Termites are a common problem faced by homeowners. There are many methods that can be used to get rid of termites, but using termiticide is your best bet for long-term termite protection. You will need a termite killing solution, such as Termidor, a hammer drill and 18-inch bit, a shovel, a few gallons of water, concrete compound and a funnel. Also, protective equipment is essential, since Termidor is highly toxic.
- Prepare the area
Dig 4- to 6-inch deep trenches 2 to 4 inches from the base of your house. To reach foundation areas beneath concrete both inside and outside of your home, drill holes through the concrete 12 inches apart and 2 to 4 inches away from the wall of the house. Place the holes and trenches in areas where there is a lot of termite activity.
- Mix the solution
Combine the Termidor solution and water according to the label instructions. The Termidor solution comes in three options: 0.06 percent, 0.09 percent and 0.125 percent. Use the 0.125 percent in the areas where you have seen termite activity. Use the less potent solutions for all other areas.
- Pour the solution
When pouring the solution on the trenches, use about 4 gallons every 10 feet. Cover with soil. When pouring the solution into the drilled holes, use the funnel to make sure you don't spill the solution. Plug the holes when finished.