How Can I Tell If My Sacramento Home Has Termites
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How Can I Tell If My Sacramento Home Has Termites?

Termites can seem like mysterious pests. If you own property, the thought of termites might cause you to have some sleepless nights because you don't really know what to do about them. Today, we hope to take the mystery away and give you a peek behind the curtain, so to speak. Here are a few key facts every Sacramento resident should know about termites. 

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Why Sacramento Homes Are Always At Risk For Termites

These insects can strike at any moment. When they do, you're not likely to know it. Termites are sneaky pests. You probably already know this. What you might not know is the extent of this threat.

  • Termites can damage a home for years without being detected. Routine inspections are essential for detecting active termites.
  • Warning signs, such as frass, shelter tubes, and damage are often hard to see because they are found in dark and secluded locations. It is vital that you know where to look for warning signs.
  • Termites don't damage a home overnight. That is good news. But, don't underestimate their ability to do significant damage over time. When you detect termites, we don't recommend taking matters into your own hands. Have a licensed pest professional handle make sure no termites remain in your home.

Termites aren't going away any time soon. There are billions of them in California. Keep a careful watch for warning signs, or invest in proactive termite control to protect your property from termite damage.

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How To Prevent Termites From Getting To Your Sacramento Home

If you don't want subterranean termites to damage your property, the best option is professional termite control. A licensed professional can install liquid termiticide into the soil around your home. This soil treatment is non-toxic. When termites pass through it, they don't even realize it. As they meet each other in their tunnels and groom each other, they pass the active ingredient, which works to arrest the molting process. When termites can't molt, they die.

Drywood termites can be deterred with ongoing residential service for your home. Routine exterior treatments and ongoing pest maintenance can help to keep drywood termites at bay. If they find a way into your home, it may be necessary to tent the structure to make sure all of the termites in your home are exterminated.

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Why Professional Termite Control Is The Best Solution For Sacramento Homeowners

There are challenges to DIY termite control. It is important that you're aware of them.

  • Not all over-the-counter termite products work.
  • Some termite products can be toxic to humans.
  • If you find professional-grade products, it is possible to install them incorrectly. When you do, you may not realize your termite control is failing. Professionals are certified by the manufacturers of termite control products to ensure proper applications. By certifying licensed professionals, manufacturers can offer termite damage warranties.
  • If you attempt to protect your home with termiticide, you could damage your property as you trench and drill to get a complete barrier. Professionals are not only trained to perform this work properly, but they're also covered by insurance if the unexpected happens.

The worst outcome of DIY termite control is that you think you're protected when you actually aren't. It is far better to contact Sacramento pest control for termite protection. 

If you need termite control in Sacramento, reach out to us here at Neighborly Pest Management to schedule a service visit from one of our friendly termite control professionals. Or, keep us in mind if you ever need a drywood or subterranean termite treatment in Sacramento. We're always standing by to help.

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