How To Get Rid Of Termites

How To Get Rid of Termites

The fact is, the only way to get rid of termites is to call in the experts.


Termites Close Up Termites are secretive pests, and incredibly persistent. They are also very hard to detect unless you have had years of training in termite pest control. Termites can be active in a home or commercial property for years, causing untold damage whilst remaining undetected the whole time. It takes a trained eye to be able to spot the early signs of an infestation, and chances are, if you have seen evidence of an infestation – it could already be too late to avoid the costly repairs involved with resolving the problem.


But I Want To Know How To Kill Termites

Working out how to kill termites is dependent on a whole range of environmental and geographical factors.

Successful treatment requires a thorough understanding of termite biology, familiarity with construction methods, and the proper tools and materials to actually kill the termites themselves.

Ehrlich technicians not only resolve immediate termite concerns, but monitor your home for the often difficult to spot signs of new termite activity.

People often ask us about how to get rid of termites, but the truth is the danger involved potential structural damage and the ability to use the materials involved means that we would never advise homeowners to try and get rid of termites themselves.

For more information about getting rid of termites, take a look at our Termite Treatment Services, there are also some great tips on termite prevention to help you keep your property termite-free.

Alternatively call us at or complete an online booking form to arrange a free termite inspection for your home or business.

Here are some great tips for preventing termite infestations – follow these and you may never have to worry about getting rid of termites!
  • Don't fix wooden trellises to exterior walls
  • Keep mulch, wood debris, scrap lumber, sawdust and firewood away from your home. If you do keep firewood outside your house during the winter, keep it raised and off the ground
  • Don't stack, store or bury wood debris adjacent to your home
  • Trim all shrubs, bushes and other dense greenery away from the foundation of your home. Move mulch away from the foundation as well
  • Remove infested trees and stumps
  • Repair leaking faucets and water lines, both indoors and outdoors
  • Fix leaky roofs and gutters
  • Don't allow leaves to accumulate in gutters and drains
  • Grade soil so that water (including air-conditioning condensation) runs away from foundations
  • Ventilate crawl spaces and attics to reduce humidity
  • Remove all wood to soil contact
  • Cover at least 90% of the soil in crawl spaces with plastic sheeting
  • Ideally, wood siding, stucco and foam board should be at least six inches away from the ground
  • Seal all cracks and holes in your home's foundation, which may provide a handy access point for termites

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