Termite Control: All the Answers You Need

Termites are some of the most troublesome pests that can invade your home. They infest new and old homes in equal measures, so don’t think you are off the hook because you just got a new home. Every homeowner wants to keep their house neat and in good condition, so termites crawling around can an unsightly.

If you don’t know how to eliminate termites from your home, you probably have a million questions. We have answered a couple of them here – read on!

Termite Pest Control FAQs

1.      Should I worry about termites?

Termites can be a significant nuisance in the home – they cause extensive damage yearly in the United States of America. So, yes – you should be worried about termites in your home because they will feed on your wooden structures and damage filtration systems, pool liners, insulation, books, and paper. So, it is advisable to engage a reliable termite pest control company to help you with the infestation.

2.      Why do I get termites during spring?

You are likely to receive termite infestation during spring. Usually, when termites grow, they disperse to start other colonies. Usually, during the rainy season or when the temperatures are warmer, most winged termites move fly out, and that’s how they get into your house

The winged termites aren’t as destructive as the carpenter ones. Additionally, they are easy to remove, provided you identify their colony.

3.      Why shouldn’t I treat the termites myself?

Dealing with a termite infestation can be a daunting task, especially if you are not a professional. It takes the right skills to eliminate termites from your house. You need to know the possible hiding places for termites, the correct procedures and chemicals to use, and have proper tools and equipment for this process.

It is advisable to leave termite control and prevention to the professionals for a higher success rate.

4.      Are termites control chemicals harmful?

Termites control involves the use of diverse methods, including chemical procedures. Most of the termiticides used are relatively safe. However, with the influx of so many chemical manufacturing companies, you should take precautions when using chemicals to control or prevent termite infestation. Make sure to involve a professional pest control company to avoid the health effects of the inappropriate use of pest control chemicals.

5.      Should I treat the entire house?

How a professional termite control company goes about the treatment process depends on the type of termites in your home. For instance, if your home is infested with subterranean termites, they often come in large colonies and spread to diverse areas within your home.

Spot treatment isn’t warranted because termites can spread to other spots. However, perimeter applications can help prevent these creatures from crawling to other parts of your home.  


A lot goes into keeping termites away from your house. Given your busy schedule and probably lack of knowledge in pest control, it is advisable to hire a professional to deal with the termite infestation. The right pest control company should help you get rid of termites with ease!

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