Termite control is an integral part of homeownership. Consequently, if left untreated, termites can cause hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage to your home. Also, if you ever decide to sell your home, it’s not uncommon for the contract to include a requirement to complete a termite inspection report.
Your home is the biggest investment you will make. Therefore, it’s important to take every step possible to protect that investment. Protect your investment by hiring Budget Brothers Termite & Pest for routine termite inspection, control, and other preventative measures.
Signs of Infestation
It’s important to regularly check for signs of termite infestation in between your annual professional inspection. There are a variety of signs you can look for including:
- Mud Tubes
- Sagging Ceilings or Floors
- Termite Excrement
- Discarded Termite Wings
Discovery of swarming termites is most common during the monsoon season but can be found all year in our Arizona weather. If you discover winged termites in your home, you are almost certainly dealing with an infestation. In this case, you should call Budget Brothers to inspect your home. We can perform termite control to prevent further damages to your home.
Professional Termite Control
Termite control is not a DIY project. Preventing and eliminating termites in your home requires technical skills and industry knowledge. Furthermore, many areas of your home that are potential points of entry for these destructive insects are difficult to access. As a result, knowledge of building construction will be needed for your termite control and treatment.
Your termite control technician will also use industry specific tools for your treatment. These tools can include:
- Masonry Drills
- Large Capacity Tanks
- Soil Treatment Rods
- Liquid Termiticides
- And More
Your termite control technician may need to inject hundreds of gallons of liquid insecticide around your home. As well as ground injections beneath slabs of concrete and foundation walls.
There are a variety of factors that will determine the type of termite control you will need. These factors include:
- Linear Footage of Your Home
- Which Material to Use in Your Treatment
- Home Construction
- Level of Infestation
- And More
Arizona has about 2-10 colonies of termites per acre of land across the state. This doesn’t seem like much until you consider that a colony can contain 60,000 to 1 million termites! There are steps you can take to help prevent a termite infestation in your Arizona home. Here’s how:
- Get Rid of Moisture Around Your Home.
- This includes leaking faucets, standing water on your roof, sealing entry points, and keeping vents open and clear.
- Remove The Food Sources.
- Screen all exterior vents, keep a barrier between the wood in your home and the soil, grind all stumps. Regularly check decks and wooden fences for signs of termites.
Termite control in Arizona is essential for the structural safety of your home. If you discover signs of termites or need termite control and prevention for your home, contact Budget Brothers Termite & Pest. Prevention and early treatment is key to successful termite control.