Subterranean termites are a fact of life here in Atlanta. Some say there are only two types of homes, those that have termites, and those that will have termites. That is why it is vital to have termite protection. But not all termite protection is created equal. If you’re considering a do-it-yourself termite solution, here are a few reasons you may want to reconsider.
Termite Treatments Can Be Hazardous
When you apply a treatment to protect your property from termites, you may trade one hazard for another. If termiticides are not applied properly, they can be toxic. Professionals follow strict protocols established by industry experts and government agencies.
Termite Treatments Can Be Ineffective
The last thing anyone needs is to spend a lot of money and a lot of time to stop termites from destroying their property, only to have termites destroy their property. Sadly, this is the likely outcome if a treatment is not performed by an educated professional. The behavior of termites causes these insects to continually search for vulnerabilities in an insecticide barrier. If you miss one spot, those termites will find it.
Termite Treatments Break Down
If you apply termiticides to the soil around your home, or to the structure, you need to be aware that those products break down over time. Even if you make a complete barrier, it won’t stay complete forever. Professional pest control companies know when it is appropriate to apply new treatments to soil.
Subterranean Termites Are Sneaky
There are few insects that can avoid detection the way termites can. They tunnel through soil to find wood to feed on and, when they find it, they tunnel into it and feed on the inside. This makes termite detection extremely difficult, if not impossible, without an education in termite control. So, if your DIY pest control treatment doesn’t work, you’re likely to not realize it till you have significant damage.
At Active Pest Control, we believe the best solution is to completely avoid termite treatments altogether. We use a system that requires no drilling, no trenching, and no termiticides. It is called the Sentricon System. It uses bait stations to systematically stop termites when they come up from the ground to feed on your home. We are a certified Sentricon installer with experienced and educated technicians on staff who know how to effectively deploy this system.
If you need protection for your Atlanta home, Active Pest Control can help. Reach out to us today for a free inspection and stop those termites “before” they feed on your equity.
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