The first signs of a termite infestation is little mounds of saw dust that suddenly appear on window sills, in door frames or on door ledges. Termites feed on organic matter and literally consume any structure that is made out of natural wood or contains wood pulp. If not stopped in their tracks, termites will eat these structures from the inside out and the result will be severe structural damage and a costly bill to, firstly have the termites exterminated, and secondly to have the resultant damage repaired. Of the many pests that infiltrate a home, termites are the worst, as you are unaware of their silent existence until they start boring through wooden structures, by which time the damage has already been done.
The best and only way to get rid of termites is to call in the professional services of a pest control company who are experienced in the extermination and eradication of termites to prevent the problem from coming back. An expert in pest control has the knowledge to determine the type of termite that has inhabited your home and to detect their hiding places. The entire home will be inspected, including the basement and the attic, as well as the extent of damage that has already been done to the structures where the termites have taken up residence.
Prevention is better than cure. If a termite problem is detected early and handled in a professional way, damage may be minimal. It is important to have a maintenance contract in place which will avoid the return of the problem in future. Regular inspection and treatment of affected areas will discourage a termite colony from taking hold again and ensure a pest free home.
At the first signs of a termite infestation, it is important to contact a professional pest control company immediately, as every day that you delay can cause more damage to the structures in your home.