First, look at the different things that you’ve already tried in your home. This will help you figure out if you’ve tried everything that you can or if you could be trying a little bit more before you decide to just throw in the towel and give it up. After all, you don’t want to hire a professional (which is going to cost you a whole lot of money) if there are things that you could be doing for yourself, right? You want to make sure that you’re doing the most cost-effective things first and that means going through all of the steps yourself before you go out and hire someone else to take care of things.
Spray the Area
The first thing you can do is spray affected areas around your house. You can spray about a foot away from the foundation of your house to create a strong barrier. Make sure you get a spray that is designed for the type of bugs that you see in your house and make sure that you use it at the right time of day and in the right quantities according to the instructions on the product itself.
If you don’t follow the proper instructions, it’s definitely not going to work for you, so make sure that you know what you’re supposed to be doing and that you follow those rules. That includes things like applying when there’s no rain within 24 hours or making sure that nothing gets into the product before it’s dried.
Check for Holes or Cracks
Walk around your house on the inside and the outside to look for cracks or holes that could be letting bugs through. If you have these it’s going to be extremely difficult to keep those termites and other insect pests out with just a spray or powder or any other kind of insecticide.
You’ll want to fill in those holes and cracks right away with a strong product like an epoxy that will create a strong and tight seal. You’ll want to make sure it’s given enough time to properly seal and then you’re going to want to make sure you spray around the area again to make sure nothing can get inside.
Use a New Product
If you’ve been using the same thing for a while and it doesn’t seem to be working, you want to make sure you try something else. Look for something a little stronger or a treatment that works on a different variety of insects. It’s possible that what you think you have isn’t the only thing you’re dealing with or that a specific product doesn’t work in your area because of wind, moisture, soil conditions or anything else. You could also try a different form of the product such as a powder instead of a spray. This may help you to get rid of more of the pest infestation and avoid the need to hire an expensive professional until you really need to.