Why Homes in Eureka, California, Need Professional Termite Protection

termites eating a hole into wood

You’ve put a lot of time and money into your home. Keeping your home safe should be a top priority. Unfortunately, a lot of damage can happen to your house. This includes termite damage, which is often not covered by insurance.

Here are some important tips for protecting your home from termite damage and what to do when termites enter your house:

Termite Season

In Eureka, summer is more than just a few months. California has warm temperatures year-round, meaning that termites can survive the winter and build more colonies on your property. Some months of the year are warmer, and high levels of rain lead to higher humidity and more termites. In the warmer months of the year, termites will be more active and may be seeking places to start a new colony. July is an important time to watch for termite movement and damage. You may see flying insects that could be termite swarmers seeking a new home. You may also see their discarded wings around windowsills. This could be a sign that you have termites in or near your home. You may also see evidence of termite damage, such as doors and windows sticking or bulges in walls, floors, or ceilings.

What to do when you have termites?

Professional termite control is the best solution to a termite problem. There are many different treatments for termites. Though there are some easily accessible products for consumers to use against termites, the most effective treatments require the experience and skill of pest control professionals. Often pest control services will use a baiting system such as Sentricon® to stop termites. This baiting system attracts termites even more than wood and eliminates them quickly before they can damage the wooden structures of your house. Pest control professionals also use products and treatments such as orange oil treatments, bora-care, and more.

A professional pest control treatment from Accurate Termite & Pest Solutions consists of three parts: inspection, identification, and treatment. First, a pest control technician will visit your house for an inspection. During the inspection, they will determine whether or not you have a termite problem. They will also locate possible entry points in your house or attractants that are bringing the termites into your home. This is the identification stage, when the technician will help identify the problem and create a solution that fits the unique needs of your situation. We then move on to treatment and carry out the treatment plan that we have developed specifically for you.

Why is pest control worth it?

Termites can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage. When termites access the wooden structures of your home, they can create safety issues that must be addressed. In California’s warm weather termites can continue to come back, and you could be battling several colonies at once. Call Accurate Termite & Pest Solutions for efficient termite elimination. Calling professional pest control is safer for your family and will give you greater success as you eliminate termites from your home and property. Don’t wait until the damage is done, call now for an inspection.