Termites cause more than a billion dollars worth of damage to buildings in this country each year. And since termites eat wood from the inside out, most of the damage has already been done before it becomes visible. A trained pest control specialist can spot telltale signs of termite infestation and give you an estimate on treatment. There are two methods of treatment. Both involve sealing your home off and filling it with a poison that will seep into the wood where the termites are located. This process can take up to a week, during which time no one may enter the house. If no termites are found, a practical course of action is to invest in termite protection. This will create a barrier around your home's foundation and prevent termites from entering. Considering the expensive damage that these insects can cause, termite protection can be a wise investment. Call a reputable pest control specialist in your area for more information on inspections and estimates.
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