Identifying and addressing the menace of home termites The task of termite control is a very difficult one. The most annoying part of the problem is that the homeowners remain unaware of the threat until an entire colony of termites has grown. Once they are noticed, the damage maybe controlled but the common fact is that they may have grown into several other rooms and on the floors and ceilings. Houses built from organic material are more vulnerable to termite attack. In case the colony happens to be big or if it remains unchecked, then different organic materials such as couch and books may be affected.
Methods for detecting the colony It is therefore important that the colony be detected at the earliest so the damage can be undone before it starts spreading. Different methods are employed by professionals for detecting a colony. Dogs are used by some professionals. The dogs used in this method are well trained to smell the termites. Another method is using infrared cameras for checking any prevalent colony behind the ceilings and walls.
When to be alert You never know when unwanted guests would enter your home. You need to be extra careful for termites. However, some termite colonies remain hidden from plain sight. In such cases, the only solution is to hire professional services. However, there are many other tips that will help you detect an infestation on your own. Look out for the mud tunnels which are usually located inside the house. They are searched by termites for food and water. Another sign is to look out for swarms or flying ants. They convey a warning that the termites are nearby. Also do not forget to look out for wings. Wings are usually left out by swarms near the windows. The clearest sign of termite infestation is wood damage. When you tap a termite infested wood, you would hear a hollow sound or something that sounds like a dull thud. All these signs would warn you of an imminent termite invasion.
Addressing the problem Several home remedies are available if the homeowner desires to address the problem. Hiring a professional company would be a much better idea. This is because homeowners are not experts at tracing and solving the problem. The problem even if treated may not be solved completely. Home remedies often miss out another possible colony. Such incidents would only lead to the problem popping out again. So the best advice in such a case would be to hire a professional company dealing with termite control.
Such companies are well trained for accomplishing the mission. They have the skills, expertise and capability of putting an end to termites in homes. Their professionals are well trained and are equipped with the latest materials to deal with the threat. Home Pest is the leading provider of termite control services. Our expert team is fully capable of identifying and addressing the problems of termites
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Published on Apr 28, 2014
Published on Apr 28, 2014
Home Pest is the leading provider of termite control services. Our expert team is fully capable of identifying and addressing the problems o...