Termite damage repair can quickly soar into the tens of thousands of dollars as these famished little pests eat their way through the wood in your home. In fact, according to the National Pest Management Association, they were responsible for more than 5-billion in property damage last year—and as this damage is considered a result of “maintenance” issues, it is rarely, if ever, covered by your home owner’s insurance. You can avoid some of the expense, however, by preventing termite damage to begin with.
Here are just a few ways to stop a termite invasion before it begins:
Get a qualified termite inspection.
Professional pest control specialists already have the knowledge needed to help determine whether termites have invaded your home. These specialist can also determine what types of termites are on-site. Several different species of subterranean termites live in Georgia. Each has their own traits, and each species reacts to treatments in unique ways. This is one of the reasons DIY termite control in the South is so difficult.
With that said, even a trained professional can only visually inspect approximately 20-30% of a typical structure. So, there could be termites hidden deep within your walls or under your floors. Even infrared cameras won’t pick up their heat signatures under building materials. Given today’s still-limited inspection methods and the perfect conditions in Georgia for termite infestation, it’s often best to invest in annual prevention.
Schedule an initial termite treatment.
What were the results of your inspection? If your pest control company found signs of termites, you’ll need an initial treatment which attacks the root of the problem. One of the best options for treating termites is the use of a baiting system with proven termite colony elimination like the Sentricon Termite Colony Elimination System with Always Active Technology. Once the termites take the bait back underground, it will work to remove the threat to your property. Even the queen will be affected, and the current colonies on-site will be taken out. Depending on the severity of your infestation, you may need to begin termite damage repair to wooden structures in and around your home.
Keep your property free and clear of termites.
Qualifying structures may also receive an Official Georgia Wood Infestation Report, otherwise known as a termite clearance letter. This allows for easy real estate transactions throughout the state. Homeowners whose property receives a clean bill of health can also set up preventive treatments so that termites don’t become a problem anytime in the near future.
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To avoid the need for termite damage repair seek professional help; call 770-475-7419 to reach North Fulton Pest Solutions, Atlanta’s premier residential pest management services firm.