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Written by Tim Denner
on September 09, 2021

If you take a DIY approach to most of your home maintenance and improvement projects, then it may feel natural to take the DIY route with your pest control. Some pests are harmless enough that you can try out different treatment options until you find one that will work without experiencing any long-term consequences. There are some pests, on the other hand, that pose a significant threat to your home if they are not quickly and effectively eradicated. In this type of situation, it is best to bring in professional help instead of going the DIY route. Termites are an example of pests that typically require intervention from a professional to effectively eradicate.

Termites can cause extensive damage to your home

Termites have the ability to cause extensive damage to your home. A colony of termites can eat away at the wood of your house around the clock. This means that termites can cause damage to your home 24/7. If you suspect a termite infestation in your home, it is important to take action as quickly as possible to minimize the potential damage. If you attempt to eradicate termites on your own and do not completely remove them, the infestation will continue to grow. The most effective way to eradicate termites from your home – and stop the damage – is to get help from a termite professional. A termite pro will have the tools and training to successfully eradicate termites from your home.

Termites can go unnoticed for months or years

It is a good idea to bring in a termite professional to inspect your home even if you do not have any reason to suspect an infestation. Termites can go unnoticed for months or years because they eat away at wood silently. In addition, the areas that termites infest are typically in areas that you do not normally see or inspect yourself. Getting a termite inspection is a way to determine if you have a termite infestation. You can attempt to look for signs of termites on your own but it is easy to miss signs of these pests if you are not trained in what to look for.

Termites can be difficult to eradicate without specialized training and equipment

Another reason to get professional help with termites instead of going the DIY route is that termites are difficult to eradicate without specialized training and equipment. Termites spend their time in areas of your house that are typically hard to reach. A termite pro will have equipment designed to get to all the areas of your home where termites may infest. If you have a severe infestation, structural fumigation may be the only option for complete eradication, and for that, you will need the help of a pro.

Getting professional help for a termite infestation will provide you with the best overall results. If you choose to go the DIY route, you could end up spending a lot of time and money learning about the process, purchasing equipment, and applying the termiticide only to discover that you did not completely eradicate the infestation. Start the process by hiring a professional and you can rest assured that the termites will be completely eliminated from your home.

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