Common Mistakes Homeowners Make With Termites in Arizona
There are many different types of pests. But perhaps none are as destructive as the termite. Capable of producing thousands of dollars worth of property damage, as well as putting your home at risk for fires and energy loss, termites are not just a nuisance – they are a huge hit to your financial and physical safety.
That’s why it is so important to both prevent and eliminate termites effectively. Here at Green Home Pest in Arizona, we frequently see homeowners make mistakes when it comes to controlling their termite population, and we are more than happy to come to your property to assist you with your infestation.
Termite Prevention and Treatment Mistakes
The following are some of the most common mistakes that homeowners make with termites. All homes are at risk for termites, and termite control in Arizona requires immediate treatment. Avoid the following mistakes to reduce your property damage:
- Assuming They Are Not There – There is this belief among many homeowners that termite problems are always noticeable, and that if they have an infestation they’ll “know.” But often by the time you notice termites on your property, it’s already too late. Always check for signs of termites, or call for an occasional inspection.
- Creating a Termite Friendly Environment – Prevention is as important as treatment, which is why it helps to avoid creating a termite friendly home. This means moving firewood away from the home (as it attracts termites), removing tree stumps, and being careful about excess mulch.
- Relying on a DIY Treatment – It is possible to eliminate some pests on your own, especially for mild pest infestations (like spiders or crickets). But DIY termite treatments are just not usually that effective, and the time you spend trying to perform termite control on your own is the time that the termites will usually do more damage.
- Disrupting a Termite Treatment – Finally, many homeowners accidentally disrupt their termite treatments by digging up dirt around the home after a liquid treatment or installing untreated wood near the home. Talk to Green Home Pests about strategies that you can use to make sure your treatment keeps working.
Termites are some of the worst invaders, and severe infestations can cause long-lasting, irreparable damage. That is why it is a good idea to give yourself a stronger understanding of termites and try to avoid some of the more common mistakes. It is also very important to consider contacting a trained pest control specialist in Phoenix for any termite problem because every minute you wait can cost you money.
For more information about Arizona termite control, please call Green Home Pest Control today at (480) 525-7378.
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