You’ve Got a Termite Infestation. What’s Next?
Every year, termites cause around $5 billion in property damage. These pests are some of the worst to have in your Marietta home. They’re active 24/7, and they’re constantly feeding on the cellulose of wood, so it doesn’t take long for a termite infestation to cause significant damage to your property.
The first part of finding a solution to a termite problem is recognizing the problem, but remember that you might now notice the infestation until a significant amount of damage has been done. The professionals at PCS Pest Control Solutions recommend that you have your home inspected at least once every two years to make sure you don’t have a termite problem that gets out of control.
Once you’ve discovered that you do have a termite infestation, there are some necessary steps to take in order to prevent further damage:
Hire a Professional
After you’ve determined that you do have termites in your home, it’s necessary to hire a professional pest control contractor to eradicate the problem. We do not recommend that you attempt to take care of this problem on your own. It’s very important that the termites are eliminated from your Marietta home completely as soon as possible, and a DIY project simply won’t suffice.
Our professionals have years of experience, and we have professional-grade tools and treatments, so we can guarantee that the infestation will be thoroughly eradicated.
There are two major methods of termite elimination:
- Termite baits
- and Liquid termite treatment
Termite baits are placed around your home and they gradually eliminate the infestation as workers take pesticides back to the colony.
Liquid treatments are sprayed around your home and they kill any termites they come into contact with.
Inspections Can Prevent Infestations
Our professionals recommend having your home regularly inspected for termites so that you can prevent any infestations that may occur from growing into major problems. Our licensed professionals will be able to find any infestations in your home and eradicate them quickly.
There are also some things you can do to prevent infestations:
- Inspect the perimeter of your Marietta home for mud tubes and rotting wood.
- Make sure that your gutters and downspouts are clean and in good condition so that they can adequately divert water away from your foundation.
- Keep your attics, basements, and crawl-spaces well-ventilated and dry.
- Make sure there is a gap of at least one inch between soil and wooden parts of your home.
- Any wood that is in direct contact with soil and your home can be infested by termites. Store firewood at least 20 feet away from your house and check it for pests before you bring it inside.