Never underestimate how much damage termites can do to your property. They may only be about half an inch long at most but there can be as many as one million termites in a colony. Once they start to gnaw away at the wooden structure of your home there is no stopping these invasive pests, unless you intervene. It may take months for serious damage to be caused but the results of a termite infestation can be disastrous.
This is why it’s so important to deal with a termite problem as soon as you can. Pest control professionals can help you to get rid of termites, as quickly and effectively as possible. They can also inspect your property on a regular basis, in order to try and prevent termite problems from happening in the first place, or happening again.
How do you know if there are termites in and around your home?
Often, the biggest issue with termites is that people do not know they are around until significant damage has already been done. These pests chew wood away from the inside out, until structures begin to sag. It’s obviously far better for you and your home if you can spot signs of termites before this happens.
- Termite tubes are often one of the more obvious signs of a termite problem. These tubes are thin and look like a line of clay. They act as a storage place for termites, as well as a means of getting from one place to another.
- The droppings of termites can resemble spilt pepper.
- Soldier termites tap their heads as a means of communicating with other termites. If you listen carefully you may be able to hear this sound.
If you think that you have spotted any of these signs, you should enlist the help of an exterminator straight away.
Why is professional termite extermination a good idea?
The best way of getting rid of termites is getting help with professional pest control. The experts know the best methods and chemicals to use to deal with the issue efficiently. Of course, there are ways of dealing with termites that you can try for yourself. However, you do need to be aware that if you are not successful more damage could be caused by the pests, due to the delay in getting rid of them. This is why it makes sense to call in expert help from the start.
Pest control professionals call to your home and examine the premises. They check for signs of the presence of termites and for any access points where they could be entering your home. They discuss a plan of action with you and explain what treatment is necessary. Once your home is termite free, the experts will also arrange to carry out further inspections, to make sure that issues do not occur again. This is especially important in areas of the country where termite infestations are common.