How to Seal a Termite Treatment Hole

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Termites are pests that destroy wood structures and wreak havoc around the world. Termite treatment includes drilling several holes into the foundation of your home so terminate-killing chemicals can be injected into those holes. Chemicals are also injected around your house into a trench cut close to your home. Sealing termite treatment holes will keep moisture, insects and other substances from entering your home's foundation. To seal those holes, you need a caulking gun and caulk.

Things You'll Need

  • Rubber gloves
  • Wire brush
  • Caulking gun
  • Masonry caulk
  • Putty knife
  • Scrub the outside of the termite-treatment hole and the area around it with a wire brush to remove any loose dirt, dust and debris. Wear rubber gloves to protect your hands.

  • Cut the tip off a tube of masonry caulk.

  • Place the tube of masonry caulk into a caulking gun.

  • Squeeze caulk into the termite-treatment hole until the caulk starts to come out of the hole.

  • Smooth out excess caulk coming from the hole onto the foundation with a putty knife.

Tips & Warnings

  • Follow recommendations and warnings on the masonry caulk container.

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