Stop Being So Pesty!

Do you wish insects would just leave your home alone? You never want to see ants crawling across the floor again. Those cockroaches that keep appearing in the basement had better find a new place to live. Insects are gross and annoying, but thankfully, they are not that hard to get rid of if you rely on a professional pest control service. They can use the right combination of baits, traps, and sprays to get rid of the pesky insects. They'll leave your home alone just like you've always wanted. Read more in the articles to follow; we go into more detail.

4 Things To Expect With Professional Termite Control At Home


One mention of a termite problem can strike fear in the heart of any homeowner, but when a problem is tended to immediately with the help of a professional termite control service, the issue can be resolved before too much damage is done. If you have discovered you have a termite problem in your home, your first plan of action should always be to contact a termite control service for help. It will be helpful to know what to expect during the treatment process. Here is a look at some of the things you can expect throughout the treatment process. 

Expect there to be a thorough examination of your home. 

The very first thing that will happen when you have a professional exterminator come to your home due to a termite problem is a thorough evaluation of the situation. The service representative will be checking multiple aspects of your home using visual examination methods and sometimes special equipment, such as infrared scanners, to evaluate the issue. The purpose of this in-depth assessment is to determine the extent of the infestation so the best treatment methodology can be followed going forward. 

Expect that holes may have to be drilled in certain areas to access the termite nests. 

Once the treatment process does begin, the agent may have to drill holes in certain places to access the termite nests. For example, the agent may drill a series of small holes in a few of the floor joists under the house to inject a pesticide gel that both attracts and kills the termites. These holes are not placed anywhere where they will cause irreparable damage. 

Expect the treatment process to involve several facets. 

Termite treatment is not a once-and-done service call. You can expect that multiple methods will be used to fully eradicate the problem. The exterminator may drill holes and use a pesticide agent under the house, but they may also install trenches around the foundation and insert traps in the landscape. 

Expect the full eradication process to take a while to complete. 

Be patient throughout the termite treatment process; things can take a while. You may start to see some dead bugs rather quickly, but this does not mean the full treatment process is complete. It is not uncommon for professional termite eradication to take a few months at the least, and then ongoing monitoring is an important thing thereafter because termites tend to be highly determined when they find a good food source. 


18 May 2020