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Written by Tim Denner
on November 19, 2020

Everyone needs professional help for termite treatment and prevention. If you live in an area where termites are active (most people in the United States do) then you can benefit from professional termite services. The reality is that any building that used wood in the construction is at risk for a termite infestation in the areas where termites are active. Getting professional help is essential because termites are destructive, their activity is hard to spot, and they are typically difficult to eradicate.

Termites are destructive

Termites are one of the most destructive types of pests you can get in your home. They can eat away at the structural wood under your house and inside your walls. Over time, the damage will accumulate and will eventually lead to secondary damage to your home as well. For many people, the first sign of termite damage that they notice is a secondary issue like a crack in the wall or uneven flooring. Once the termite damage has reached a place where it is causing secondary damage it is already to a serious level. The destruction that termites cause can be very expensive to repair. In order to avoid costly repairs, you need to bring in professional help as quickly as possible. If you suspect termites, schedule a professional inspection right away. Even if you do not have reason to suspect termites – but live in a house where you have never had a termite inspection – it is a good idea to bring in a professional. The key to minimizing termite damage is to catch it and deal with it as early as possible.

Termite activity can be hard to spot

Most types of pests prefer to stay out of your sight. Termites are one of the most skilled pests at staying hidden because they spend their time in areas of the house where most homeowners never go. Subterranean termites must stay in close contact with moisture-rich soil in order to survive. Because of this, they often build their colonies in the soil under houses. Termites are often found inside of walls as well. If you do not regularly go into the crawlspace of your home then it is unlikely that you will notice the early signs of termite activity. Other signs of termite activity like mud tubes and damaged wood can be easy to overlook or attribute to some other type of damage. Unless you are trained to spot the signs of termite activity you are highly likely to miss them and leave your home at risk. Getting a trained termite professional to inspect your home is a way to get all of the hard-to-reach areas of your home inspected for signs of termite activity.

Termites are difficult to eradicate

Eliminating termites from your home is something you should leave up to the professionals. Termites are notoriously difficult to eradicate because of where they tend to congregate. Failing to completely eradicate an infestation will leave your home at risk for further damage. Bringing in professional help for termite eradication is the most effective way to get these destructive pests out of your home. A termite pro will know how to spot signs of activity, identify damage, and apply the appropriate type of treatment. And, the best termite professionals provide a guarantee on their work. That means that if your infestation was not completely eradicated the pro will return and apply treatment again to eliminate the termites.

Effective termite prevention and treatment is something that requires professional help. You can save yourself time, frustration, and money by bringing in a termite professional from the very beginning. If you are ready to have your home inspected for termites, schedule a free termite inspection from the pros at TAPS Termite.

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