication, and we know where. Even if you rent equipment to help you DIY your termite infestation, odds are, it won’t work.


For the above reasons and many more, Arizona Termite Specialists near Mesa does not recommend that you DIY your termite infestation. Instead, you should call your local termite company for help.

Arizona Termite Specialists has spent the last 20 years ensuring your home or business is termite-free. We are experts at termites and termites behavior. We understand where they live, how they live, their life cycle, and how to remove them from your residential or commercial space for good. We understand the complexity of a termite colony and how it operates. And we understand how to go about ridding termites carefully and safely.

When you partner with us for your termite problem, we will do our best to find all of the termites on your property and get rid of them. While they themselves don’t understand trespassing, we do. Termites can cause thousands of dollars to your home or business, so the sooner you stop the problem, the less costly it will be.

At best, DIY termite control is a temporary solution that probably won’t work. If you want your termites gone for good, call Arizona Termite Specialists today. We serve Apache Junction, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Gilbert, Peoria, Mesa and the surrounding communities with exceptional termite control services. We are available to answer any questions you might have about termites or our termite services. Call us today for a termite infestation!

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