As a homeowner, you’ll inevitably have to spend money on things like fixing the roof, tending to the yard, fixing the plumbing, and other such projects. When there is a lengthy list of things that need to be maintained, it’s easy to put pest control on the back burner. Termite treatment causes many homeowners to question whether it’s worth the effort.
Should I Get Termite Control?
Termite control in the house is, unfortunately, a need. The damage caused by termites can be significant and expensive to remediate. Inspection, management, treatment, and prevention of termites can save you thousands of dollars.
Termites are a serious problem that necessitates the assistance of a professional pest control service if you think you have an infestation in your house. Termite treatment is complicated, and it’s best to leave it to the experts.
How Can I Tell If There Is An Infestation In My House?
Swarming termites in the yard (emerging from tree stumps, woodpiles, etc.) does not always indicate a home is infested. But if swarmers emerge from cracks in the foundation or adjoining porches and patios, the house is likely infested.
Earthen “mud” tubes extending across the foundation walls, support piers, sill plates, floor joists, etc., are another clear indication of an infestation. The termites build the tubes to have somewhere safe between their underground colony and the building. Small, creamy-white worker termites can be seen by breaking open the tubes to confirm an active infestation. Termites often abandon tubes while feeding elsewhere in the structure. Thus an empty tube does not signal the infection is over.
Am I “Cheated” If Termites Return After Treatment?
The answer is no. Termite control is unlike plumbing or electrical work because it involves living things. When termites can detect cracks in the soil, even the most thorough treatments conducted by experienced pest control companies may be in vain. This chemical barrier must be impermeable and run without interruption, but this is easier said than done. Termites may take weeks or months to locate baits placed below ground, and it may take much longer until the infestation is under control if baits are used.
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The Procedure Of Termite Inspection
During a termite inspection, a professional pest exterminator will look for damaged wood and other outward signs of infestation. A professional will inspect your home’s exterior and interior, including the attic, crawlspace, and basement. A skilled expert has the tools and skills to identify termites and determine the extent of an infestation. For this reason, it’s best to have a professional examine your home for termites rather than try to spot them yourself.
Controlling termites is a job for the pros. DIY termite treatments purchased by homeowners from local retailers or online rarely eliminate an existing infestation. Help from a trained expert is necessary for effective termite management and treatment. The easy solution to your termite problem is to call in the experts at The Pest Bros. Termites may wreak havoc on your house, costing you thousands of dollars in repairs and possibly endangering the building’s stability. We offer excellent services to get rid of termites at reasonable prices. Call now!