What to know if you have a termite problem in your home
If you have a termite infestation, it's important to call a professional termite treatment company right away.
Even the smallest infestation can turn into a very costly problem that could compromise the structural integrity of your home and force you to spend thousands of dollars on repairs. And the worst part is: you may not even realize it's happening until it's too late.
Termites feed on wood, burrowing narrow tunnels into wood beams, framing behind walls, windows, siding, furniture, hardwood floors and virtually anything else made out of wood. These insects can have entire colonies eating away at your home's most important structural beams, and you probably won't notice unless you carefully inspect your house each year.
If you sense your home might have an infestation, no matter how small, then it's best to treat the problem immediately, before the damage gets worse.
Termite treatment options and tips
How do I know if I need treatment?
There are several common signs that you could have termites. Damaged and discolored wood, brown sawdust-like material, hollow-sounding wood, piles of insect wings and small mud-like tunnels on the outside of your house are all signs that you probably have an infestation. Call a professional to inspect your home as soon as possible.
The sooner you call, the better.
Remember, every day you wait to call a pest control company, the termites are doing more damage. You can save a significant amount of money by spotting the problem early and fixing it before too much damage has been done.
Inspect your home regularly.
Now that you know some of the signs of infestation, start inspecting your home regularly. Start in the basement, examining all wood beams, and work your way all the way to the attic. Also check the outside of your house, around the foundation, for signs of small mud-like tunnels, which termites create to give them moisture while looking for food.
Multiple treatment options.
The type of termite treatment that your exterminator chooses will be based on the extent of the infestation. Options can include liquid applications with bait stations that attract and poison the insects with specialized repellents, as well as treatments that are applied directly to the affected wood, or full home fumigation for houses that have several termite colonies. Termiticides can be used both inside and outside the home.
After your infestation has been removed, your pest control specialist will generally recommend an ongoing termite treatment program to ensure that the insects don't come back. This is your best defense against future problems, and it provides peace of mind that you won't be forced to make costly repairs again.
Get termite treatment now
When it comes to termite infestations and the damage they can cause, you can't afford to take any chances.
Call Bee Safe Pest Control today to speak to a professional termite specialist in your area. A licensed technician will inspect your home and recommend the appropriate treatment plan for your situation. In addition to resolving your pest problem right away, we also offer a complete protection plan to safeguard your home from future infestation.
Call (888) 420-7540 to speak to a termite expert in your area.