Termites can be devastating to your home. They are non-stop eating machines that tear through even the strongest wood with ease. In a short period of time, your home can suffer extensive damage. You might think that with these pests being so fond of eating everything, they might pose a threat to your family and your pets.

The best thing you can do to protect your home and your loved ones is to hire a Gilbert pest control company for long-lasting termite and pest control with safe solutions.

Beagle dog female owner checking to see if the termites hurt her pet

Do Termites Bite People or Pets?

Though they do have powerful jaws that never seem to quit, termites aren’t a danger to your pets or your other family members – unless you are made of wood. Which you are not. Termites are only interested in chowing down on wood and things made of cellulose, like paper or cardboard. They aren’t going to bite or sting you or animals in your home.

There have been rare cases of people reporting being bitten by a termite, but that is usually a case of accident or confusion. Termites have no reason to want to bite you or your pets.

What Did Bite Me?

If you suspect that you have termites in your home and you notice a red mark or skin irritation, you may be confused about what did bite you. You may have felt certain that it was a termite. But now you are left confused. If a termite didn’t bite you, what did?

There are a lot of things that could have bitten you, such as a flea, mite, louse, or even a bed bug. These all leave behind similar marks – small, red bumps. They may itch or feel irritated. It’s best to leave them be as best you can.

You may visit a doctor to get an ID on the bite, but that may not yield any real results. Bug bites can be so similar, and your doctor is likely to just focus on treating your symptoms rather than worrying about identifying the cause – unless there is reason to suspect a poisonous pest. Your best bet would be to hire a pest control technician in East Valley to perform an inspection of your home to find out what kind of pests are plaguing you. Your technician can then develop an appropriate plan for removing those pests and preventing them from coming back.

Treatment of Pests

To keep your home and your family and pets safe from any kind of pests, you need to implement the proper pest control solutions. An experienced pest control technician in Gilbert can inspect your home to find out the extent of your termite damage or other pest infestation. If you only have termites, they are still a danger, even if they won’t bite you or your pets. They can, however, cause enough damage to your home to become a danger. You don’t want a floor board to fall through or a piece of ceiling to fall on you or your pooch.

A good pest control company serving East Valley will also be able to present you with a variety of pest control solutions that will be safe for your family. Many treatments are applied to the grass or other areas that can be dangerous to your pets. Your technician will give you options for solutions that won’t pose a threat to your pets. Where that’s not possible, your technician will work with you to create a treatment schedule so that your pet and the rest of your family won’t be present during the treatment and can be shielded from the area so long as the treatment remains potent.

Call Varsity Termite and Pest Control today if you are dealing with termites or other pests. We have a variety of effective yet safe pest control solutions to protect your home from termites and other pests. We treat for all pests common to the Phoenix area, including termites, ants, scorpions, roaches, rats, and pigeons. We offer effective solutions to remove the pests, as well as preventive treatments to keep them from returning. Call us in Phoenix today to schedule a consultation with an experienced pest control technician and learn about your options for protecting your home.

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Varsity Termite and Pest Control – Gary Dobert
6056 E Baseline Rd #122
Mesa, AZ85206

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Gary Dobert

Gary is the co-owner of Varsity Termite and Pest Control, a family owned and operated company in Arizona with over 21 years of experience. They specialize in termite and scorpion control services.

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