Congratulations on your new home! As a new homeowner, you may not have anticipated the possibility of a termite invasion. However, it’s a common problem that many homeowners face. If termites invade your home, they can cause severe damage to the structure, leaving you with costly repairs. But don’t panic; there are five things you can do to prevent and treat a termite problem, and Inspect360 is here to help!
1. Identify the Signs of Termites
The first step to take if termites invade your home is to identify the signs of their presence. Some telltale signs of termites include sagging floors, blistering wallpaper, loose tiles, and visible tunnels on your walls. If you notice any of this, call a pest professional immediately. They can provide a comprehensive inspection to verify the issue and recommend a treatment plan.
2. Contact a Pest Control Professional
It’s crucial to have professional assistance to handle a termite invasion properly. Contacting a pest control expert would be an excellent move. A professional can identify the source of the infestation and recommend the best treatment plan. If a termite infestation is identified early, the damage can be minimal, and treatments will likely be less invasive.
3. Choose the Most Appropriate Treatment Plan
After a termite inspection, your pest control professional may recommend different treatment options. They may use a liquid termiticide or baits to eliminate termites. A baiting system is where bait attracts termites. Once they feed on it, their colony is destroyed. Using a liquid termiticide involves the chemical injected into the ground around your home’s perimeter to address existing and potential problems. Your professional pest control expert could also recommend combining both treatments, the use of baits and liquid termiticide.
4. Prevent Future Infestations
Preventing future termite infestations is key to maintaining a termite-free home. Taking care of your home can mean making some changes around your home. For example, eliminate any water or moisture sources and eliminate any wetness that termites could feed on. You could also address leaky pipes, broken faucets, or sprinklers, replace damp wood, correct wood rot, etc. Improving your home’s landscaping by maintaining a barrier between your home and shrubs, trees, and other plants can also help thwart termite invasions.
5. Plan for Regular Termite Inspections
Finally, having regular inspections by Inspect360 is vital to protecting your home from future infestations. Yearly inspections enable you to detect a termite problem early, saving you money on repair costs in the future. So, don’t hesitate! Give us a call today at (817) 754-0360. We proudly serve residents throughout Colleyville, TX, and the surrounding areas. Whether you need a new buyer inspection, a sewer scope, or commercial inspection, our team can handle it! Request your quote today.