“So when we inherited this house from my aunt, we discovered that there was a termite problem,” Gwen said. “A pretty big termite problem. We had the exterminators in, but we also had to have contractors come in and reinforce some of the home’s structural supports because the termites had just done so much damage. Now I’m paranoid, I guess. What’s going to keep the termites from coming back?”
Pest control is generally not a one and done situation. This is particularly true in a situation with termites. Termites eat wood, it’s what they do. As long as your house is in the world, and it continues to be largely to be made of wood, termites will want to eat it.
Here are the signs termites may be active in your home:
Small holes and stains appearing on the wall – this is most often seen near baseboards and in corners, but that’s not always the case.
Maze like patterns in walls, windowsills, floor boards and furniture
Warping floorboards or squeaky floors
Piles of droppings – these can look like a pile of salt and pepper
Termite wings – these can be found after the termites swarm, which you may or may not see
Here’s what your Bridgewater exterminator will do to fix the problem:
Identify the size and scope of the termite infestation
Use pet and family safe products to eliminate the termites, as well as their eggs and young.
Here’s how the Bridgewater exterminator will keep the termites from coming back:
Repeated visits to your home to inspect for any signs of termite activity
Ongoing treatment with preventative products to discourage any curious termites from settling in
Complete and thorough elimination of any termites that have started to establish a nest.
It takes time for termites to become thoroughly established in a property. For this reason, it’s important to continually monitor the situation and take action to keep the termites out. These periodic visits are scheduled at your convenience. It’s the best way to keep the termites from coming back.