Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Central North Carolina
It would be best to hire a pro to inspect your property and treat if necessary, at least this first time. Once you are certain that you have no problems, or the problem has been treated, you can buy bait traps that contain a small piece of soft wood that is desert for termites in a plastic container and place these in the ground 3-10' away from your house and all the way around.They will find and eat this desert before going on to attacking your house. Inspect these for evidence of infestation every 6 months and call for help from the pros who are licensed to use insecticides when you find termites eating this bait. They will stop your termites before there is any further damage. The bait, being soft wood doesn't last forever so the bait wood will need to be replaced annually, but the plastic trap will last a very long time, unless damaged by a lawn mower, etc. I have these around my house and shop, but hire a friend who is a licensed exterminator to inspect and maintain them. He inspects and replaces the bait 2 times every year and treats a problem if needed for one fixed annual price with a guarantee. I get peace of mind out of it. Termites are very active in North Carolina.