One of the few pests that can actually do you real financial damage, termites are a problem that need to be controlled immediately and there is no easy way out of it. Termites can infest your home for some time before you start to actually notice the damage. As soon as you see one termite, it is time to call a termite control specialist.
A termite control service in Maryland involves tenting your house not because the pest control service is going to spray your entire home but because the technicians actually need to dig around your home’s foundations—because termites are subterranean creatures and the only way to locate and contain the problem is to find them where they live and breed.
Termites feed on wood, as you know, so there are several things you can do to control the termite problem before it gets out of control. Most people in Maryland will be susceptible to termites, and the best way to prevent the problem is to minimize wood and wood pulp waste piles including garden mulch. When termites find a delicious woody food source, they will move in for the long haul and will end up burrowing beneath your home to find more food.
Termites are experts at what they do and can find their way through any crack or crevice including the ones you had no idea were even there. Also, termites usually eat wood from the inside out, so by the time you notice them, it’s already too late. The structural damage they can do to homes is devastating and way more expensive than a termite control service. Many people in Maryland opt for a pre-emptive strike by calling for an initial assessment when there is any suspicion of termite action. When you do need termite control, the process does take a few days, during which your house will be made into a fortress to protect against future attacks.