How to Tell If a Termite Treatment Was Successful
Termite treatment is an ongoing process and a homeowner should keep a close eye on the area where they live. If you notice signs of termite activity, you should immediately contact a pest control specialist to assess the situation. If you don’t do this, you could end up with a major problem that requires expensive repairs. Termites are resilient, which means they can come back if they find a suitable environment.
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Termites are common home invaders and can cause serious damage to your property. This can cost hundreds of dollars to fix. But it can also cost you thousands. If you notice cracks in your walls, wood that is split, sagging floors, or warped door frames, there is a good chance you have termites. The damage can be gradual, so it’s important to act quickly if you see any of these signs.
A termite technician will conduct a thorough inspection of your home to identify any termite activity. This could include checking for mud tubes that termites use to get to their food sources. Termites can also create mounds around your home. If you find a mound, you should move some of your wood to avoid them coming back. Also, you should consider elevating some firewood. The presence of a firewood pile is another enticement for termites, especially if it is close to the house.
During the inspection, the termite technician will also check for organic material near your home that may be conducive to termite activity. He or she will also check for evidence of mud against your foundation. Termite activity is often related to seasonal changes in humidity, which can damage your home.
There are various termite control treatments, including fumigation, sprays, and baits. A fumigation process works by injecting poison gas into your home. This may not work in every situation, but it can be an effective method for treating a few problem areas. However, you should not use this type of treatment if you have vinyl windows. Fumigation can also be used on whole homes, but it can take months for the frass to clear up.
A termite treatment that uses a liquid solution to kill termites also works. This treatment paralyzes termites’ jaw muscles within 24 hours, so they will not be able to feed or build a colony. The liquid solution will also keep termites from feeding on wood.
A termite exterminator can also help you come up with a plan to rid your home of termites. This can include using baits and sprays in your home or putting up a barrier to keep them from coming back. This is especially important if you have a wood-based product that is sensitive to heat, like a vinyl window.
While the termite exterminator may take some time to do the job, it will be well worth it. If you do not act quickly, you could end up with a serious termite infestation that requires expensive repairs.