The worst nightmare of a typical landowner is to find a termite infestation at the height of the problem by accidentally breaking a piece of paneling that has been degraded. A termite infestation can destroy the foundation of a home, potentially causing thousands of dollars of damage, which does not include the cost of eradication. By learning more about the strategies you can employ on your own at home as well as some of the professional options, utilizing termite control should be achievable in no time at all.
Protect your Home With Repellent and Non-Repellent Products
As a homeowner, you are the first line of defense against termites finding and infesting your home. Although performing actions such as removing wood debris from your yard such as stumps, cutting back bushes and other plants next to your home and filling holes in your foundation can offer some protection, the real evasion lies in an annual application of repellent and non-repellent products. According to Termites101.org, “These types of treatments can be used inside and outside your home, and also can be injected directly into an infested area. Repellent products do not attract termites, but instead make an area unappealing to termites. Termites who come into contact with repellents are directed away from the home.” On the other hand, non-repellent products encourage foragers to eat them and work in much the same fashion as ant poison, where the food is taken back to the colony and queen for consumption.
Utilize Professional Chemical Spray Treatments
Most professional pest control companies offer an annual or bi-annual service where a preventative application is applied around the barrier of your home. Along with your own preventative efforts, this application almost guarantees the safety of your home from invasion by termites and a plethora of other harmful insects.
Be sure to contact us at Tiger Termite and Pest Control if you have any questions about reducing the chances of an infestation with yearly termite control.