There’s a stigma attached with bedbugs and roaches. Logic flies out the window and you think there’s something wrong with you because you have insects. Maybe you aren’t clean enough or don’t keep your house clean enough. Termite problems are different. Everybody has wood in their homes.
As with most bugs, getting rid of termites rapidly is critical. Here’s why:
Getting Rid Of Termites: 3 Things That Don’t Work
Brad and Sherry found what they believed to be a termite infestation. They Googled it, and sure enough, they had termites eating away at one area of their front porch. Being common-sense Millennials, the couple decided to attack the problem themselves.
Termites are one of the strongest survivalist insects in the world. Brad and Sherry approached their termite war with military precision:
- They used the strongest over-the-counter chemical termite-killer they could find. It didn’t work and they lose planet points for using a deadly, eco-unfriendly insecticide.
- They taped-off and sealed the area. Then they “bombed” it. That didn’t work at all, but their dog began losing patches of hair. The vet said Blake “got into something,” and the vet bill was an unexpected expense.
- They applied sprays to the infested area. The termites relocated to the other side of the porch.
The point here is that pest control is not a do-it-yourself task.
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Termites don’t graze for a while and move on. They will stampede your house and leave a path of destruction that may cost thousands to fix. It’s a fact: The sooner you manage a termite problem, the more money you’ll save.
DIY (do-it-yourself) fixes are usually temporary. You need a solid termite treatment and then, regular termite inspections. Your home is likely your biggest investment, so taking care of it is simply smart money management.
Damages Termites Cause
Termites cause more than $5 billion in damages every year. Prevention is truly the best cure:
- Get rid of moist wood in or around your home.
- If you have a recurring problem, consider a termite trench.
- Move woodpiles 15-20 feet from your house.
- Repair leaky faucets.
- Schedule an annual inspection with your local termite company.
- Schedule quarterly DIY inspection for termite indicators.
- Seal any foundation/wall cracks, inside and out.
Getting rid of termites should be a customized, professional treatment. Every termite infestation is different, but it always worsens. Damages you may see as a result of not getting rid of termites as soon as possible:
- Interior – Damage inside your home can include
- Bathroom/kitchen appliance fixtures
- Water-source areas
- Structural – This is the most problematic damage report. Your home may not be primarily constructed of wood, but termites can eat through metal siding, plaster, and other materials.
The National Pest Management Association conducted an experiment and its results are stunning. The Tiny House was a scale model home complete with electricity, insulation, and plumbing. Termites destroyed it in just 2 months. The video shows exactly how and it’s worth the watch: https://video.foxnews.com/v/5785575112001#sp=show-clips
Budget Brothers Termite & Pest Elimination Getting Rid Of Termites
Arizona termites are a fact of life. When buying or selling a Phoenix-area home, you’ll find FHA and VA lenders are especially vigilant about WDI (wood-destroying insects). Termite elimination can cost as little as $358 and save thousands of dollars.
Most Arizona termites live beneath the soil (subterranean termites), so they’re not easily detected before the damage begins. That’s why we recommend termite inspections. When you’re ready to work with the best in Phoenix, contact the professionals at Budget Brothers Termite & Pest Elimination.
Be sure to ask about our $39.95 Residential Total Pest Elimination package.