Will my family have to vacate the house?
Only if it is necessary to treat for dry wood termites. Subterranean termites can be controlled while the house is occupied. Again, your pest control professional will carefully explain whatever procedures are necessary. Will there be an odor?
Rarely. There may be a slight odor for a while after treatment. However, it is non-lingering and any trace of it should disappear quickly.
If a treatment is needed, what might be the cost?
Costs vary widely, and no meaningful answer can be given until the inspection is completed, the size and structure of the home determined, and other factors assessed. It is important to remember, however, that the cost of termite treatment is minor when compared to the equity and investment represented in a home.
Could I do it myself?
That’s not practical, since special equipment and application techniques are required. Thoroughly trained and experienced personnel have the skills necessary to do the job properly.
What if there already is extensive damage?
If the damage threatens the soundness or appearance of the structure, it must be repaired. This is a specialized type of work, and a building contractor should be contacted.
Termites won’t attack a new house, will they?
Very easily. All they need is an opening 1/64″ wide. They may enter directly from the soil, or they may build airtight tubes leading from their colony in the soil to the wood of your house. They commute between the wood and their colony.
How important is thoroughness in termites control inspections?
Very important, because an undetected termite infestation could result in damage later.
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