Why You Should Call The Pros About Termites In North Augusta

February 14, 2022

Termites in North Augusta are a fact of life. It isn't a matter of if termites will damage your property but a matter of when. Since they are so common, some residents take it upon themselves to handle their own termite control. We hope that you don't let familiarity cause you to risk having costly termite damage. Here are a few ways termites can surprise you and how a termite control professional can help you prevent those surprises.

termites on a piece of wood

Termite Damage Isn't Always Obvious

When drywood termites attack your property, it can be easy to see. You may notice frass on your window sills and other places, or you may start to detect damage to your door or window frames. But subterranean termites don't create obvious damage like this. You can have a million subterranean termites feeding on your property and not see any noticeable sign of an infestation. Homeowners who apply termite control products (and believe their properties are protected because they don't see frass or wood damage) set themselves up for a disheartening surprise.

Professionals don't rely solely on the detection of termites through visible inspections. They use products like the Sentricon® System with Always Active™ to make detection easier. The Sentricon® System is a network of bait stations placed in the ground. These stations provide a food source that worker termites can't resist. When the workers take the bait, it is easy to see. So you don't have to worry about subterranean termites secretly eating you out of house and home.

Home Remedies Can Make Termites Worse

There is a lot of advice on the internet, and it isn't easy to know what works and what doesn't. Some of the advice you'll find can actually increase the threat termites can present. One example of this is the idea that putting cardboard down in your yard will lure termites out of the ground, and then you can simply burn the cardboard to get rid of termites. But this only eliminates a very small fraction of the termites present. It does nothing to strike at the heart of the colony the termites came from. But, far worse than this is the fact that putting cardboard in your yard will attract termites and make them want to establish colonies near this desirable food source.

Professionals use baits and liquid termiticides that get to the heart of the matter. Bait has an active ingredient that workers pick up and share with each other through a process called trophallaxis. Some termiticide products work similarly; only they transfer from one termite to another through grooming. In both cases, the attacking colony is eliminated, and the termite threat is effectively addressed.

Sometimes It Works, And Sometimes It Doesn't

North Augusta residents are pretty smart. Many do not use home remedies or advice from random video content creators on the internet. They go to products that professionals use. But there are drawbacks to performing your own termite control.
All products are not created equal. While bait can be an effective way to prevent termite damage, some products aren't as effective as others, and some don't work at all.

  • If you decide to apply liquid termiticides, this requires trenching and drilling. Without training and experience, you can install the product incorrectly and potentially damage your property in the process.
  • Even when done correctly, it can be a lot of work to install liquid termiticides.
  • If you do it yourself and termites manage to get through, you're left holding the bill for termite damage. If you have a professional do it, they're left holding the bill. That is a far better situation for you. 

In the end, when it comes to termite control, it's best to partner with a professional. 

Termite Control In North Augusta With Jury Pest Services

When it comes to protecting your property from termites, it is best to have a licensed termite control professional handle your termite control. If you live in North Augusta, consider Jury Pest Services. We use the most advanced products and methods to eliminate termites. We can inspect your property and develop a termite control plan for your specific needs and budget.

Contact us today to get started. We'll guide you through the process and help you find the right solution for your property. 

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