There are many reasons why you might suspect that you have termites – or might need confirmation that you do not. Perhaps you have noticed swarms of flying ant-looking bugs around your house. Maybe you’ve noticed areas of your house where the wood appears to have been eaten away. Maybe you are planning to put your house on the market and want to make sure that a home inspector will not find an unpleasant surprise such as a termite infestation. Regardless of why you want to make sure your house is termite-free, inspecting for termites is not as easy as you may think. The best way to be sure is to hire a local termite treatment company to perform a thorough evaluation.
Finding Termites Can be Tricky
A homeowner armed with a flashlight may have the best intentions as he crawls into the underbelly of his home inspecting for termites. If he does not know exactly what he’s looking for, though, he easily can overlook an infestation. Termites love darkness and moisture. With the exception of when they are swarming, termites don’t scurry about like cockroaches. Instead, they burrow into the dark reaches of a home. Often, they are not out in the open at all. They may be camouflaged in mud tunnels that they create so they can gorge themselves on your house and remain protected at the same time. If you don’t know what you are looking for you are wasting your time and may miss out on an opportunity to stop these destructive bugs in their tracks.
The Best Approach is to Trust a Pro
Sure, you could do research on how to look for termites. But why risk attempting this important action yourself when you can call a pro who has years of experience locating and eradicating termites? Being a do-it-yourselfer home owner is more practical for painting, yard work, and minor construction jobs. Termites, though, can devastate the value of your home. Don’t risk overlooking signs of termites. Hire a pro so you can know for sure if you have an infestation that needs to be remediated. To learn more about inspecting for termites and the professional treatments available at ACTION Termite Control, call (877) 556-4131 today.