After discovering holes and small piles of sawdust around your home's wooden structures or actually seeing termites, you may be looking for ways to deal with the insect infestation. While doing your research, you may have found various chemicals and homemade treatments that claim to kill the termites.
However, when termites have invaded your home, using do-it-yourself methods is usually not effective at getting rid of them completely. Below are a couple of reasons why you should consider hiring a professional exterminator to take care of the termite infestation for you.
1. They Can Locate Both the Main Colony and the Entry Points Used by the Termites
One reason why having a professional deal with your home's termite infestation is better than attempting your own methods is that the exterminator has methods of finding out where they are coming from. They can locate the main colony as well as the entry points used by the termites to enter your house.
If you only kill termites you see without dealing with where they are coming from, you will never get rid of the infestation. And, even if you were to kill off the colony, new termites could still come into your home and take up residence in the old structures. A professional will be able to not only kill off the current termites but also prevent others from entering in the future.
2. They Know How to Treat Areas Safely While Minimizing Exposure to the Poisons
Another reason why you should leave termite treatments to trained professionals is that they know how to safely use the chemicals. Even if you had access to high-grade poisons, you may not have the experience to use them safely, which would expose your household members and pets to the toxins.
However, a professional knows how and where to spray these chemicals to keep your family's exposure to a minimum. This is done while still being effective at killing unwanted termites.
If you know you have an infestation of termites in your home, having a professional deal with the problem can help to ensure that the problem is not only dealt with at the source but also steps can be taken to make sure that new ones do not reenter your house. The exterminator will also know how and where to spray the chemicals so that the insects are affected by the poisons while minimizing the exposure to your household members and pets. Contact a pest control service in your area to make an appointment to have them assess the extent of the infestation and take care of the termites for you.