How Can I Increase the Effectiveness of These Products?
We strongly urge you to read the label’s instruction in their entirety before applying any pesticide. Each one has a particular usage whether it’s prevention, long-term control, or spot treatment. It’s essential to use them as directed.
When a product is EPA-registered, it means that the manufacturer has done extensive research on the correct way to use it. It also provides essential information about what to do in case of accidental exposure. Remember that pesticides are poisonous.
The most successful way to rid your home of insects is to use a variety of products, particularly if you have several types of pests. For example, place stakes around your house but also use a spot treatment to kill bugs on contact. Bear in mind that if your home has Formosan subterranean termites, you may need to contact a professional.
Of the ones we reviewed, the concentrate has the widest range of applications that also kill other pests in your home. You can prepare the amount you need and apply as needed. It’s also an excellent value for the money.
Spray the product wherever you’ve noticed signs of an infestation. Common indicators include:
- Presence of mud tubes
- Damage, especially grooves in the wood
The chances are that you may not see the insects themselves unless there is a severe problem. Termites, like many pests, are elusive and hard to reach which complicates the process of getting rid of them. Just because you don’t notice them doesn’t mean they are not present.