Here at Priority Pest and Mosquito Solutions, we get many inquiries regarding termites and how serious termite infestations are. If you’ve never dealt with termites before, then consider yourself lucky because they are a pesky pest that you DON’T want around. If you are concerned that you may have a termite infestation, then you don’t need the added stress of not knowing what to do, that’s why we have created this blog of FAQs that our experts have answered for you. Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about termite control.
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some common questions that we have received concerning termites and termite control.
What are termites?
Termites are small and skinny brown insects that vary in 50 different species in the United States alone. They mostly feed off of dead plant matter like wood chips, decayed wood, logs, leaf litter, soil, etc. Though there are numerous different types of termites, the three most common are the subterranean termite, damp wood termite, and dry wood termite. The subterranean termites typically live underground in nests. The damp wood termites, like their name, live in damp conditions where there is extreme humidity and/or moisture conditions, entering homes and buildings via wood that is in contact with damp soil. Dry wood termites are typically found close to coastal areas and they don’t need a lot of moisture to survive.
Should I worry about having termites?
Termites are considered to be one of the most destructive pests in the world! These pests may be small, but their big appetite is not to be underestimated. Although termites prefer specific conditions to feast on, any home or building is at risk for termites. If you see even a single shred of termite evidence, you need to take care of it immediately. Otherwise, you risk having to spend thousands of dollars in not only structure repairs, but also to ensure that you are rid of termites. Also, homeowner insurance DOES NOT cover possible termite damages, which is why here at Priority Pest and Mosquito Solutions, we recommend getting ahead of a possible costly problem before it arises.
How do I know if my home is damaged by termites?
Termites are a sneaky pest. In fact, you might already have termites and just not know it! Yes, termite damage can be very severe when gone untreated, but most of the time people don’t realize they have termites until the entire structure is beyond repair. If there are no obvious signs of structural damage, discovering even a single termite inside your home or building is a strong indicator that there is a termite infestation in your midst.
When should I get a termite inspection?
Having a termite inspection once a year is the standard recommendation. However, older buildings are more at risk for termites which is why it is crucial to keep a watchful eye when it comes to inspecting your home or business’ structure.
Can I spray for termites myself?
We don’t recommend that you attempt to rid your home of termites yourself. As you can probably guess, termites are tricky to get rid of and require treatment done by a trained professional. You might be alright spraying a small termite infested piece of wood-a mailbox, for example, but we don’t recommend taking that risk.
Will spraying for termites harm my pets?
Our products are tested extensively to ensure there are no negative effects towards your pet’s and your family’s health. In fact, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, termiticide products contain no known significant hazardous chemicals to animals, humans, or the environment.
How long does professional termite treatment last?
The duration of termite control for any structure will depend on various factors including, what termiticide was used, how thorough the application was, the local environment conditions and density of the infestation itself. However, typically professional termite treatment lasts around 5 years. If within a year, you have another infestation then it is due to the pests finding an untreated gap in the treatment barrier.
What is the typical termite treatment cost?
The average termite treatment cost in the United States is around $575 but can range between $200 and $1,000 depending on the severity of the infestation.
Why is termite control so important?
Termites have the ability to ruin your entire home or business in just one to two years if left untreated. They not only create costly issues, but they put anyone who is inside the structure in a dangerous situation. It’s better to treat a potential problem before it starts.
Priority Pest and Mosquito Solutions are Termite Control Experts
Priority Pest and Mosquito Solution specializes in termite control along with a number of other pests. It is our top priority to help the local OKC community as well as surrounding areas keep their homes, businesses, and communities as a whole safe from termite damages. We hope that this blog answered any questions you might have had regarding termites and termite control. If you still have questions not just about termites, but about any of our pest services including rodent, mosquito, flea & tick, mole & gopher, bed bug control, and more. We have performed pest control services on both commercial and residential buildings. You can also send us a message online, by phone call, email, or text and we’ll get back to you right away. We are open 24/7, 365 days a year because we understand that pests don’t take days off.
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