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Termites does it reeally have to be expensive? DIY methods

aaba78 5,121 1,364 April 27, 2016 at 07:56 AM
I bought a house 2 years ago everything passed inspection all good..this year we start noticing a few winged ants but look more like subterranean termites around home..we do have lamniate flloring again not alot termites but a few here and there wings here and there..mostly happens durring spring. last year we had pest control done in may 2015 they sprayed and everything was fine until now...the spiders ants and even termites seemed to have disappeared.....shoud i do that again was about $75 or is their an underlying issue...is there an inexpensive way of getting rid of these things...DIY thats relatively easy . IM not that handy

every termite place wants 1k or more which is crazy

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I bought a house 2 years ago everything passed inspection all good..this year we start noticing a few winged ants but look more like subterranean termites around home..we do have lamniate flloring again not alot termites but a few here and there wings here and there..mostly happens durring spring. last year we had pest control done in may 2015 they sprayed and everything was fine until now...the spiders ants and even termites seemed to have disappeared.....shoud i do that again was about $75 or is their an underlying issue...is there an inexpensive way of getting rid of these things...DIY thats relatively easy . IM not that handy

every termite place wants 1k or more which is crazy
Diatomaceous earth works for carpenter ants, and it is supposed to have some degree of success with termites as well, so that would be a cheap tactic to start.
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Quote from daveismyhero View Post :
diatomaceous earth works for carpenter ants, and it is supposed to have some degree of success with termites as well, so that would be a cheap tactic to start.

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http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com...s-c-3.html good place to start my kid is in etomology classes and I hade her bring a bug I thought was beattle it was a roach! the lesson is know your enemy first...then buy on Ebay...
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1. Buy gallon of gas
2. Douse whole house(being careful not to get any on yourself, fire burrrrnslaugh out loud)
3. Light match at front doorway to house
4. Drop lit match
5. Runnnnnnnn

On a serious note, I would follow the above posters advice. We had termites here a few years ago and I think it cost us around $900 or so to have them sprayed.
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I bought a house 2 years ago everything passed inspection all good..this year we start noticing a few winged ants but look more like subterranean termites around home..we do have lamniate flloring again not alot termites but a few here and there wings here and there..mostly happens durring spring. last year we had pest control done in may 2015 they sprayed and everything was fine until now...the spiders ants and even termites seemed to have disappeared.....shoud i do that again was about $75 or is their an underlying issue...is there an inexpensive way of getting rid of these things...DIY thats relatively easy . IM not that handy

every termite place wants 1k or more which is crazy
my mom's old house had issues and we ended up going the DIY route. We went to a local pest control store that recommended this here [domyownpestcontrol.com] and we mixed it and dug trenches around the house and poured it into the ground. It's supposedly good for 5-6 years and we did it only once.
I think out of pocket it was about under $200 for all the expenses.

good luck to you
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