According to a study conducted a few years ago, about 80% of homeowners worry about pests invading their houses. Of these homeowners, about 25% say they worry about dealing with termites.
That makes termites one of the biggest pest concerns for people who own a home. Can you blame them for worrying?
Termites can do tons of damage to a home if you don’t catch them early enough. The National Pest Management Association says they cause upwards of $5 billion worth of damage to homes every year.
They can also be difficult to get rid of. You’ll often need to fumigate your house for termites to ensure that they’re gone completely.
Here are some surefire signs that’ll let you know you need to fumigate your home right away.
Termites Aren’t Affected by Other Pest Control Treatments
There are a variety of different ways that you can have your home treated when you have termites wreaking havoc in it. You don’t necessarily need to rush to fumigate right away.
You can, for example, set termite baits throughout your home with help from a pest control company. Often times, these baits will be enough to eliminate termites from your home, especially if you only have a small colony on your hands.
But if you’ve tried other termite treatments and seen next to no results from them, it might be time to give termite fumigation a try. It’s the only termite treatment that’s pretty much guaranteed to work, even if you have a large termite colony living in your home.
Termites Are Located in Various Parts of a Home
If you have a single termite colony in your home, a pest control specialist should be able to attack it and make it a distant memory in no time. As long as they can get access to the area of your home where the colony is living, they can contain it and shut it down.
But if you have multiple termite colonies in your home, it’ll be a much different story. It’s going to be tough for a pest control company to come in and take each colony down individually.
Fumigating your home is usually the right option in this instance. It’ll attack all of the termite colonies at once and make them disappear.
Termites Have Impacted a Home for Multiple Years
Does it seem like you’re calling on a pest control company to help you with termites every year?
First and foremost, you should think about working with a different company. There are more than 27,000 pest control companies in the U.S. right now, so there’s sure to be a better one out there for you.
You should also think about fumigating your home as opposed to continuing to try alternative treatment methods. It’ll prevent you from having to treat your home for termites again next year.
Fumigate Your Home If You Spot Any of These Signs
Fumigating a home is a big undertaking. A home needs to be covered with a fumigation tent so that a pest control company can fumigate it properly.
But it’s well worth the investment in time and money when you consider what might happen to your home if you don’t take care of your termite problem. It’ll be a small price to pay for not having to deal with termite issues anymore.
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