How to Get Rid of Termites

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 How to Get Rid of Termites

Hello, I’m Lee. A few months ago, we noticed signs that we might have termites in our home. As you can imagine, I was really worried; however, after getting some advice from pest control companies, we were able to start tackling the problem. I was surprised at how many options we had to get rid of our existing termites and the decisions we had to make to prevent the problem from happening again. I learned more than I thought I’d ever need to know about termites and how to deal with them and I thought this knowledge might be useful for other homeowners who have similar problems. Hope it helps you get rid of your termites!


The Benefits Of Termite Treatment

Different factors attract termites to your home. The infestation could commence due to wood, moisture and cracks on the exterior that attract termites. One way of fighting such an infestation is through termite treatment which involves the application of termiticide along the foundation walls, concrete slab and the ground around your foundation. This piece explores the importance of termite treatment. 


Did you know that termites do not sleep? Therefore, these insects eat wood, multiply and create colonies day and night. Therefore, termites cause extensive damage to buildings. It would help if you reconstructed different areas affected by the termite infestation. Termite treatment is an essential step for a homeowner in the reconstruction process. 

Newly constructed structures require termite treatment to prevent infestation in the future. The treatment process also kills colonies that form in the surrounding. For example, termites might nest in the soil surrounding your home. This infestation can quickly escalate and damage new structures. Therefore, commence the new project by treating the structure and the surrounding.

Improved Valuation

The law requires homeowners to disclose termite infestation to potential buyers. In addition, you have an ethical duty to reveal such details to buyers. Otherwise, the buyer might discover the termite infestation in the future and renege on the deal. Therefore, termite treatment helps you eliminate this hindrance and ensures that your home gets a better valuation without the risk of damages. 

You can perform a termite inspection after the treatment and request a report. The termite inspection report is essential in proving to the appraiser and potential buyers that the home is not at risk of these insects. The resale value of your home is also high when buyers are not worried about termites. The value of new homes is also higher when you mention this selling point. 


Termite treatment is a long-term solution to the issue of infestation. You can eliminate the need for constant termite control whenever you detect an infestation. You may also cut down on the cost of rebuilding structures that termites consume. This form of treatment also eliminates the need for constant monitoring of the condition of your home. 

If your area has a history of homes being at risk of termite infestation, you can save a lot using this preventive measure. These tactics are essential for both residential homes and commercial buildings since termites feed on anything with cellulose. Organic materials used for construction, such as cotton, wood or paper, are their prime targets. Therefore, termite treatment leads to significant savings. 

Termite treatment is essential in the reconstruction process and helps you improve the value of your home while saving you money.  

For more information about termite treatment, contact a local pest control company.