If you have been noticing small holes in your drywall, your wood furniture sounding hollow when tapped, and peeling paint then you probably have a termite infestation. While termites do cause damage to the home, they can be put to a stop with a pest control company such as Quality Pest Control. Our team can make sure your termite problems cease to exist after we are done exterminating your home. You may be wondering what the process is going to look like and how long it’s going to take, this is a valid concern. We know exterminations can raise a lot of concerns, especially if you have never had to go through one before. However, you have nothing to worry about with us on your side, your home is in good hands. We will make sure your home is safe and you know exactly what to expect every step of the way. Nonetheless, if you do want to read up on the process to get an idea before giving us a call, we have included everything you need to know in this blog post.
Depending on the severity of your infestation will determine what kind of method needs to be used. For an average infestation, you can expect a liquid pesticide to be used. The exterminators will apply the liquid to the affected areas and drill holes in the wall so the pesticide can seep in and take effect. Then we will apply the pesticide around your home so that any termites that are trying to get into the home cannot do so. This method is very effective; however, you must talk to your exterminator about any concerns you may have with the pesticides. Some people have pets and children and would prefer them to not be exposed to any remaining pesticides after the extermination has been done. If you find yourself concerned about this we can make sure that we find a pesticide that is not harmful to you and your loved ones.
Termite baits are often used with liquid pesticides to hit other areas of the property that the pesticides may not have been able to reach. When exterminating we try and cover all of the areas, even leaving one termite behind can cause trouble in the future. While the liquid is placed on the perimeter of the house and in the walls the bait is placed in nesting areas. This works by grabbing the attention of the termites, seeing the termite eat the bait, and thus killing them. The method is very effective and stops the termites in the nest from continuing to grow the colony. Failing to eradicate all termites in the nest could result in more being produced and another infestation occurring.
When an infestation becomes severe the fumigation method is more likely to be utilized. This is one way to ensure the whole house and surrounding property are free of termites. When there gets to be a certain amount it can be hard to truly know they all are gone, thus, why fumigation is an easier and more direct process. During a fumigation, your exterminator will place a tent around your home then have chemicals released inside the tent. The chemicals will kill any termites that are in the home. This process may be done a few times, usually between 1-3 days, to get every last termite in the home. The worse the infestation is, the more time it’s going to take. During this time you may want to find a hotel or a friend or family member to stay with just in case you cannot go back to your home as quickly as you had thought. Once the fumigation process is done your exterminator will come out to the home to check on the air levels. This is so you do not come back to your home and breathe in any toxic chemicals. Once given the okay you can come back to your now termite-free home.
There is no doubt about it, termites are stressful to deal with from discovery until extermination. However, with Quality Pest Control on your side, you can rest assured that your home will be in good hands. Our team will make sure you are aware of the extermination method and chemicals being used, that way if you have any preferences or problems we can make sure that is addressed. When you work with us you will find that your stresses will fade away. To learn more about termites and the extermination process, give us a call today at (954) 329-0264.