It can be scary to learn that you have a termite infestation in your home. There are a lot of unknowns to face at the beginning of the process. You may be wondering how serious the infestation is, if there is any damage, and what options you have for treatment. At the end of the day, the main question is ‘Will termite treatment disrupt my life?’ The answer to that question depends on the severity of your infestation and the type of treatment you choose.
Severity of the infestation
The severity of your termite infestation is going to determine what level of treatment you need. A fairly new and/or small infestation can be treated with methods that take less than a full day to apply. Heat treatment, stay-at-home treatment, and green solutions are all options that can effectively treat termites in a short amount of time. If you have a termite infestation that is well-established and widespread, one of the treatment options outlined above may not be enough. Tent fumigation is a treatment option reserved for the most serious termite infestations. The process involves completely encapsulating your house with a specially designed tent and then pumping in gas termiticide. The tent contains the termiticide so it has the ability to get to every corner of your home – even inside the walls. The more severe the infestation the more disruption the termite treatment option will cause.
Type of treatment you choose
As mentioned above, the severity of your termite infestation will impact which treatments are an option. There are some treatment options that allow you to stay home during the treatment. Stay-at-home and green treatments will have little to no impact on your life because you can go about your day as normal while the termite pro deals with the pests. There is also no prep work required to get ready for these types of treatment. Heat treatment is an option for drywood termites that can be completed in less than a day. However, you may have to put in a little bit of prep work to get ready because there are some household items that cannot be exposed to the level of heat put out by the heaters. Your termite pro will let you know which types of items need to be removed before the heat treatment. Tent fumigation is the type of termite treatment that will disrupt your life the most. You will have to prepare your home by removing certain items or placing them in specialized bags. In addition, you will need to stay out of your home for a few days during the treatment. This means arranging to stay in a hotel or with a loved one until it is safe for you and your family to return to the property.
Termite treatment can cause some disruption to your life. Ultimately, however, allowing termites to remain and continue causing damage will create a much larger disruption. Getting termite treatment quickly after finding out that you have an infestation is the best way to minimize any disruption to your life.