Growing up, I lived in a sprawling farmhouse in the country. This beautiful home was constantly filled with the sounds of laughter and the smells of delectable food being prepared in the kitchen. Unfortunately, our home was often invaded by some unwanted guests, ants. Pesky ants would welcome themselves into our living room, kitchen, dining room, bedrooms, and bathrooms. One night, I crawled into my bed only to discover I wasn’t alone. Ants had somehow climbed onto my bed! These destructive ants even ate holes in some of the clothing hanging in my closet. Is your home filled with unwanted, biting ants? On this blog, you will discover the latest methods pest control specialists use to rid homes of pesky ants.
Termites are major household pests that can create a lot of damage to a home — which can be quite costly. It's even more costly to repair the damage that they have created than it is to hire a professional pest control expert to help you get rid of them. If you have termites, or you suspect that you have termites, you need to call in a professional exterminator to help you get rid of them for you. These pests can multiply quickly, and they can spread to neighboring homes as well, causing even more damage. Even after calling a pest control expert, there are things you should do on your own as well. Read on for some helpful information.
Remove The Damaged Wood
Remove all damaged wood on your home to prevent further damage to your home from these pests. You may have had these pests in the first place because of damaged wood in your home that was caused by water damage. If you have water-damaged wood and other damage to your home caused by water, you should replace the wood that was damaged to prevent future pests as well. To get rid of the termites, you have to get rid of their food source, so remove the damaged wood. Replace the damaged wood with new wood that has been treated to help prevent future damage.
Spray The Area
Spray a pesticide in the area where you have seen the termites, or wherever you have replaced the rotten wood to prevent these pests from returning and to kill any that remain in your home. Spray the pesticide thoroughly and follow the manufacturer's instructions on how to use the pesticide. Spray it thoroughly and repeat the steps in spraying your home with the pesticide to ensure you are completely rid of these pests.
Keep a close eye on your home, especially in the area where you have seen these pests before to be sure you are rid of these pests for good. You may still have some lingering pests, so you have to remain vigilant and report the pests to the pest control expert that is helping you to get rid of this issue.
If you have a problem with termites, they can cause a lot of damage to your home. Hire a pest control service to help you get rid of these pests in your home.