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Written by Tim Denner
on May 07, 2019

Termites can cause significant damage to the properties you manage and quite literally eat away at your profits. There are some steps you can take to minimize your risk of developing a termite infestation. But, the temperate weather of San Jose provides an ideal environment for termites so there is no getting away from the threat of an infestation. If you discover termites in one of your properties-despite your best efforts to prevent an infestation-there are a couple of first steps you need to take to protect the property from further damage and eradicate the termites.

Schedule a termite inspection

A termite inspection is the very first step in the process of eradicating termites. Any high quality pest control company you choose will require an inspection before applying treatment. The inspection will provide you with a wealth of valuable information about the state of your property. In the report you will find out if you have an active infestation. If you do have an active infestation, the inspection report will have details on the areas of activity as well as the severity of the infestation. Other valuable pieces of information in the report include a description of areas with damage and signs of previous termite treatment. The inspector will also provide information about treatment in the report. It will have treatment recommendations based on your needs and preferences. In a nut shell, a termite inspection will assess the current infestation status of your San Jose property and let you know how to move forward.

Set up termite treatment with a professional

When you read through the treatment recommendations in the inspection report you will find a range of options. Examples of potential treatment options include fumigation, heat treatment, and green solutions such as orange oil, borates, and tree bark derivatives. You can discuss the options with the pest control professional that completed the inspection. The best treatment choice for your property will depend on the size of the property, the level of infestation, and your preferences for green solutions vs more traditional treatment options. Once you have decided on an option it is time to get your property scheduled for treatment.

If you discover termites in one of your San Jose properties the first steps are simple, inspection and then treatment. Quick action on your part is the best way to minimize further damage from the termites. Do not waste time considering options for dealing with the termites on your own. They are notoriously difficult to eradicate and do not respond well to DIY methods. Invest in professional help for your termite infestation just like you invest in professional help for other important elements of your business. The quickest and most effective way to eradicate termites from your property is to bring in professional help from the very beginning.

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