When it comes to pests, most of them fall into at least one of these two categories: they’re either a nuisance or unsanitary. Cockroaches, for example, can give you the creeps, but they’re not likely to cause any pain or harm. Mice can often get into peoples’ food, which is both disgusting, and unsanitary. But there is one pest that falls into a category of its own: termites.
Termites are the unseen scourge of the pest world, often living and thriving in the inner structure of your home. They’re notorious hiders, which means you might have a termite problem and not even notice for quite a long time. However, just because they are out of sight doesn’t mean they aren’t doing possibly devastating damage to your home. In fact, by the time you finally start to notice that your home has termites in it, there’s likely already an infestation that needs to be dealt with right away.
A termite infestation is not just a small nuisance that you can put off for another week: it can cause severe and dangerous structural damage to your home. In fact, each year termites cause $30 billion in damage to homes and crops in the United States. And the longer a termite infestation is allowed to grow and wreak havoc, the more it will cost you to fix the aftermath.
Termite repairs need to start with a thorough, top-to-bottom home inspection by a pest pro, in order to discover the severity and extent of the damage. A professional pest technician can look over the destruction for you, and advise what repair work needs to be done.
If you’re dealing mild termite damage, you should expect to pay around a few hundred dollars for repairs. However, if a termite infestation has been left unfixed for several months (most likely because you didn’t know about it, not because you ignored it), the pests can cause severe damage that can cost upwards of $3,000 to fix. But the problem doesn’t end with repairs: on top of all that, you still need to pay to rid your home of the termites completely or the cycle will simply start all over again.
Instead of waiting for costly and bothersome repairs, the best thing you can do is put an end to the termite problems before they get out of hand with a structural fumigation. Pest control companies have been conducting these fumigations for decades. They can safely and effectively clear your house of these destructive insects in just a few days.
this is by far the most effective and safest way to deal with termites, without having to deal with any structural damage to your home.
If you suspect you might have termites in your home, contact a professional pest control company right away. Choose a local pest control company that knows the homes and environment well, so that they’ll be able to check all the known hiding places and attractants for termites. It will likely save you a lot of heartache, and money, and possible accidents in the future.