Buying a New House? Have A Termite Exterminator Inspect First
There’s really nothing quite like the excitement when you are finally getting the keys to the home of your dreams. But all that anticipation dissipates when you get a rude awakening upon discovering termites while renovating your home. When you are buying a house – especially older properties – it is important to take note of what you are paying for. But when you find a termite infestation within your walls or in your parquet, there can be serious structural consequences if you decide to overlook it. The longer you leave it alone, the worse it can get. This is why it is critical to get your home inspected by a home termites exterminator immediately to address the problem.
SIGNS OF TERMITES TO LOOK OUT FOR
For those who are purchasing a house for the very first time, there can be a lot to take into account. How far is the train station from the property? Are there any good schools nearby? This is why it is easy for a termite infestation to go unnoticed if you do not know how to look for an infestation. Before you dig into the walls and floors to find these tiny insects, you might notice some telltale signs from the exterior if you have bought a house with termites:
- Damaged and hollow wood, signs that the termites have fed on the cellulose beyond the surface.
- Dark brown mud tubes starting from the ground and spanning across the wall. These are usually used by subterranean termites to travel from their nest to the food source.
- Tiny drywood termite droppings which are often mistaken for sawdust or sand.
At first thought, you might think that these damaged areas can be easily cleaned and solved with minor repairs. But the older the colony, the more extensive the infestation may be. All these add up to more costs which may have never occurred to you when you were thinking about your new home. Long story short, do not buy the house without checking its condition inside out or it will become a nightmare. It is a major investment, which makes it more crucial to get the house inspected for termites before making the final decision. The overall assessment of the house by a professional will give you the assurance that there will not be any unexpected pitfalls. And if there is, at least you are aware of it from the start.
WHAT IF MY NEW HOUSE ALREADY HAS TERMITES?
But if you have already bought a house and suspect that you have a termite infestation problem on your hands, don’t worry as there are a number of solutions that can be applied to exterminate the colony. But then, another problem comes in: Having to look for a trusted pest control company that will ensure a successful extermination. That is where Pestbusters come in. Here are some of the solutions we can carry out to bring back peace in your new home:
- Our Dusting process involves the careful placement of termiticidal powder onto the tracks of the termites. They will then transfer the toxic substance back to the colony and onto one another.
- Another approach involves the use of Foaming chemicals, which is strategically applied in areas where termites are suspected to be hiding by way of a tiny hole drilled in the immediate vicinity. Termites come into contact with the chemicals, which do not kill them immediately, but are designed to inflict damage on the larger colony when termites return there.
- Alternatively, baiting systems are also a good and effective way to kill the colony. Baits that are highly palatable to termites are made with wood powder, and they can lure termites from feeding on your furniture/ fixtures. The process may take up a good couple of months before complete eradication, but it is highly recommended by most home termite exterminators.
Here at PestBusters, we have grown to become one of the most trusted names in the business through its commitment to developing the skills and potential of each and every member of its associates. As Asia’s leading pest management company, we have helped many homes and businesses with our advanced tactics and know-how to completely eradicate these pests. Give us a call today to find out more.