DIY Termite Control

Termites have an incredibly long history. They have lived on Earth for more than 250 million years. While termites can be helpful in breaking down rotting wood in the environment, these wood-destroying insects also can cause extensive damage to our modern day structures. Occasionally, referred to as “silent destroyers,” termites may leave few readily observable signs of activity as they consume wood, drywall, sheetrock and various other forms of building materials used in construction of walls, ceilings and floors. Experts estimate that termites damage more than 600,000 homes in the United States annually. In fact, termites cause more damage to U.S. homes (annually) than tornadoes, hurricanes, wind, and hail-storms combined. Each year, U.S. residents spend an estimated $5 billion to control termites and repair termite damage. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), control methods and repairs for damage caused by Formosan termites – the most destructive species of subterranean termite – account for more than $1 billion of this total.

Native Eastern Subterranean Termites

These termites are the most common in North America. They are 10 millimeters in length, with dark brownish-black bodies. Colonies are most often located in the ground. They can eat up to five grams of spring wood per day. Chemical treatments and baiting systems work best to eliminate termites.

Southeastern Dry wood Termites

As the name implies, these termites are prevalent in the Southeastern region of the United States. They are 11 to 12 millimeters long, with pale yellowish brown to pale reddish brown bodies. Southeastern dry wood termites fly to structures and infest exposed wood, such as door frames and siding, later infesting attics. Fumigation and direct wood treatment are the most effective methods of control.

Formosan Termites

This termite, originating in China, is best known for its large size, colony and ability to consume large amounts of wood. Formosan termites are 14 to 15 millimeters long and are pale to brownish yellow. Damage to wood is done in layers and soil is present. They often nest above ground as well as infesting homes, trees and landscape timbers. Chemical treatments and in-ground baiting systems, as well as direct wood treatments are typical control methods.


Choose from our suggested DIY termite control products.

  • Trelona Compressed Termite Bait

    Trelona Compressed Termite Bait

    Trelona is a compressed termite bait that has an active ingredient, novaluron, which is an insect growth inhibitor. When Trelona is eaten by the termite, novaluron harms the ability to properly synthesize and inhibits the termite to molt. When this...

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  • Timbor Professional Insecticide and Fungicide 1.5 lb. Timbor Professional Insecticide and Fungicide 25 lb.

    Tim-bor Professional

    Tim-bor Professional is an insecticide, fungicide and wood preservative for the protection and treatment of lumber against fungal decay and wood destroying insects. Tim-bor is a water soluble, inorganic borate salt with insecticidal and fungicidal...

    $19.50 - $99.95
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  • Termidor SC 20 oz bottle

    Termidor SC

    Termidor SC Termiticide/Insecticide is used for the control of termites, including subterranean, formosan, and drywood termites, carpenter ants, and nuisance ant species such as Argentine ants, big-headed ants, odorous house ants, crazy ants,...

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  • Advance Termite Bait Station

    Advance Termite Bait Station


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  • Cyper WSP envelope Cyper WSP 1lb pail

    Cyper WSP

    Cyper WSP is an economical pyrethroid that provides fast knockdown and residual control of more than 30 different pests. Control ants, spiders, cockroaches, and other insects using 40% Cypermethrin contained in 4 water soluble packets (WSP) per envelope...

    $8.95 - $88.95
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  • HexPro Wood Monitors

    HexPro Wood Monitors

    HexPro Wood Monitors are for use with the HexPro Termite Baiting System. Each set contains10 wood pieces, enough wood to fill 5 Hexpro Bait Stations.   Shipping Weight: 0.40 lbs Manufactured By: Dow AgroSciences   HexPro Wood...

    $12.95 - $139.95
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  • Bifen IT Insecticide/Termiticide Bifen IT

    Bifen IT

    Bifen IT insecticide is comparable to the very popular Talstar. Bifen IT contains 7.9% bifenthrin which is an insecticide and termiticide that provides excellent control of over 75 insect pests, leaves a long-lasting residual...

    $18.99 - $52.95
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  • Shatter Termite Bait Single Shatter Termite Bait

    Hex-Pro Shatter Termite Bait

    Shatter Termite Bait is a bait designed for usage in the HexPro Termite Baiting System and contains the IGR (insect growth regulator) hexaflumuron. Shatter should be deployed in one of the HexPro stations after evidence of termite activity has...

    $24.93 - $126.00
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  • Termidor FOAM

    Termidor FOAM

    Termidor FOAM contains Fipronil, the same active ingredient as Termidor SC, in a RTU (ready-to-use) foam that is labeled for termites and ants. Perfect for spot treatments, Termidor FOAM expands rapidly creating a dry foam that can be applied in the...

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