There is a lot that goes into properly caring for a house. You have tasks that you must do day in and day out to keep your home in top condition. There are other tasks that have to be completed regularly but are less frequent. The frequency of tasks does not always determine which is the most important. The tasks that happen every few months or once a year can have a big impact on your home even though they are infrequent. Termite inspections and treatment are examples of tasks that are important for your home but do not happen frequently.
Termite inspections for single-family homes
A termite inspection is something that every homeowner should schedule as soon as possible. If your home has never been inspected for termites, now is the time to get one scheduled. A termite inspection can provide you with important information about the condition of your property. The inspector will look for signs of an active termite infestation. These signs include things like mud tubes, frass, damaged wood, carcasses, and termites themselves. The inspector will also carefully note areas of your home with termite damage during the inspection. If your home is free from termites, the inspection can help you learn if there are issues around your home that make it vulnerable to termites. You cannot effectively protect your home from termites without first learning where it stands. A termite inspection will let you know the current condition of your home and help you take steps to protect it from termites.
Termite treatment for single-family homes
If a termite inspection reveals that you do in fact have an infestation, there are several treatment options to choose from. Heat treatment is an eco-friendly option for eradicating drywood termites. Liquid termiticide comes in several varieties and can be applied directly to the area where termites are infesting as well as along the perimeter of your home. Structural fumigation is a treatment option designed to eradicate the most severe infestations. There are ‘green’ treatment solutions and those that allow you to stay home while they are applied. It can be stressful to learn that you have a termite infestation in your home but the variety of treatments that are available means that you can find one that fits your needs.
Protecting your home from termites is not something you have to think about every day. However, you do need to include termite inspections and treatment as part of your routine home maintenance. Keeping these tasks on your list will help you protect your property from the serious damage that termites can cause. The pros at TAPS Termites can provide you with routine termite inspections as well as termite treatment when needed.