Everyone has heard the term "silent killer." It is usually used when talking about a disease or illness that doesn’t show symptoms until it’s too late. In the pest control world, there is one pest we call the "silent destroyer." Unlike other pests, this insect does not crawl under your feet or fly around your head. They stay hidden deep within your home, inside its wood. This is where they cause the most trouble. Of course, we are talking about elusive and crafty termites. The only question is, what are we going to do about them?
Why It Is So Hard To Spot Termites?
Most pests eat what we eat. If we drop a scrap of food, they are likely to find it and scavenge it. This is why pests like ants and flies are so commonly seen within homes. Termites, on the other hand, have strange dietary needs. They feed on cellulose found in wood and other paper-based products. When searching for food, the only place they need to be is where wood is. Most commonly the structural wood of homes is out of view, blocked by plaster, paint, and/or wallpaper, making it a great place for a pest to hide. Considering this, it is easy to see how termites can eat away at a home for years without being noticed by homeowners.
The biggest problem with identifying termite infestations is that most of the signs they leave behind don’t show up until months if not years after they have invaded. Some examples of this are overly squeaky floorboards, buckling walls, and bubbling wallpaper/paint, all results of massive damage to your home's structural wood. You can see why it's not a good idea to wait until these problems are happening to get help!
Why Treating For Termites With DIY Is Tough
Termites are hard to see, and they are also hard to treat. Since they are hidden deep within the structure of a home, exterminating termites with DIY methods can be a near-impossible task. Even if you do find a solution you believe will work, there is no way to tell for certain that they are all gone. The last thing you need is to live without certainty that termites are actually gone.
Store-bought pest control products to treat for termites can be messy and toxic. If not used properly, applying these pesticides in or around your home can be harmful. If your kids come in contact with a product you sprayed outside, or your pets decide to lick it, you could be in for an unexpected trip to the hospital or vet.
Not-so-fun fact. Did you know that homeowners' insurance rarely covers termites damage? It is typically filed under a preventable disaster, meaning your insurance provider expects you to take steps to keep them out before they get inside and cause trouble. Here is our solution to this.
Advantages Of Ongoing Services
The best and safest way to deal with termites is to have year-round protection provided by a pest control provider. Just like insurance for your car, year-round termite control protects your home from the damage termites can do. Here at Dynasty Pest Control, we only use top-of-the-line equipment and products when dealing with termites. With just a few scheduled visits year-round, you can keep destructive termites away from your valuable home. Our methods are tested, tried, and proven. Just ask any of our happy customers.
If you are ready to find out what top tier termite control services look like for your home, reach out to us today. We promise you won’t be disappointed.