Can I Do My Own Termite Treatment For My Dallas Home?
April 15, 2022 - Termites
Is your home currently termite-free? If your answer to this is yes, how do you know? Is it because you do not see termites crawling around your living areas or you have not detected any damaged wood on your property? Although these signs are great ways to identify termites, they are rare and usually only show up after years of infestation. Today we will be talking about why termites are such a big problem in Dallas and discussing which termite treatments work better: DIY or professional services. Here is everything you need to know.
Can I Treat My House For Termites Myself?
There are many things that can be accomplished by watching a video on the internet. Controlling termites is not one of these things, or at least you would have to watch far more than one video. This brings us to the second problem with DIY. Many store-bought products are not built to handle an active infestation. They might cull some of these pests but often do not work well to fully address the problem.
The second issue with DIY termite treatments is that there is no way to tell if they are working. Termites spend the majority of their lives underground or inside a structure of wood. Without professional-grade equipment to identify these pests inside your home’s walls, you won’t know if the treatments you are using are working or not. Finally, most termite treatments are dangerous and pose a risk to the health of humans and pets when used improperly. To avoid personal injury, we highly recommend leaving the use of these products to the professionals.
Is It Possible To Fully Get Rid Of Termites?
Although termites are difficult pests to treat, they are not impossible to fully eliminate. The trick is to not focus on the termite problem inside your home but to target the source of the issue. Subterranean termites, the most common wood-destroying pests in our area, live underground around homes. Professional pest control providers will target these pests where they live and use advanced methods to bait workers into carrying poison back to their kings and queens or directly attack colonies using industry-leading termite control products. The most important thing with this is knowing where subterranean termites are nesting on your property.
What Kind Of Damage Can Termites Cause?
Termites do not destroy homes quickly. In fact, it usually takes months if not years for serious damage to occur. What allows these pests to cause severe damage is their unique ability to stay quiet and out of sight. If you have a termite problem inside your Dallas home, and they have been inside for a while, here is some evidence of termite damage to look out for.
- Overly-squeaky floorboards and stairs
- Doors and windows that are difficult to open or shut
- Moisture spots on walls, floors, and ceilings
- Sagging drywall
- Bubbling paint and wallpaper
- Hollow-sounding wood
- Sagging ceilings
- Buckling support beams
- Visible galley ways running through structural wood
The Trick To Permanently Getting Rid Of Termites In Dallas
If you are looking for a termite specialist near you, consider hiring the professionals at Greenforest Termite & Pest Control. We will help you identify if these pests are causing trouble on your property and will treat targeted areas to quickly handle the problem. If no termites are found but you would like assurances they will not invade in the future, we also offer long-term termite control and prevention services.
Contact us at Greenforest Termite & Pest Control today to schedule your Dallas home for termite removal if you suspect you have a problem.