If you find that you have a termite problem in your house, it is so important to pursue termite treatment as soon as possible after identification of the problem. Termites can cause awful devastation to a wood structure that can sometimes be irreparable. Termite treatment should take place even before the discovery of a problem which is one of the things we will discuss in this article.
Let’s begin with getting termite treatment to prevent termites. When you buy a home or building, you are making a significant investment and you want to protect it from damage as much as possible. Pest control companies have chemicals that they use to prevent termites from taking over your wood structure that are applied safely and have show to work extremely well. There are also some things you can do yourself to take away the termite’s food source and prevent infestation before it happens. These include:
* Repair structural and plumbing leaks.
* Pull all mulch and landscaping back at least 6 inches from the foundation.
* Remove piles of trash and debris from around the home.
* Keep firewood stacked away from the structure.
* Make sure downspouts are long enough to direct water away from the foundation.
* Keep gutters clean.
* Avoid direct wood to ground contact when building porches or decks.
If you do find that you are facing a termite problem, that’s when treatment needs to start – and as quickly as possible! Usually termites are found during a home inspection when a person goes to buy a new home. Rarely is a termite inspection done with a new construction home. The home inspector will use a variety of techniques to see if the home or structure has a termite problem. If he or she does find evidence of termite damage, he or she will be able to recommend a termite treatment program to rid the pests from the structure.
The most common form of termite treatment is done with pesticide sprays usually applied outside the structure around areas where the termites might get into the building. After the initial termite treatment, it’s important to continue treatment on a regular basis to prevent re-infestation. If you have had termites once, chances are good that you will get them again, and you want to protect your home or building as much as you can.
With regular termite treatment, you can insure that you are keeping your structure sound and strong as well as safe. With the large variety of products available for termite treatment these days, there really is no reason to put it off any longer. Call your local pest control company and ask them about termite treatment for your home or building.