Termites are an insidious pest, often going undetected for long periods of time, that can cause extensive damage to a home if left untreated. Living in colonies with a queen, king, soldiers, and workers, termites are small, winged insects. These tiny creatures can silently eat away at the wooden frame of a house, causing major structural damage over time. They can also contaminate the home with their droppings, leading to respiratory problems for residents. If you suspect that you may have termites, it is important to schedule a termite inspection as soon as possible. An exterminator can assess the situation and help take steps to get rid of the termites.
Termite Inspection Process
The termite inspection process typically begins with a pest control inspector looking for signs of termite activity. This can include inspecting the foundations, walls, and other areas that may be susceptible to termites. They will also use moisture meters to detect any abnormally high levels of moisture in wooden surfaces or behind walls. If termites are found during the inspection, the exterminator will recommend a termite extermination plan.
Termite Extermination Process
Termite extermination usually involves applying targeted treatments to eliminate termites from the affected area of your home. Depending on the extent of termite damage and infestation, the exterminator may recommend termite bait traps or liquid insecticides that can penetrate deep into wood and kill termites. It’s important to follow the exterminator’s instructions and use termite treatments correctly, as these treatments are designed to be effective only when used as directed. Our pest control specialists are well-known for their ability to diagnose and treat particularly troublesome termite infestations.
Once termite extermination is complete, it’s important to take steps to prevent termites from returning. These preventive measures can include using termite barriers, sealing cracks and crevices in your home, and removing sources of excessive moisture. The pest control specialist can recommend the best termite prevention methods for your home and provide tips on how to reduce termite activity.
It’s important to remember that termite inspections and extermination can be costly, but the cost of repairing termite damage far exceeds that of preventative termite treatments. Taking proactive steps to protect your home from termites helps minimize future damage and keeps the safety and value of your property intact for years to come.
Termites can cause extensive damage if left untreated, so it is essential to arrange for a termite inspection and extermination as soon as termite activity is suspected – schedule your termite inspection today by calling Bricker Pest Control at 979-244-5811!