When is Termite Tenting Needed

Termites cause more damage to homes every year than any other insect. Termites eat through all parts of a home and do a significant amount of damage to the structural integrity of a house. Termites often times can go unnoticed until they have grown quite large in number and successfully infested a home without the home owner even aware that there is a problem. Once termites have successfully infested a home, it is extremely difficult to get rid of them on your own. There are a number of methods that professionals use to eliminate, exterminate and remove termites from a home. The method usually depends on how severe the termite infestation is, the amount of damage the termites have inflicted on the home and how long they have lived in the home.

Tent Fumigation Services

When a termite infestation is extremely severe, a popular method used is tenting. Tenting a home requires a great deal of preparation and time, but the results are satisfactory and the method is extremely effective. Tenting is a treatment technique used to control termite infestations in a home. This method is usually used when all others have failed, like targeting only specific areas within the walls of the home. Tenting will encompass the entire home, leaving no area untreated, which makes it extremely difficult for the termites to escape.

Termite Inspection

A termite inspection by a professional pest control service will help to decipher whether or not tenting is in your best interest. Your pest control professional can discuss all options that best suit your termite problem, including tenting. A professional termite inspection is a great way to stay proactive in the fight against termites. Regular maintenance checks will ensure that termites stay out and away from your home after treatment has been done. Schedule a termite inspection every year along with regular monthly pest control service. This is a sure way to keep termites and other pests away from your home.

Termite Prevention

To prevent any future termite infestations there are simple steps you can perform around your home. Seal all cracks, joints and crevices on the exterior of your home. Brushing on a fresh coat of paint to the exterior of your home when it begins to peel or bubble will also deter termites from invading your home. Be sure to keep screens on the vents of your foundation and attic. Get rid of any material that can potentially house termites residing in your yard, this includes dead tree stumps or anything that is made of hallowed out wood. Store firewood far from your home. If you suspect a termite problem near or in your home, contact Preventive Pest for the best termite control service available.


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