Why You Should Call The Pros About Termites On Your Fort Bragg Property

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Termites are a multi-billion dollar problem in the United States. Guess which two states pay out the Lion's share of that cost? Florida and Texas. If you own property in Fort Bragg, you should be aware that termites are a threat to your investment. It isn't a matter of "if" termites will damage your property, it is more a matter of "when." So, what is the best course of action? Our recommendation is to invest in professional termite control services. But you don't have to take our word for it. Consider the following facts.

Many DIY Methods Don't Work

There are a variety of ways folks go about preventing termite damage. There is no possible way to properly cover them individually, but here are a few things to consider:

  • Topical Sprays: Spraying termites doesn't work—at all—no matter what you use. You will only kill the termites that come in contact with your spray. This attacks the symptom not the problem. Your termite control needs to address the queen who lives at the heart of her colony. Otherwise, there will be no end to the workers and soldiers she'll throw at you.

  • Termite Traps: Putting a food source in your yard and burning the termites that come to feed on it is another example of a method that attacks the symptom. A stack of cardboard lying in your yard will attract worker termites. You may be able to gather some and kill them, but you'll only be making your problem worse as the workers will let the queen know that there is an abundant source of food in your yard, and she will increase her efforts to make babies.

  • Termiticides: Selecting and installing a termiticide to protect your property comes with many pitfalls. You can damage your property. You can have an incomplete barrier. You can use the wrong product. Licensed professionals use field-tested methods and professional equipment to get the job done right.

  • Termite Baits: This is the new trend in termite control. Unfortunately, there are a lot of products that don't work as advertised.

It Is Hard Work To Install Termite Control

The best solution for effective termite control in Fort Bragg is termiticide treatments. But, not only are there pitfalls to injecting termiticides, it's a lot of hard work. There is nothing worse than rolling your sleeves up and doing all this hard work only to have your treatments fail to protect your property.

It Can Be Hard To Detect Termites

When your termite treatments fail, you're not likely to know it. Some termite species are extremely secretive. If your property is attacked by subterranean termites, they can eat you out of house and home for years without providing any obvious warning signs. The best way to protect your property is to have appropriate treatments and yearly inspections performed by a trained, experienced, and certified termite control professional.

Some Termite Solutions Can Only Be Performed By A Professional

There are cases where fumigation is needed. This method of termite control is like flicking a reset switch. The gases work their way into every wood pore and every termite tunnel. Unfortunately, fumigation must be performed by a professional. You can't tackle this one on your own.

Fort Bragg Termite Control

If you you need assistance with termite damage prevention in Fort Bragg, reach out to us at Mendo Lake Termite Control. We provide termite treatments, fumigation, ongoing termite control, and professional inspections (that come with a WDO report). Take the guesswork out of termite control. Reach out to us today.