Most homeowners know that termites can be an issue. If you used a mortgage loan to purchase your home, you almost certainly went through the process of getting a termite inspection before the lender would fund the loan. Mortgage lenders almost always require a termite inspection, and if termites are found, require that they be eradicated, because they know what huge problems they can cause.
It seems almost unfathomable that such small creatures can damage something as large as a house, but left unchecked, the damage can be extensive.
A Must-See Video About Termite Damage
Earlier this summer, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), a nonprofit organization that supports the pest management industry, put out a fascinating video that every homeowner should watch. The video records an experiment done by NPMA in which they constructed a small-scale home and let 500,000 subterranean termites loose into the soil surrounding it.
As you’ll see in the video, within two months, the termites turned portions of the house into not much more than sawdust. It really is quite amazing—and could be eye-opening if you’ve never considered how much damage these pests can do.
Don’t Let Termites Go Unchecked
As a termite control company in Temecula, we’ve seen a wide range of termite damage. Sometimes we catch termite problems early, before they’ve had a chance to do much damage, but other times, we’ve seen termite issues that are so extensive, they have affected the structural integrity of a home.
On occasion, we see homeowners who try to take care of termites on their own by simply replacing pieces of wood that they find to have termites, like baseboards or individual boards on a deck. Unfortunately, this does not fix a termite problem. The termites need to be eradicated, or they will just move on to another part of your house. If there are termites in your home that you can see, there are probably even more termites that you can’t see, doing damage in places that are not easy to access.
At Knockout Pest Control & Termite, we offer termite inspections as well as termite control and termite treatment for homes and businesses in Temecula, Murrieta, Fallbrook, and the surrounding communities. We are experts at finding and eradicating termites, using tried and true methods. If your termite issue truly is localized to a small, easy-to-access location, we may be able to take care of it with heat treatment or by using an orange oil termite treatment. But for those structures with a more extensive termite problem, termite fumigation, or “tenting,” is probably the best option.
As a professional Temecula termite control company, we recommend getting a regular termite inspection. That way, you can catch a problem before it gets out of control. Waiting until you see evidence of termites yourself could mean that the problem is already pretty extensive.
If it’s been a while since you’ve had a termite inspection by a professional Temecula termite company, give us a call or contact us through our website today.