If you’re a homeowner in the state of Florida, we don’t need to convince you of the importance of pest control. Our warm, humid climate is a naturally attractive environment for unwanted pests of all kinds. There is love bug season and mosquito season, while ants and cockroaches can be seen all year long. The worst and least understood of all of the pests that grace our state is the termite.
When you think of termite control what probably pops into your mind is a house covered from top to bottom in multi-colored tarps. And you’d be right. That process you’re thinking about is called fumigation, and while it’s highly successful, it is only necessary once your home has already been infested by bugs. A home that is being fumigated for termites may have been hosting an unwanted termite colony for months or even years prior.
So what is a family to do to preemptively protect their home from termites? We’re glad you asked. Termite control requires regular upkeep, just like any of the other investments that you make on your home. Think of termite control like you do your lawn service, yearly oil change, or getting a physical at the doctor. You know that you have to make a regular investment in those things in order to stay on top of them and when you do you’re more likely to discover problems when they arise rather than months down the line. The same is true of termite control
The key to maintaining a termite-free home is yearly termite control inspections. The Holder Termite Control team uses Termidor products and our clients love it. This product is powerful, fast-acting, and odorless which allows our team to keep your home protected without impacting your day to day life. If you’re on the fence about maintaining a regular termite control service, here are some of the most important reasons you should consider it.
1. Termite Infestations Happen Fast
We’re not kidding when we say that termite infestations happen fast. Once a termite colony has made itself at home inside your walls, it will get to work eating and it will never stop. Truly, termites never stop, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year termites are eating and multiplying and then eating some more. The cycle continues over and over until you have a significant issue on your hands. So you can see how important it is to stay on top of your termite control service like this. We’ve seen time and again our clients who realize they need termite control and call us to have their home fumigated. Once we’ve been out and laid the big tents over their home they assume the problem is over and we don’t hear from them again for years. Until one day they call us again because the termites have returned. Regular visits from a termite control professional may have nipped this issue in the bud before it spiraled out of control.
2. Significant Damage Can Occur Before You Know It
Imagine how much damage a termite colony (some of which contain up to a million termites) can do while you’re not looking. In the United States alone, termites cause billions of dollars in damage every single year to well-meaning homeowners. That is an incredible amount of money, and while termites may never be completely eradicated, simple termite control methods like yearly inspections and regular service calls enable homeowners to catch their termite problem before the big charges start racking up.
3. Regular Termite Control Is Time Saving
Depending upon the size of your house, fumigation can be very expensive. And while it’s absolutely worth the investment to protect your home from further damage, it’s even better to head your termite colony off at the pass. Fumigation is a great way to level the playing field and start over without your unwanted termites. But, regular termite control inspections are the ideal way to catch an infestation before it becomes severe enough to require fumigation. These two options work hand in hand to create the best, termite-free environment for your family to live in.
We share this information, not to scare you, but to empower you. You have the ability to stop termites in their tracks. We want you to know that by investing in termite control services you are investing in the health and well-being of your home. Over the many decades that we have been serving the homeowners in our community, there’s one thing we’ve learned. Whether regarding general pest control, termite control, or any of our other services, regular maintenance almost always lowers your risk for future, unexpected expenses. Just like you, we want your home to remain a safe and termite-free place for you and your family. Call us today to schedule a free consultation.