What do you do when you’ve found your dream home, but discover that it’s crawling with termites?
The truth is, there are two kinds of homes: those that have had termites and those that will get them. And, while they cause $5 billion in damage each year, there is no reason to run away from the purchase. A pest control professional can correct the problem so that you can live comfortably in your dream home.
How difficult are termites to treat?
Termites are nearly impossible for homeowners to treat on their own. On the other hand, pest control professionals have the training, expertise, equipment, and technology to eliminate termite infestations.
How much does a termite treatment cost?
They can range anywhere from $800 to $1,800 dollars, depending on where you live, the construction of your home, severity of the infestation, and the type of contract offered by your pest control professional. Your pest control professional will give you a free estimate.
What are the different types of termite treatments?
There are two primary types of treatments available for use by the professional: liquids and baits. Liquids are used around a home area to ensure long-term protection or used to treat wood directly. Baits systems involve placing monitoring stations in the ground.
Are these products dangerous to kids and pets?
All professional pest control products have been registered for use by the EPA.
When they are applied according to label instructions by technicians who have been trained and licensed to use them, they pose little risk. Also, the products are applied in areas not frequented by people (under soil surface, in walls, in stations under the soil).
What is the most effective type of termite treatment?
A trained and licensed pest control operator is the best person to make a recommendation for each particular property. Also, homeowners might have a preference as to which technology to use so it is important that they have a detailed conversation with their pest control company.
Why should someone hire a professional instead of attempting to control their pest problems by themselves?
Just as you wouldn’t prescribe medicine for yourself or drill your own cavities – you shouldn’t attempt to control termites – or other pests — on your own. The products and the expertise offered by professional pest control far surpasses what a homeowner could do on their own. Leave it up to the experts for peace of mind. Why risk it?