Termites are one of the most destructive pests out there because they consume wood and wooden products. Many of the structure aspects of your home are made of wood, such as slats, decks, porches, steps and more. Likewise, you probably have a lot of wood inside the home, as well. Therefore, it’s essential to find the most effective termite control options. RIP offers a variety of solutions to inspect for, remove and prevent termites.
In most cases, the infestation starts underground, which means you won’t notice a problem until you’re infested already. If you’re worried that you may have a termite problem, it’s best to call a professional immediately. They know the signs and can determine where and if you have a problem.
Once the professional has determined that you do have termites, they’ll consider the many options available for intervention and removal. They may provide you with tips on how to remove their food sources from your home, use wood treatments to keep these pests away, and may use termite baits to kill the colony.
Likewise, there are pesticides designed to kill termites, as well as soil and structure sprays to prevent and remove an infestation. You should not apply insecticides or pesticides yourself, as you must have proper approval and sometimes a license to do so.
Once the termites are gone, the professionals can help you prevent them from recurring. For example, they may suggest a dehumidifier to help remove some of the moisture from the air. If you have any leaks, holes or cracks in the home, they should be repaired. Likewise, they can help you build sand barriers and other options to prevent a termite invasion.
Many times, the professionals will come back and spray again or check the home once or twice more during the year to ensure that nothing has come back.