Termite Treatment

Every year, termites cause billions of dollars in property damage. Wood is their favorite indulgence, but they’ve also been known to eat through swimming pool liners, insulation, books and paper. They damage homes, trees, shrubs, and decks like you wouldn’t believe. Typically, buyers add a termite inspection as a “condition of sale” when buying Bethesda real estate because termite treatment can cost a lot of money to treat. On top of that, having any kind of pest infestation can take an exorbitant emotional toll on homeowners.

Termite treatment requires several special skills that call for a professional. First, knowledge of building construction and the lifecycle of a termite can help inspectors identify entry-points for these pests. Typically, entry-points are hidden or difficult to access. Secondly, termite treatment often requires special equipment like masonry drills, soil treatment rods, pumps, and hundreds of gallons of liquid pesticides. This pest control chemical is generally injected along the foundation, beneath concrete slabs, inside foundation walls, and down into subterranean tunnels.

You may see termite treatment products in stores, but these are used only for small scale jobs – like getting rid of termites in a mailbox post or a tool shed that is not attached to the home. Do-it-yourself products cannot tackle a widespread infestation. For that, you will need the services of a professional contractor. To find a termite treatment company, you should investigate references and get several different estimates. Look for a company that agrees to treat termite resurgence at no additional charge. When comparing services, make sure you are comparing apples to apples, as some companies focus on liquid termiticide treatments, while others may try baiting.

If you have any further questions about dealing with termites in your Potomac real estate or Washington DC area home, please don’t hesitate to call us and ask for some referrals, we have worked with quite a few termite companies and will make sure you find the right one for your job!

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