If you have termites in your yard, then you should be concerned. The critters are usually hiding in the dirt or tree stumps. They can kill your grass, and you want the critters to stay away from your house. Read on to find out how to prevent termites from invading your home.

Call Pest Control

A termite pest control company comes to your residence to provide treatment. You should not take this service for granted, so look for companies that specifically offer these sorts of services. Choosing a reputable company means they are licensed by a state agency for regulating termite control.  Technicians with pest control have gone through thorough training. They also understand what to do if unforeseen circumstances occur on the job.

Specialized equipment is another advantage of hiring a professional service. This equipment includes masonry drills, pumps, large capacity tanks, and soil treatment rods. A liquid pesticide is also used for making treatments. It is injected into the ground beneath your concrete slab and into foundation walls.

Get Rid Of Termites With Bait Stations

A bait station is another way to get termites out of your yard. It consists of a piece of cardboard or other material that contains a slow acting harmful insecticide. The bait is usually placed within a tree stump, buried underground or within the foundation wall.

It works by the termites digesting the bait. Termite baits must work slowly to give the termites enough time to take the insecticide back to their colony. This results in contaminating the remaining termites at the colony and destroying the colony.

Remove Old Wood From Your Yard

Termites are attracted to trees, wood piles, and any other type of lumber. This attraction results in the wood becoming infested. You would probably have to cut down a tree that has become infested with the critters. If you do cut down the tree, then you must remove all pieces of the infested wood. This prevents the termites from spreading to other parts of your yard and to your house.

Termites are destructive and can destroy anything with wood. For this reason, it is hard to get rid of termites. These critters can contaminate your trees and shrubs and mess up your landscape. The worst case scenario is spending thousands of dollars to repair the damage. If you want to prevent the critters from infesting your house, then it is time to call in a professional.