Termites are one of the most costly Sunshine Coast pests. A large infestation can cause loads of damage to your home, which will take not only money but also time and energy to repair. Because of the costs associated with termite treatments and repairs, many people wonder if there is a DIY option available. While there are some products that can be used by the public to treat termites, professional services are almost always recommended. Let’s look at a few of the reasons why.

 

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Proper Identification is Necessary

Before a termite treatment even begins, it is important to correctly identify the species of termite. Different species of termites exhibit different behaviours and require different treatments to effectively get rid of them. Unless you are quite knowledgeable about termites, this will be a difficult task.

 

Effective Products Must be Used with a License

Tackling termites requires specific, quality products. While some manufacturers do make products for general use, these products are not as targeted as the one that can be bought and used by professionals. Expert technicians who can purchase and use commercial termiticides and baits are trained and licensed to use the best and specific products available. They also know the safety regulations involved to keep your family and pets safe. The average DIYer does not know how to use these products and likely does not feel comfortable using them.

 

Risk of Major Damage

DIY termite control might seem like a risk worth taking. After all, if it doesn’t work out, you can just try again, right? Unfortunately, the longer you try with different products and methods, the more time the termites have to eat away at your home. Your little experiment may end up costing you way more than anticipated because you did not get the problem completely solved and the termites can back or because you let the problem get out of control in the meantime. Not only this, but there is no guarantee with DIY work. Professional companies, on the other hand, offer guarantees on their work to ensure customer satisfaction.

 

Specialised Equipment is Necessary

Termite treatments can be costly for many reasons. The chemicals are expensive, but it also requires specialised equipment to apply, test, drill, and more. If you are trying to do it on your own, you will be forced to foot these bills by yourself. Not only does the equipment cost money to rent or buy, but it also demands specialised knowledge about how to use it. 

 

Sunshine Coast Termite Control

As you can see, termite control requires training, knowledge, and the right products and equipment. It is not an easy job for a DIY weekend warrior to try to attempt, even though it is technically possible. Your best bet is to hire a professional who specialises in termite control and who has lots of experience. Radar Pest Control is the company you want for all of your pest control needs. For pest control Sunshine Coast, contact us today.