How do professionals get rid of termites?
A professional exterminator will likely try to find the nest and remove the queen, if possible, and work out from there. To fully remove the threat of termite from your home you may need to undergo fumigation, treatment sprays/foams, and have bait stations placed all around your home and yard.
What happens if you don’t treat termites?
If a termite infestation is left untreated, it could literally bring your house down. The good news is termite signs can be easy to spot once you know what you’re looking for. Spotting a problem early on will make it easier to get the proper termite extermination your home needs.
Do Swarmers mean I have termites?
Termite swarmers are at the mercy of the breeze. If you leave windows and doors open during swarming season, you will find some of these reproductive adult termites in your house. Finding one, two, or even a dozen termite swarmers in your house does not mean you have a termite infestation.
What causes flying termites in your house?
Usually in the spring, summer and periods of humidity. You may have witnessed swarms of winged termites, especially when the ambient air temperatures start to rise. This change in temperature triggers the winged termites to emerge from their nest (within some form of timber) to embark on a nuptial flight.
What is the best way to get rid of termites in your house?
Some of the best ways to get rid of termites is to apply termite-killing products to your home’s exterior, use direct chemicals on the inside of your home, set up termite baits, and spray boric acid in your floors and walls.
Can a termite infested house be saved?
It is rare but possible for some termite species to damage a house beyond repair, if the infestation is left untreated for many years. In fact, some drywood termite colonies are so small that it would take more than 20 years for them to cause damage so extensive that a house could not be repaired.
Is it worth buying a house with termite damage?
“Generally speaking, I would advise a client to go ahead and buy a house with some termite damage, but to use it to their advantage as a negotiating tool,” he says.
How long until termites destroy a house?
When a termite colony infests a home, it can take as little as three years for noticeable damage to occur. Of course, the rate of damage depends on the size of the colony. If the colony is large enough, it can destroy the wood components of your home within a period of eight years.
Is it worth getting a termite bond?
A termite bond delivers peace of mind. If you have a termite infestation, you may worry that termites will return, even after successful control services. But a bond guarantees that the pest control company will keep an eye on your home and make sure that a new infestation doesn’t creep up on you.
Do Termite swarmers mean you have termites?
Wood-Damaging Pests. At certain times of the year, termite colonies produce “swarmers” – the winged adults (Figure 1) that fly away to form their own colonies. Swarming usually occurs during the daytime and is simply nature’s way of reminding you that termites are nearby.
Do I need a termite bond to sell my house?
A termite bond is not always required to sell a home, so it may be up to you to decide if you want the inspection and bond completed. Generally, there will be an annual inspection as part of the bond to keep termite issues under control.
How long do Termite swarmers live?
about 30-40 minutes
Is termite damage covered by house insurance?
Homeowners insurance is designed to cover risks and damage that are accidental and sudden. As a pest control company will tell you, termites aren’t a sudden phenomenon. The cost to remove termites and repair their damage is generally not covered by your homeowners insurance.