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What to Do When Termites Move Into Your Home

TermitesIf you suspect that termites have moved into your home, the steps you take during the early stages of an infestation are vital. Learning to spot the red flags so that you can confirm your theory is the first step you must take. Once you have discovered termites are near, putting in the effort to contain the invaders before they cause any more complications is another critical piece of the puzzle you can't afford to overlook.

Spotting the Red Flags

Termites could remain in your home undetected for months or years if you don't know how to spot them. The good news is that detecting termites is not hard when you know the things for which you should look. These pests always travel in shelter tubes or mud tunnels that you can see advancing up your home’s foundation or even on a wall or ceiling inside. In some cases, the only visible indication is small exit hole on an interior wall with a little dirt around it.

Bait Stations

Now that you know termites have launched an invasion and are harming your property, it's time to take protective action. Bait stations that attract and poison termites are an effective solution to the issue you are facing. Placing the bait stations around your home entices the termites to take the bait back to the colony, killing as many of the invaders as possible.

Chemical Barriers

Another effective treatment for invading termites is using a liquid termiticide to create a chemical barrier around your home. A chemical barrier is a great quick strike method to gain immediate control of an infestation. It also provides ongoing protection again future attacks for a period following the treatment.

Bill's Home Service

Although there are some at-home solutions available, termites and their destructive behavior should be left to trained and licensed professionals. Contact Bill's Home Service if you are serious about keeping termites and the issues they cause at bay. Our friendly, caring team of pest control experts will learn about you and your needs before doing anything else. This process lets us provide you with results on which you can depend, giving you peace of mind. We invite you to pick up your phone and call us when you are ready to move forward.

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