CAN I DO MY OWN TERMITE CONTROL?
DIY projects have become very popular, and that includes many home projects, even DIY pest control. There are many that you could easily do yourself, and with little instruction, but there are others you might want to consider leaving to the professionals – termite control is one of them. Termites are tiny, and hide deep inside walls and structures, where it can be difficult to find them, and make it challenging to apply the proper treatment to eliminate them. You may be able to get rid of the termites you see on the surface, but there could be many more hiding inside your walls, continuing to do damage. That’s why treating a termite infestation is a task you should trust to a professional termite control company. Here are more reasons to trust the treatment to a professional.
WHY YOU DON’T WANT TERMITES IN YOUR HOME
• Termites love to eat wood, and the wood in your home is one of their favorite meals. They cause billions of dollars in damage to U.S. homes every year. • Even though termites are small, they live in large colonies that can contain thousands – and sometimes millions – of hungry insects. • Most people don’t know they have a termite infestation until the termites have been in the home for months, or years, and by the time they are discovered, they have already damaged the structure. • The longer termites go untreated, the more damage they can do, so it’s best to catch them early, and treat your home effectively.
IS DIY TERMITE CONTROL EFFECTIVE?
Different species of termites require different treatment methods. You could spend a lot of time doing research to try to guess which type of termites you have, and which type of treatment method to use…and hope that it will work. Or, you could hire a termite control professional that has been trained to identify which species of termites are in your home, and will know the best treatment to use.
WILL YOU SAVE MONEY DOING TERMITE CONTROL YOURSELF?
Maybe…and maybe not. It may seem like DIY methods will save you money over paying a professional, which is why many homeowners try to tackle a termite problem on their own. • If you decide to treat your home yourself, you will need to be sure to eliminate the infestation entirely, otherwise the surviving termites will continue to destroy the wood in your home. • The resulting damage could end up costing you thousands of dollars in repairs – on top of the money you already spent on DIY supplies. • Hiring a termite control professional could end up saving you money in the long run, and prevent the stress and headaches of dealing with expensive repairs later.
TREATMENTS NEED TO BE USED CORRECTLY
All treatment methods require that you follow instructions precisely, and that the product be applied correctly – otherwise it may not be effective. You don’t want to spend your time and money if it’s not going to eliminate the infestation. Termite control professionals are trained on how to properly use products, and they have equipment that allows them to apply treatments correctly.
BEST CHOICE FOR TREATING TERMITE INFESTATIONS
Even though it can be satisfying to tackle DIY projects on your own, it’s important to not take on more than you can handle. When it comes to a termite infestation, your best choice is to contact a professional to inspect your home and recommend a plan that fits your needs.