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Coping with Pest Infestations: A Pest Control Blog

Hi, my name is Brenda, and I have been affected by pest infestations in the past. I know how frustrating it is to constantly have ants in your kitchen or to have mice running out of the furniture. In this blog, I am going to share everything I learned on the journey to become pest free. Here, you will find posts on removing pests, keeping them out, killing them naturally and also, dealing with the gross feeling of living under the same roof as them. If you want to get rid of your pests without losing your mind, you have come to the right place. Pull up a seat, start reading and enjoy!

4 Common Misconceptions About Termite Control

Termite stings are painful, but they aren't known to cause any infections. However, some people may be allergic to the pests' saliva, droppings, and body parts. Allergies cause itchiness, runny nose, and watery eyes. People with asthma may experience severe symptoms. Also, termites can attract other pests like scorpions, posing a danger to your family.

Here are common misconceptions about termites.

You Can Detect a Termite Infestation Yourself

Termites are harder to detect than you can imagine. These pests are excellent at hiding, so they can sneak into your home and stay for an extended period before you notice. During this period, the termites will chew the wood structures in your home, including the roof, attic, basement, and foundation. The damage can lead to costly repairs.

Severe termite damage can compromise your home's structural integrity and cause it to collapse, putting your family at risk. 

Eliminating Termites in One Area Is Enough

You may think your work is done if you are lucky to spot termites in your home and eliminate them. However, this assumption can't be further from the truth. Termites live in colonies, and some insects will migrate to form other groups in different locations. Therefore, even if you kill an entire colony, other termites could still be hiding around your home.

Store-Bought Pesticides Are the Ultimate Solution

Using store-bought pesticides to kill termites yourself isn't the same as professional termite control. Professionals have special equipment, skills, and experience that you may not have. For example, the specialists can inject the wood harboring the insects with potent chemicals that kill the insects instantly. Also, the specialists can indirectly eradicate termites by spraying a few insects with pesticides that don't kill them immediately. 

The toxins will kick in after the termites return to their nests and interact with others. Moreover, professionals can use eco-friendly treatment methods like freezing. This process involves pumping liquid nitrogen into the affected areas. The nitrogen will drop the temperature of the wood below zero degrees, killing the termites within a few hours.

You Only Need to Treat Your House Once

Treating your house for termites once isn't enough. You will need to call a professional to inspect and fumigate your home regularly. Otherwise, the insects can invade your home again when you least expect it. Additionally, you should adopt prevention measures, such as repairing leaking faucets, water pipes, and exterior AC units to prevent moisture buildup, which attracts termites. 

You can also monitor the foundation of your home and other exterior areas made of wood, like the windows, door frames, and skirting boards. For more information on termite pest control, contact a professional near you.