Are you due to have a termite inspection done on your home? Termites are every homeowners nightmare. Approximately 1 in 4 homes will be affected by termites, and early detection can save you thousands of dollars later; Cold weather will not deter these pests from continuing to do damage on your home and property. There surely are home methods to rid your home of these pests, and some homeowners have certainly found it to be successful, but if you prefer to put the burden on a professional, call PREMIER to get the job done. We will inspect your home for free and then work with you on a plan of action. The cost is not as much as you may think. The costs of repairing the damage if you do not treat them early, however, IS through the roof!
There are many species of termites and you have to know the type before beginning treatment. There are also other bugs that eat wood and can be mistaken for the signs of a termite infestation. Treatments for these others pests differ as well. In the meantime, if you do not have termites or recently had an extermination completed, you can take certain precautions to reduce the risks of having them again.
HELP TO REDUCE THE RISK OF INFESTATION
- Seal all pipes and utility lines
- Remove excessive wood mulch
- Keep your gutters and downspouts clean and free of debris
- Always repair leaking faucets
- Do not leave standing water of your roof
- Keep wood (firewood/lumber) and paper away from the foundation of your home
- Do not have landscaping beds in contact with the outside wall of your home
- Get rid of tree stumps completely around your home if you have trees removed
- Always check for telltale signs of infestation which includes: mud looking material on wooden surfaces; wings (termites shed their wings); actual identification of the termite itself (either white or yellow or flying ant looking creatures); tubes (tunnels of earth running along your house foundation); sawdust; small holes in surface of wood; paint bubbles; tapping a wood surface at which time is sounds hollow.
These are just some ideas of what you can do to help prevent risk and/or identify a problem.
Call PREMIER for a free termite inspection today!