Are They Eating You Out of House and Home?

We all know that at some point in time our houses are plagued with pesky little critters. There is very few of them know that do the damage that termites can inflict upon our homes. Their damage is twofold as the structure is drastically affected and then the finances to replace the damage can be hefty.

Once you have determined that termites have invaded your home, you are going to have to perform several steps in order to be rid of the problem. You are going to have to identify that it is definitely the problem. Then once you have identified it then the next thing you have to get rid of them. Then finally, you have got to make sure that you take all the preventive measures so that they cannot return.

There are several different types of termites as well so you are going to have to identify which one you are dealing with. For example could be dry wood or damp wood. If you find that, the problem is really quite severe and you are being quite overrun with these you might need to bring in professional help. This is probably the quickest and most effective way to get rid of them.

If they are not too bad then you can use barrier treatments but the problem with this is that they do not kill them right away. Then you may want to try bait stations, which you can put in an area around your home, but again they may not be as effective quickly enough for the damage that has been done.

If you decide to go the route of using a professional, make sure you find one that has a good record. Whatever you do, do not just hire them because they are cheap. You want one that is going to be able to do the job and do it effectively. If you do not end up spending the money now you most certainly are going to when it comes time to replace the damage.

You can do a lot to stop termites from accessing your home by making sure no wood touches the ground that is connected to your house. Wood that meets moist dirt is a great place for a termite to start his entry into your home.

If you are looking for potential proof that they are there invading your home then look at your porches where there’s wooden poles placed in the ground and you will more than likely get some evidence there.

Also, keep wooden debris, tree branches and even firewood away from your home because it is a very big attraction for termites. You can also buy wood that has been treated for termite infestation and probably would you be your best bet for the future when you require building materials.