Termites in AZ, specifically in Phoenix, can cause a lot of damage to your home, and to any wooden objects inside it. If you suspect that there may be termites in your house.
Don’t rely on the naked eye to see the damage from these pests. It can be hard to perform a termite inspection by just looking at the outside of the wood. That’s because they do the most damage insides nooks and crannies of wooden items.
By the time you notice anything on the exterior, the inside of the wood is probably riddled with termite passages.
The first thing you need to do is to determine what type of termites may have infested your property. Check the whole house, beginning with the inside going to the outside yard.
A point to note is that termites usually start from the ground, so you might be able to find them in your garden’s soil. If you find them there, then you should use a specific termite control product that is meant for soil.
When dealing with these subterranean pests, make sure you purchase a product that is primarily manufactured for soil even if it is listed that it can be used for both wood and soil.
Go through the instructions carefully since most of these products are highly concentrated chemicals that need to be dissolved in water before application. It’s very important to follow the instruction for these products as they can be quite toxic.
Check all the areas of your house that are made of wood, and look if there are holes or burrows in them. This can include sheds, and obviously, stacks of firewood. Most regions experiencing high humidity levels will tend to have to deal with drywood termites.
You will find anti-termite products particularly formulated for drywood termites in home improvement stores and also in hardware shops.
The products vary in terms of application, and the most common types are either sprayed or painted on the affected areas. Again, follow the instructions to the letter.
Termite bait may also come in handy in controlling termite infestation. These can be used to reinforce the chemicals you apply to the infected regions. In cases where you apply termite control products, some areas which are deep inside the walls, soil, posts, and other hard to reach spots, may not be reached.
Baits will help wipe out all the termites that were still in hiding at the time you applied the control chemicals. These bait stations will lure them out from hiding, and kill them upon ingestion.
The above measures can help control and eliminate termite infestation if you catch it early enough. If you think that your invasion case is particularly bleak or widespread, seek a professional pest control service company to help you with both the detection and killing of these insects.
They will understand how to completely eliminate the infestation, prevent further infestation. They can do so quickly, safely and with minimal continued loss of possessions.