If you have termite infestation in your home, it can turn into a serious problem. Termites have the ability to cause significant damage to property, trees, plants and pools. In many counties, homeowners that have termites will not be able to sell their home until they pass a termite inspection. If you suspect that you have a termite problem, you can use several methods to kill the insects.

Step 1

Inspect your property for termite infestation. You can either hire an inspector or look for signs of termites yourself. Termites will cause wood structures to look as though they are mud-stained or have small holes in them. Inside the wood, you may see small yellow or white insects. Unexplained sawdust is another sign of termite infestation.

Step 2

Purchase a liquid termite pesticide. You can purchase this type of pesticide from All Pest Express as well as other types of termite control products (see Resources). Spray the pesticide around the perimeter of your house and in any small cracks that would allow termites to enter. Once the termites pass the barrier, they will be killed.

Step 3

Try a powder pesticide to kill termites if you suspect infestation. Powder termite pesticides work similarly to liquid versions. Place the powder around suspect areas, as well as the perimeter, to kill off the termites.

Step 4

Use termite baits to kill off the whole colony of termites. Place the bait outside of your home, using a piece of wood inside to attract the insects. The wood is surrounded by a plastic shield and stakes into the ground. Pesticide inside the trap kills the insects.

Step 5

Hire a professional to fumigate. Fumigation requires specific equipment owned by pest control companies. This method is only effective on a specific type of termite, the drywood termite.