6 Common Myths About Termites (and why they’re wrong)
It’s true -- termites are a pest. But at the same time, a major challenge to combating the spread -- and the damage -- is the fact that many homeowners are completely misinformed when it comes to termites. By understanding what they are and what they aren't, you’ll be better able to spot an infestation and get it under control -- or, better, to prevent termite problems entirely.
Termite Myth #1
Termite infestations are obvious
Termites are quiet invaders. By the time you notice tunnels in wood, droppings and other telltale signs, your termite problem has probably already reached infestation proportions and resulted in structural damage. Termites take root in small cracks, crevices and other hard-to-spot places.
Termite Myth #2
Properties previously treated for termites are safe forever
Termites aren’t a problem in the winter
Termite Myth #4
Termites are only attracted to wood
Termite Myth #5
Termites can be treated with DIY solutions
You can try to get rid of termites on your own, but the chances of success are slim to none. Do-it-yourself options may seem affordable and appealing. Unfortunately, they rarely correct the problem and usually result higher extermination costs and more damage. Even with the right materials, it’s hard to treat every area infected with termites without professional assistance.
Termite Myth #6
Termite treatments are expensive
Structural damage that threatens the integrity and resale value of your home is expensive; termite treatments are not. Foundation Pest Control offers a variety of treatment options, the most affordable of which is prevention through proper pest management.
Don’t put your home or family at risk. Get in touch with Foundation Pest Control to discuss your termite treatment options. We’ll help you find the most economical and effective solution for your situation.
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