One of the most destructive pests in the world are termites, and many homeowners unknowingly have them living within their walls. Often times they only discover them once severe damage has been done. Getting your home inspected regularly can mean saving money; the damage done by termites can empty your pockets compared to the cost of inspections, which are generally done for free by your Orlando pest control company.
If left untreated, termites can cause large amounts of damage costing an arm and a leg. Many homeowners underestimate the costs of damage done by termites, and often times if homeowners do discover termites, they may take matters into their own hands. Do it yourself pest control is not an effective method of getting rid of termites and you should consult your Orlando pest control company if you suspect termites. Compared to over the counter treatments, pest control companies have strong, safe and effective treatments that can guarantee the elimination of termites.
If you suspect or want to check for signs of termites before you call an Orlando pest control company, there are a few things you can do to check for an infestation. Check wooden areas for damage, and see if you notice hollow wood, sawdust, or termites themselves. A pest control company can inspect both the outside and inside of your home; you may not even notice termites just on visually scanning areas of your home.
Termite inspections should be done at least once a year, and if you do have termites, pest control companies typically offer around the year treatments that guarantee control of subterranean termites. Termites need warm, damp environments, so it’s important to check your home for leaky pipes both inside and out, remove wood and brush from around your home, avoid using mulch close to your home, seal your home’s’ foundation, clean gutters, and make sure your home is properly ventilated.
Pro-Staff Termite and Pest control offers free home inspections for termite and pest control to help you stay protected from bugs and pests. We offer the highest quality services in the industry by protecting your home year-round. Call us today at 407-292-7378 to learn more about our services and to schedule your free inspection.