Can I get rid of termites myself?
As we start termite swarming season
, many people are seeing termites in or around their home. This often leads to the questions: Can I get rid of termites on my own? Do I have to hire an exterminator to get rid of termites? In short, do I need a professional to solve a termite problem?
Let’s talk through some of the issues that you’ll need to consider when tackling a termite problem.
Termites are Hard to Find
Termites are silent, hidden creatures. They can eat through the wood of your home for months before you’re aware of their presence (if you ever see them at all.) In fact, odds are that if you’re seeing termites now, then they’ve already done extensive damage to your home. So you need to not only kill off the ones you see, but to be able to find all of their colonies. Professional exterminators know where colonies are likely to exist and how to find them—even in the most hidden parts of your home.
Termites Cause Extensive Damage
Before you take on a project yourself, it’s important to understand the scope of the problem. As stated above, if you’re seeing termites, chances are they’ve already been in your home a while, destroying walls and foundations. The average cost of repairing termite damage to your home is $3,000. When you’re dealing with that kind of repair, you’ll certainly want a professional to assess the damage, destroy the colonies, and ensure that they don’t do any more destruction.
Peace of Mind Comes from Knowing Termites are Gone
If you decide to try to get rid of termites yourself, how will you know they’re truly gone? With the high cost of termite damage and the difficulty in finding them, it’s hard to feel completely sure that you’ve gotten rid of every last bug. Hiring an expert will give you the peace of mind of knowing that every colony has been found and destroyed, and treatments are in place to ensure that they won’t come back again.
Some home projects can easily be solved by homeowners. But when it comes to termites, it’s best to leave it to the professionals. Call Thompson Brothers Exterminating
to ensure that all termites are found, destroyed, and prevented from returning to your home.