If property owners want to avoid thousands of dollars of repair costs, they will learn about Termite Preventative Treatment. Prevention is always better than having to deal with a termite problem when there is an active nest on the property. Although it can take a few years for a colony to fully mature, things can quickly get out of control once it does. Termite queens can live for well over two decades. Some termite queens can produce more than 1000 eggs in a singe day. Once a termite colony is established, professional exterminators are the only ones who can deal with the situation.
An important part of Termite Preventative Treatment is making sure that termites don’t find favourable conditions to make a colony. This means keeping moisture under control. Termites are really drawn to moisture, so home owners have to check their homes, garages, and yards for moisture problems. Foundation contractors can quickly eliminate any moisture problems related to foundations. Reducing the number of trees on a property can also help to keep termites away. Tree contractors can be used to eliminate dead or dying trees. Home owners who use firewood need to store their wood carefully so that it doesn’t attract the pests.
Even though home owners can do their owner termite prevention, contacting us or other exterminators usually is best. It’s simply too easy to skip important steps that are part of termite prevention. Home owners can easily miss mud tubes that are a sure sign that termites are present in the area. People can also miss entry points that termites can use to get inside of a home. Paying an exterminator to conduct an inspection for termites isn’t expensive. Most exterminators will gladly tell people how they can make their homes more termite resistant.
Home buyers really should take the time to invest in termite inspections. Buyers wouldn’t have any idea if sellers practised termite prevention. If a home is found to have damage because of termites, a buyer has a chance to call off the sale. Having the seller pay for extermination and repair costs is also an option. Even though inspections are important, some buyers still refuse to get them.
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