Termites across the globe have garnered the reputation of being the most notorious and toughest pest to get rid of. Whether you are currently bothered by the active termites in your room, or you’ve met them in the past, if you’re curious whether or not these pests can make a comeback, we do have the answer. To cut the chase, unfortunately, yes, they can.
How do I check for termites?
It’s important to know how to detect termites because the earlier you figure out you’d be glad for these reasons. First, not only do you save on the money you would shelling on its treatment, but you also have a better chance at reversing the damage done. Lastly, termites can repopulate very quickly as the Queen of the colony can lay millions of eggs.
How did I get termites?
There are a zillion ways how a termite can enter your home or office. In other words, termites are opportunists. Termites won’t leave any possibilities and will readily invade your home or office through a wooden door or window frames, porches, decks, etc. To simplify, a surface or structure with wood-to-ground contact is extremely vulnerable to being invaded by termites. A species of termites, known as dry wood termites are opportunists that will make an entry through nearly any cracks or crevices of the walls.
How did I get termites, again?
Unfortunately, termites are quite rigid and often tend to make a comeback. Many attribute this to the fact that treating a termite infestation is a continuous gradual process that needs regular maintenance to be effective. One can’t simply get a service done and then be completely relaxed about it.
It is also vital to know that activities such as planting or digging may erupt the termite barrier installed by professionals, causing a pathway for termites to re-enter. Therefore, one must schedule regular appointments and get professional pest control done throughout the year to deter termites from revisiting you.
Quick and Easy ways to check for termites
- Keep a close eye on damaged or hollow-sounding wooden structures.
- Look for tiny holes and their droppings, which appear like sawdust around the walls.
- Schedule regular inspections.
Ensuring the right treatment that is conducted based on the nature of the termite and on severity of the infestation is essential. If you suspect an infestation that is beyond your control, seek help of professional pest control services.