How do I treat for termites?

Once you become a homeowner, you find yourself doing things you’ve never done before. You might fix a leaky faucet, paint your living room or take on some landscaping. If it turns out less than perfect, what’s the worst that could happen? You call a plumber, or you repaint or replant. But if you have a termite problem, do-it-yourself treatment options may not be a good idea.

According to the National Pest Management Association, termites cause more than $5 billion in property damage each year. Because termites are constantly looking for their next food source, they can inflict serious damage on your home. Destructive pests like termites require action. If you fail to do it right, your home pays the price.

blogtreattermitesMost homeowners insurance policies do not cover termite damage. In fact, most insurance providers consider pest infestations and the destruction they cause a maintenance issue, so you would be liable for any repairs caused by termite damage. Simply put, termite damage is something you could and should have prevented.

Homeowner attempts to treat pest problems often just reach the tip of the iceberg, not the root cause of the problem. The pests you see might be eliminated, but a larger infestation can continue to grow out of sight.

Pest management professionals are trained to identify the problem and apply the best solution using specialized equipment. Termite control products found at the local hardware store are often not as effective as the products used by the pros. See why the Sentricon® system is the smart choice when compared with liquid, borate and DIY treatments.

Leave the termite control to your local Certified Sentricon Specialist.

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