Termites are small insects that may seem completely harmless at first glance until they come to your home in a mass colony to chew through your home and cause a large amount of damage to your home. If you have seen termites at your home, you need to start inspecting your home right away for damage and for an infestation. If you have termites that are causing damage to your home, or you just aren't sure if you have damage, you should hire a professional pest control service right away for a thorough inspection and for proper treatment of your termite issue. Read on for tips to help you get rid of this pest issue.
Remove Cardboard Or Wet Wood
If you have wet cardboard laying around your home or you have wet wood or wood that has been damaged by moisture, you may have an infestation of termites that are feeding off of the wet wood and are using the wet cardboard as a food source as well. Termites can use either of these for food, so if you have anything like these laying around your exterior, or even in the interior of your home, you need to get rid of it. Remove it from your home and burn it to kill any termites that may still be inside.
Use A Termite Pesticide Spray
Apply a pesticide spray to your home where you suspect you have a termite problem. Mix the termite pesticide with water according to the manufacturer's instructions if necessary. Spray the pesticide around where you have seen termites, and all around that area as well. Spray the pesticide and soak the area to kill any pests that you see and any that you may not see. Spray the pesticide, allowing it to dry, then spray it again the following day, re-spraying a few more times to ensure you have killed all of these pests.
Termites are a common pest, but not one that you want anywhere near your home. Termites can cause a great deal of damage to your home. They need to be removed from your home as quickly as possible to prevent the infestation from getting worse or causing problems for other neighboring homes. If you have termites, you need to call a pest control expert to help you get rid of them. Use the information above to help you get control of this pest issue.
To find out more, contact a company like Freedom Termite & Pest Control, Inc.