Termites are really just ants that like to eat wood, right? So how bad a problem are they really? That’s what you might think, but the reality is a little more nuanced than that, and the problem can get really bad if you have termites on your property. Though they are small, termites are relentless. They work non-stop, and they are eating machines. It may take them a long time, but they can chew your house down to a pile of sawdust.

Termite Damage How Bad Can It Get

The termites you have are not the only termites you will have if you don’t do something. They multiply quickly, as well, adding to their eating ranks. That means that the longer you wait to take care of the problem, the more quickly the damage can advance.

Assuming you are a responsible property owner who invests in regular inspections from a termite control company near Desert Ridge, you won’t experience much damage to your property. At most, you may have to replace a beam or a patch of wall with new wood. Of course, you’ll have to make sure that your property is completely free of termites before making the repair, which is why you need professional termite treatment.

Termite Inspection

The best thing you can do to stop the spread of termite damage is to schedule a yearly termite inspection. On your own, you won’t know that you have termites in your property until the damage is extensive. Termites hide from the light, and they burrow deep into dark crevices where there is moisture and plenty of food – organic material in wood, drywall, and other building materials. They aren’t going to crawl across your floor and chew on the outside of your chair leg. They are going to take up shop deep in your walls.

A professional knows where to look for termites on your property and how to find them. During a Desert Ridge professional termite inspection, the exterminator will use special tools and techniques to uncover termites no matter where they may be hiding. That means the exterminator can find the termites before they build up a massive colony and are able to do more damage.

Treatment Plan

You don’t have to wait until you have a termite infestation to begin treating your property. In fact, you shouldn’t. By the time termites are discovered, they have already damaged your property. By treating against termites before they are present, you can help keep them out of your property and protect your investment. Your property should be treated as it is being built. If that was not done, you can invest in a barrier treatment now.

Once termites are discovered, you need a professional termite control company to eradicate them quickly so they can’t create more damage. Trying to do the work yourself will take longer and will allow the termites to create more damage. Work with a professional to develop a termite treatment plan that will get rid of the pests and that will continue treating the property to keep them away for good.

Things You Can Do

You can also take actions yourself to protect your house from termites and the fast damage they can cause. The best thing you can do is to keep wood and other cellulose away from your home. That means you should keep your piles of firewood away from the home (and that means don’t leave it stacked next to the wall of a house either), as well as piles of scrap lumber. Keep piles of old newspaper and cardboard boxes out of your house also. Clear your yard of leaf clutter and sticks.

Keeping excess moisture out of your home can also make it less hospitable to termites. Use a dehumidifier in your home, and turn on the fans in your bathroom after a bath or shower and in your kitchen after cooking. Make sure your attic and crawl space are properly ventilated. You may need professional help to inspect the space and make recommendations for moisture control.

Termites can be dangerous for your property since they can cause so much damage in so short a time. But with proper planning and consideration, you can protect your home from a termite invasion and can clear one out quickly if termites do get in.

Varsity Termite and Pest Control offers comprehensive termite treatment in Arizona. We start with a thorough termite inspection and then recommend a plan of treatment that will either get rid of termites that are present or that will protect your home against future infestation. We will also develop an ongoing treatment plan to protect your home after removing an infestation. We offer other pest control services for common pests like scorpions, spiders, roaches, and more. Call us today to schedule a termite inspection or to learn more about other pest control services.

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Varsity Termite and Pest Control – Tony Kaufman
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Tony Kaufman

Tony Kaufman

Tony 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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