Before you hire someone to help with termite and pest control services, it’s a good idea to know where to find a professional that’s worth the money. You want to make sure to get rid of every pest in your home. That way, you don’t have to keep dealing with someone coming over and the pests disrupting your day to day life.
How do you tell if there are pests in your home that you need to take care of? One thing you have to remember is that you’re not always going to know that there is a problem. By the time you see termites or other pests, it means that they are pretty embedded in your home and spilling out of their hiding places. An inspection is a good idea to get every few months, especially if you’ve noticed anyone nearby with a pest problem recently.
Termite and pest control services need to come from a well-reviewed company. You need to know if people like what they do or if they should be avoided because they never do the job right. Some services, for instance, will get rid of all but a few of the pests and you’ll have to keep hiring them to keep them from taking over your property again. You want someone that’s going to be able to rid you of the problems you’re having once and for all the first time they work with you.
Preventative Pest Control
You’re going to have to make your home less hospitable for various critters. Find out if there is any standing water from leaks that you can take care of and make sure that nobody has food lying around. If you or anyone in your family drinks beverages out of cans, get rid of those cans instead of leaving them sitting around for a while. Think about everything you leave lying around that can be edible and you’ll start to know what to throw out. By keeping your home clean and making it hard for pests to eat, they will be less likely to appear again.
A company should be well reviewed on sites other than their own. Of course, when you look up a company, they are going to have good reviews on their own website because it wouldn’t make much sense to advertise by letting people talk about their cons. However, if you are able to find a review site that has nothing to do with the company, you can usually trust most of the people that post there. Just know that anyone can say anything they want online, meaning you may be reading a bad review from a competitor or a good one from someone that got paid for it.
Termite Damage & Repair
Termites are a pest type that can do a lot of damage to your home. Termites can be broadly divided into three major termite groups: subterranean, drywood & dampwood. These three types of termites are differentiated by their colony-building habits and preferred climate. Due to their destructive wood-eating habits, many termite species, including those listed above, have the potential to do immense damage to buildings or any other wooden structures which have not had regular preventative treatments. Source: Wikipedia.
You will most likely need some restoration work done after they are removed because they may have done a lot more damage than just what you can see! Each year in the United States, termites cause over $3 billion in damages to many American homes & businesses. This is a staggering figure and underlines the importance of preventative measures to ensure your home does not become included in these statistics.
If you find out that they have been in your home for a long time, make very sure that every space behind your walls and wherever else they could have been hiding is inspected. Have the shed and garage checked too just to make sure they didn’t move to there or aren’t already there.
In Australia the figures are just as scary with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) estimating that around 32% of houses have a presence of termites and approximately 2 in every 3 homes in Australia will suffer a termite infestation during their lifetime.
For assistance with pest control services in Australia, please contact either the Australian Pest Controllers Association (APCA), or the Australian Environmental Pest Managers Association (AEPMA), as these are the two key industry bodies dedicated to the Pest Control industry in Australia.
It’s important that you are careful when you hire a termite removal and pest control specialist. Since you have the Internet, it should be easy for you to learn more about whoever you are thinking of hiring. Once you find the right person, it is easy to know you’ll benefit from what they do for you.
Remember: It is significantly more cost-effective, and less stressful, to regularly protect against termites with quality pest control services, than it is to repair your home or property after a termite infestation!