We’ve all heard the horror stories of homeowners finding out that there have been termites living within the walls of their home for many years. This is one scenario all North Carolina residents would like to avoid. But the risk is always present, especially during spring and summer. While many people are aware of the fact that termite infestations are bad, many homeowners don't understand the extent or severity of the damage that these tiny wood-eating pests create for properties across the United States. Today we will be discussing the dangers termites create for property owners and the problems with DIY termite prevention methods
The Dangers of Termite Infestations
How severe can termite infestations become? That depends on how long termites have been on your property and at what stage of the infestation you discover them. For small termite infestations that started in spring and you notice them during late summer, the damage done to your home or business property might not be too bad.
The problem, however, is that most property owners aren’t aware of termite infestations until after the colony has created significant issues with the structural integrity of the building. Termites are known as “silent invaders,” which means they are able to invade and stay out of sight for years, all while continuing to damage your residential or commercial building. And termites colonies are able to grow incredibly large. In fact, termites cost United States home and business owners over 5 billion dollars annually.
In addition to the impact termites have on structural beams, flooring, and supports, termites can also trigger allergic reactions and asthma attacks in some individuals. Dust and other particles from termite nests can be spread into your home or business through heating or ventilation systems.
Why DIY Termite Prevention Isn’t Worth It
If your car engine had a major issue (and you are not a mechanic) you probably wouldn't try to fix it yourself, unless you have some professional help, right? After all, there’s the possibility you could make things worse or put yourself in harm’s way. Similarly, DIY termite solutions shouldn’t be tried. Many DIY solutions are ineffective, costly, or can interfere with your health and safety. Termites are tricky creatures that require effective solutions for treatment and prevention. And DIY termite control solutions will never keep termites away for long, and they certainly won’t eliminate any existing termite infestations. Professional termite treatment will always be more effective, efficient, and reliable. Here at ProForce Pest Control, we provide property owners with the best products and services available. To keep your property protected from termite damage this year, turn to the professionals from ProForce for all your termite control needs!