You probably are wondering why say "really right steps"? This is primarily because not all steps you see or access from the internet or from textbooks are the right steps to do about your infestation problem at hand. Sometimes, there are these steps that may sound credible but doesn't really work to your advantage. In other words, it has some considerable setbacks that should be underscored first by the implementing individual, before it can ever be considered as an option.
Setbacks are dangerous as they could lead to potentially huge unprecedented accidents. Therefore, the possibilities of any setbacks should be eliminated. But the question now boils down as to what are these setbacks and how to avoid them. It's quite a tricky question as there are no institutionalized or absolute answers to the question. From time to time, the circumstances vary and so will the ways on how to prevent setbacks from happening. That's why it is greatly imperative than an implementing individual be cautious and critical when it comes to applying a newly acquired step or tips.
A person is the sole responsible being on the outcomes of his termite control choices. Tips will always be tips unless if they are executed, and execution would also require propriety. This is where the role of the implementing person comes in; to make sure the process or properly executed to the detail such that it will never ever have to suffer from setbacks as much as possible. Therefore, the person decides the effectiveness of the method being used to counter termite infestations and not the tip itself. Be it known to you, if you are an implementing person that no method can be fully effective all by itself. It will require you as the ultimate proponent of the entire process, without you, the tips are just nothing. Knowing when to apply them and how to make them work is important for you to know and understand. If you don't, you will be just wasting your time and effort, as well as monetary investment over something that will surely not work at all. Be wary of this fact or else, you will undeniably and inevitably suffer the consequences of your bad choice and enforcement.
Now, here are some highlighted things that should be avoided or be cautiously implemented:
1. Having homes on Slabs
This may be a brilliant idea on reinforcing the strength of the foundations of your house, but it will not be a good idea after once a termite infestation will occur. This is because it will make things a lot harder for you to tackle. Why? It is simply because houses in slabs would have to be drilled once there is a termite infestation. You will have to drill the slabs in order to penetrate into the infested wooden parts of the house. Professionals wouldn't advise you to have homes in slabs because there is no saying whether a termite infestation will take place or not. In order to avoid the unwanted chances of infestation, one should seek assistance from professionals in applying chemical treatment on the wood parts and surfaces of the house. This way, you will surely be warranted with a termite-free living for many years inside your house. However, if you really a home in slabs, then you better prepare yourself of the possibility of an infestation and the damage it will incur. It will be prudent to plan ahead of time.
2. Executing the Extermination Process by Yourself
While admittedly, there are ways on how you will be able to get rid of termites all by yourself; however, it is not advisable for you to do so. It is strongly recommended that you hire licensed professional pest exterminators to do the job for you. Without experience and ample knowledge about the problem matter, there is a great risk of the implementation to fail. It would be prudent to hire someone who already knows about the aspects of the problem because he or she's been doing it for a very long time already. Make sure to hire the really trusted professionals around, instead of just haphazardly picking whoever. It may entail quite a considerable amount of expenses but if you are able to prepare ahead of time, then that wouldn't be that much of a problem when the time comes.
3. Applying Chemical Treatments Manually
This is okay if you are licensed professional termite exterminator yourself, or a former. But if you are not and you decided to do it on your own, you do not only endanger your household by worsening the infestation, you also endanger yourself with the dangers of intoxication from the chemicals to be used. Chemical insecticides or termiticides would always be potentially poisonous and thus, harmful to human health. If you do not know how to use them, then there is a chance you will get hurt you using them. Instead of applying the chemical treatments yourself, hire a professional to do it. The professional (assuming that he is trustworthy), would know how to safely apply the chemical treatment in your house, that is without endangering anyone including himself. He or she would also know where to effectively apply the treatment that it would strategically deter any possibly invading termites.