Worried about the termite infestation in your home? From books to clothes, furniture and equipment, termites can eat through anything. That’s why these pests are particularly destructive to humans. Here are a few tips from Pest World to make sure you eliminate that termite infestation sooner rather than later:
1. Check for moisture spots in your home. Moisture and dark places are the two main combinations that allow termites to breed. That’s why it’s important to check for any leaks or moisture in your home. Look inside your cupboards, drawers, closets and cabinets. If you encounter any moist wooden planks, then you might opt to remove that portion, dry it out or find what’s causing the moisture in the first place. If it’s a leak, then you’ll need to:
2. Repair any leaks. Don’t know where the leak is coming from? If you did a thorough inspection and you’re pretty sure it’s not coming from your roof or the wall itself, then maybe the problem is with your wall. That portion of the wall might be a bit thin or need some extra protection to ensure moisture doesn’t seep into the material. One way to do this is to build a little covering for your wall, one you could attach to that side and wait for results. If the moisture has gone from the cupboards, then you know you’ve done the right thing.
3. Hire a professional exterminator. By leaving your problems in the capable hands of an exterminator, you won’t have to worry about anything else. Can’t find the termite colony yourself? Exterminators have the skill and training necessary not only to find the termite colonies—in whatever part of your home they happen to be—but to effectively eliminate the termite colony. It’ll also be better if you ask your exterminator to:
4. Perform regular inspections. If you haven’t got the tools or stomach to find, control or eliminate the termites on a regular basis, then it’s better if the experts do it. Schedule the appointment every few months or just after spring and autumn. The change in seasons come with different pest challenges so be ready for those. With regular inspections, you can breathe easier, knowing you and your home are both in good hands.
So don’t take chances with your home. Get rid of termite infestation in the best way: by asking a professional for help.