One of the most frightful words a homeowner can hear is, “Termites!” These are the pests that can literally cause billions of dollars in damage each year. Termites are the type of pests that are constantly working, chewing on wood around the clock. As that happens, they are also breeding and building a colony. It won’t take long for a termite swarm to develop. They could also be in your home for years before you actually start to see any genuine damage.
Even if termites are already in your home, that doesn’t mean you need to move out. Quick action is required by a qualified Boston termite treatment company at Bain Pest Control. This is one of those things you can’t put off until tomorrow.
Often termites are mixed up with flying ants. You don’t normally assume termites have wings, but they do. The first warning sign of a possible termite infestation are mud tubes along the exterior of your home. These can be as wide as a pencil and are used by the termites as conduits into your structure.
Another warning sign would be any soft wood or blistering of wood. If you can poke at a piece of wood and it crumbles, then termites might have been there before you. An experienced Boston termite treatment company will know how to spot those warning signs.
Termites love the damp. Obviously, you can’t keep the exterior of your home completely dry. However, you can take some preventive steps to mitigate the dampness. Make sure your rainspouts pour away from the home by at least four feet. You can also reduce dampness around your crawl spaces by making sure none of the vents are blocked by vines or tree branches.
Finally, think about keeping wood sources away from your home. Things like woodpiles for the fireplace or tree roots should be at least twenty feet away from your home’s foundation. You don’t want any bridge for those bugs to cross over on.
As a Boston termite treatment company will explain, there are two basic treatments used to combat termites. A repellent pesticide can be spread around the foundation of your home which will keep the termites from latching on and setting up a hive. You might need to revisit this type of treatment several times throughout the year.
A non-repellent treatment often involves tenting a home and releasing a “fog” inside to wipe out the colony that has already invaded. This is usually reserved for an extreme case of infestation as it can cause major disruption to the occupants of the home.
How to Get Rid of Termites
The best approach on how to get rid of termites is to hire a team of certified exterminators with years of experience dealing with this problem which would be our team of professionals found at Bain Pest Control.
For over four generations, we’ve been helping homeowners and businesses around New England deal with all kinds of pest problems, so we certainly know how to help with your termite issues. Contact us at Bain Pest Control today to set up an inspection and to go over your options. The longer you wait, the more chance those pests have to ruin your home! Call today!