It can be a scary thought to realize that you may have a termite infestation. Termites are destructive pests that can cause serious and expensive damage to your home. If you suspect that you have a termite infestation, there are a few steps you need to take to protect your home and get rid of the termites as quickly as possible.
Make a note of why you suspect a termite infestation
The first step is simple but can be a big help when you call and talk to a termite professional. Make a note of all the reasons why you suspect a termite infestation. Did you notice termite swarmers near your house? Are there mud tubes near your foundation? Have you found piles of what looks like sawdust (but is likely termite excrement)? Is there damaged wood around your property? Write down anything and everything that points to a termite infestation in your opinion. This information can be helpful when it is time to explain to a termite inspector why you suspected an issue.
Research termite professionals in your area
It is important to find the right termite professional to deal with your termite infestation. All termite companies do not offer the same list of services. One service you need to make sure is available is tent fumigation. Tent fumigation is the best termite treatment option for severe infestations. If a termite company offers tent fumigation, then you will know that you have the best treatment option available.
Schedule a professional termite inspection
Once you find the termite treatment company that can meet your needs, the next step is to schedule a professional termite inspection. All termite treatment will begin with a termite inspection. The inspector will look at the areas of concern and examine other relevant parts of your house. The inspector will also make note of any damage that has already occurred. Once the inspection is complete, you will receive a report about the condition of your home along with recommendations for treatment.
Get the recommended treatment based on the inspection
The last step in this process is to get the recommended treatment based on the inspection. The inspector will recommend a treatment option that will be effective for your infestation. Getting treatment is the only way to stop the termites from continuing to cause damage to your home.
These four steps will help you confirm that you have an infestation, find the right professional to help you through the process and get termites out of your home. The goal of the process is to get termites out as quickly as possible so they cannot cause further damage to your home. Get in touch with the pros at Nixtermite to schedule your professional termite inspection.