Using Pest Control As Preventative MaintenanceUsing Pest Control As Preventative Maintenance

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Using Pest Control As Preventative Maintenance

A few years ago, I experienced a personal breakthrough as a homeowner. I realized that I waited to call pest control until my bug problem had grown out of control. Instead of simply controlling pests, we would have to work through from square one each and every time we wanted to resolve the problem. However, my pest control guy gave me some advice that has stuck with me since that day. He explained that we should consider using pest control as preventative maintenance. Since then, I have pest control spray regularly every 3-6 months, whether there are bugs in my house or not. Tips like these can be found in the articles on my website.


3 Termite Pest Control Tips

Termites are a troublesome type of infestation. The problem starts in just one area, then moves to other areas of the home, spreading throughout and eventually causing so much irreversible damage that it can make your home uninhabitable. If you have termites in your home, you have to get into action right away getting rid of them. Hiring a pest control expert that specializes in this type of pest is one of the best things you can do. Read on for other tips to help you control these pests.

1. Remove Chewed Wood

Remove all wood that has been chewed up by these pests. Termites will chew through moisture damaged wood and wood that is rotten. If you have this type of damage to your home, or you have seen the wood that has been chewed up by these pests, you need to remove the wood and replace it immediately. Keeping this wood in place is only going to continue to attract these pests to your home, and even if you get rid of some of the pests, other termites will come to your home and chew through that same wood again.

2. Spray The Area With A Pesticide

Spray a pesticide throughout the area where the termites were chewing on your home. Even after replacing the wood, you still need to spray the area to exterminate the pests themselves. They won't just leave your home because you got rid of the wood they were eating; they will just find other wood on your home that is just as damaged and chew through it. You need to exterminate the pests themselves as well. Spray a pesticide thoroughly where you saw these pests and the surrounding areas as well where they may have mud tunnels as well. These mud tunnels need to be sprayed to kill the pests inside of them.

3. Repair Leaks

With extermination, you need to prevent a return of these pests, which means you need to get control of the moisture issues you may have. If you have a leak somewhere that has caused the water damage in the first place, you need to repair the leak. If you have humidity issue that is causing excessive moisture, you should do what you can to take care of this as well. To prevent these pests from coming back or from damaging your home in the first place, you need to make the necessary repairs to your home.

If you have termites, the best thing you can do is to hire a pest control expert to exterminate these pests for you. Contact a company such as T A Roberts Pest Control for more information.