As a homeowner, you may not place much emphasis on pest prevention or termite treatment. Unfortunately, without focusing on pest control, you and your home may suffer physically, emotionally, and financially. Of course, you may not know where to begin. With the help of professionals, you can understand a few important truths behind termites and how they can wreak havoc on your life.
Your Brick House Is Not Mighty, Mighty
Termites are attracted to moisture and wood. A stack of firewood that has been sitting outside for a few days or a damp crawlspace are both hot spots for these dangerous insects. Since termites feed on moisture and wood, you may think your brick or concrete slab house is safe against these pests. However, that is not the case.
A good portion of brick, stone, and concrete contains cellulose, which termites are capable of eating. Also, drywall, roofing shingles, wood furniture, and even wallpaper are appealing elements of your home. You may think your brick house is safe, but it will still require an occasional termite treatment.
Termites Are Difficult to Detect
Another surprising misconception homeowners have is that termites are simple to detect. See a termite, spray an insecticide, and your home is safe. Unfortunately, that is not typically the case, since homeowners will not usually see termites until the home is infested.
You may not notice an infestation until there is actual damage to your home. Chipping paint, broken wood around doors, windows, and trim, and hollowed, soft areas of the walls, floors, or roof are key signs that you have a termite infestation.
DIY Treatments Are Not Suitable
Visit your local discount store or home improvement retailer, and you will find a large selection of insecticides to use in and around your house. Using these sprays and pellets around your home may seem like the easiest and most affordable way to rid your home of termites and other pests, but the products are not always effective.
To treat a termite infestation, trust the professionals. Not only do they offer the experience and skills needed to eradicate a pest problem, but they also offer maintenance services that ensure you do not develop future issues.
A proper understanding of termites and other pests can help you maintain a healthy and clean home. To protect your home and health with a pest and termite treatment, contact Bug Commander in Frisco, TX at (214) 307-1933.