Termites are expensive. In the United States alone, termites cost homeowners an estimated $5 BILLION each year! The average amount a homeowner will spend to repair termite damage is $3,000. You can’t take termites lightly; so, these are some of our most often asked questions about home termite control.
Should I worry about termites?
Subterranean termites are prevalent in Georgia; this includes the extremely destructive Formosan termites. While wood is their primary food source, termites also feed on insulation, paper, swimming pool liners, and books. Considering the amount of damage that certain species, like the Formosan, can cause, the prudent homeowner is concerned about termites. It is particularly important when selling or buying a home.
When is termite season?
Termite season typically falls during the spring months, from March until May. During this time large numbers of swarmers, winged termites, leave their existing colonies to begin new ones. It is during this time that homeowners are likely to see swarmers in their home – and that can be a cause for concern.
How do I know if I have termites?
If you see swarmers inside your home, that is usually a good indication that you have termites. Other signs you may have termites include mud tubes around your foundation and termite damaged wood.
Can I do my own home termite control?
Termite control and treatment requires intensive training and highly specialized skills. It also involves special equipment and professional product. Additionally, if you want termite protection or a termite letter for your home, only a certified professional can provide it. In other words, doing your own termite treatment is not advised; it isn’t like purchasing a can of bug spray to get rid of a few roaches. A proper, responsible, and effective termite treatment is a job for professionals.
What should I look for in a termite control company?
When looking for a company to provide home termite control, the first thing you want to do is make sure the company is properly licensed and the license is up to date. The issuing agency is usually the State Department of Agriculture. Call around and get some estimates, but don’t let price be your only factor. Find out if the company is a member of the National Pest Management Association or the pest control association in their state. You also want to ask what products and techniques are used.
What products are used?
There are many termite control products on the market. However, we believe the best products in the industry right now are the Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System with Always Active™ Technology and Termidor. If the company you interview does not use these products, then you probably should look elsewhere.
When you need home termite control, call North Fulton Pest Solutions. Our experienced, licensed termite control specialists will inspect your home and property and treat it using the top termite control products in the industry. Give us a call today and put your home in our hands.
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