Your Crash Course in Termites!

If you’re buying or renovating a house, it’s important to take into account the high costs that come with termite infestation.  Routine termite inspections should be a necessary practice for anyone who owns or works with wood materials; the same goes for house flippers, wooden cabin owners and antique furniture businesses.

How Do Termite Inspections Work?

Routine termite inspection covers all areas of your home or business, focusing in on particular areas termites are more attracted to.  Inspections may yield current pest infestations, previously unknown to the homeowner.  These inspections are also critical for understanding which wooden structures and areas of your house are most prone to future termite infestations.

If your termite inspection does in fact reveal an infestation, your pest control service will implement particular treatments specific to the severity of the situation or the location of the problem.  These treatments vary in both method and time frame; read on to learn more about effective termite treatments for your home!

Taking On Your Termite Problem!

  • Your pest control service may apply a liquid “bait” to allure, trap and dispose of termites in your home.
  • There are also liquid applications to repel future termites from settling in your wooden planked walls and old furniture.  These are also referred to as Termiticides!
  • Fumigation treatments for your entire house, office or commercial space may be in order for major infestations.

What Are Termite Barriers?

To protect your home and belongings from potential termite damage, you should definitely consider using termite barriers for infestation prevention.  Termites choose to build and grow their colonies underneath wooden structures that are vital for a strong foundation.  Unfortunately old wooden structures produce those cellulose materials that termites love to feast on.

Keeping physical termite barriers in place is a better way to protect the overall stability of older wooden houses.   These types of barriers typically come in a couple forms:  one option requires a chemical treatment mixed with soil, while another option relies on stainless steel mesh for those trouble areas in your house.

It’s important to note that different termite solution require different times for complete pest removal.  The longer you wait to address your termite infestation, the longer it will take to remedy the problem.  The moment you see signs of termite infestation, like riddled holes and small piles of wood dust, call a professional service as soon as possible to make an appointment.  Your decision to act quickly can save you considerable time and money down the road!