Why You Should Never DIY Termite Control
We all like to be frugal when it comes to our homes, and one of the best ways to do that is with DIY projects. Painting, adding a tile backsplash, and installing a new light fixture are all great things we can try to do ourselves. However, when it comes to pest control, especially termite control, you should leave it up to the experts.
Termite Control Is More Than Just Extermination
Termites can do untold damage to your home. They can destroy the foundation, the framing, and the roof. Even if you are able to kill all the termites in your home, you may not understand the severity of the damage. A pest control expert will not only help you rid your home of termites, but will make sure that the damage they caused didn’t create unsafe living conditions for you and your family.
Termite Control Is Permanent
Again, even if you kill all the termites yourself, they may be back. Termites enter our homes because they are attracted to certain conditions. These conditions include everything from the structure of your home to your surrounding landscaping to your homeowner habits. Working with a professional will help you identify what truly caused your termite infestation and come up with a plan to keep them away for good.
DIY Termite Control Does Not Save Money
The main reason people choose to DIY over hiring an expert is because of the cost savings. Sure a bottle of termite spray at the hardware store is cheaper than hiring an exterminator, but that bottle may just be a bandage and not a cure. We have seen homeowners think they solved the problem of termites with a DIY solution and move on. Only to find out years later, when their house has suffered severe damage, their treatment didn’t work. When assessing the costs of termite control, it shouldn’t be which is more cost effective: An exterminator or a spray? It should be which is more expensive: An exterminator or a new foundation?
What it all boils down to is that no one should DIY termite control. Instead, they should hire a certified exterminator to protect their home from these damaging pests. If you are in the Maryland area and have a termite problem, give us a call at BUGOUT Termite & Pest Control, Inc. We can answer all your questions about termite control and offer a free quote right over the phone! Contact us today to learn more!