Don’t be discouraged if you’ve been told that your home has a termite problem. There are plenty of poisons that you can buy over the counter to help kill or prevent termite infestations. All hope is not lost! We’ve put together this termite killer buying guide to help you choose one that will work best for your home. Before we get started, let’s look at some of the things you should know before you start shopping for termite killers.
Application: This refers to how the killer is applied. Some termite killers are a lot like regular bug spray, while others are foam that expands into termite nests and crevices. There are even stakes you put around the perimeter!
Concentrate: Mostly for liquid forms of poison, this means that you will have to mix it to be able to spray it. Usually, there is a formula that tells you how much product to mix with water.
Control Time: How long will the product protect you? You may have to reapply as often as every 60 days, or sometimes not at all! It really depends on how the poison is delivered, and the individual formulas.
Pet Safe: Is it safe for your pets to be in the same area? Some poisons will have adverse effects on your pets, so you need to make sure if you have animals that the product isn’t going to harm them.
Package Size: How much product do you get? The size of the packaging determines how much you’re going to get and, usually, how much house it will cover and protect. Smaller packages are usually concentrated and will be mixed with water.
Use Area: Some termite killers can be used indoors, though most are used outside-use only. Some can be used for both, so keep an eye on where you can use the product, or it will not be as effective.
Now that you know what to look for, we can show you some of the products! Our termite killer reviews have been selected from tons of research and review, in order to bring you the best-working termite solutions on the market right now. Check out our top pick and budget pick first, before reading through the rest of our list. We’re sure that you’ll find the best poison to keep the termites away from your home!
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Jennifer Trimbee, a lead researcher and writer at GeekWrapped, is an expert writer with many years of experience. Jennifer writes about technology, sports, outdoor, and gear products.
Article last updated on:
September 30, 2019