“Termites are really seriously damaging insects,” Margaret said. “It’s driving me crazy, knowing they’re in my walls just chowing down.” The South Shore homeowner describes herself as a DIY person. “At least in general if there’s a problem with my house, I try to take care of it myself first,” she explained. “So when I figured out that I had termites, I went to the internet looking for home remedies.”
Her research revealed the internet recommended vinegar, borax, and wet cardboard to combat termites. “Well, I had all of those things on hand,” she laughed. “I mean, I had to wet the cardboard, but you get the picture.” After two weeks of trying the home remedies for termites, Margaret reported “My house smells like pickles, I’m out of laundry soap, and the trash man left me a nasty note about what kind of cardboard was and wasn’t recyclable.” Worse than that? Margaret still had termites.
“You have to know when to say when,” Margaret said. “I went back to Google but this time, I was looking for the best South Shore pest control company.” While home remedies are often based on some degree of experience, they don’t always work in all settings. On the other hand, professional pest control services use science-based techniques and proven pet-and-family safe products to completely eliminate termites from the property.
“What made me feel really good about this decision is learning that the South Shore pest control company eliminates the adult termites and the immature ones. That means I’m not just sitting there waiting for the little ones to grow up and start the problem all over again,” Margaret explained. Regular applications of treatment from the pest control company help prevent the termites from re-establishing themselves in the home. “I gave the home remedies a fair try,” Margaret said. “But I had a more satisfying experience – and have a termite free home – because I called the exterminator.”