As a homeowner, doing things DIY is part of the joy of owning a home. The feeling of accomplishment that you get after completing a task that would have otherwise cost you extra money is indescribable.
While many aspects of home repair and maintenance are easily done by even the most novice of homeowners, applying termite treatment to protect your home from pests might not be the best idea to take into your own hands.
Are you aware that consumer grade chemical termite treatments aren’t effective enough to permanently remove termites and secure your home? The chemical properties that make up consumer grade termite treatments are designed for temporary usage. Bottom line, they do not stand up to the test of time.
Further, taking termite treatment into your hands means that you would have to know where to begin in the first place. Treating for termites takes years of professional skill and knowledge. It often requires extensive training and experience to know how to kill termites in their colonies, which is not easily accomplished by a homeowner with no previous knowledge.
Lastly, after your initial treatment, are you certain that your actions to prevent termites will stand the test of time? Consumer grade termite treatments really only kill the pests that you see, and rarely if ever do they neutralize the problem deep inside the walls.
Preventing termites from breeding and spreading should be left to a professional exterminator. So while attempting to rid your home of termites is in your right as a homeowner, you’ll get the best results with an expert.
If you are unsure if you need termite treatment in your home, feel free to contact us to discuss your options. For over twenty years, homeowners, property managers and Realtors in the San Francisco East Bay Area have relied on Times Up as their first choice for their termite control and construction needs.