A persistent and difficult pest, termites require quick, precise and, sometimes, ongoing treatment. Your total termite exterminator cost will depend on several factors including:
- Approach(es) taken
- Damage done by termites
- Ongoing treatment
It can be easy to want to go the cheap route, but your home is an investment that you must protect. A good exterminator will suggest that you take multiple steps to fully banish these pests. These steps can range from:
- Removing the nest
- Termite bait stations around your home
- Treatment sprays or foams
- Full fumigation
Your termite problem, depending on the severity, can be difficult to banish fully in one go. A termite exterminator may suggest ongoing monitoring and treatment to keep your home free from these nasty pests in the future.
The last thing you want is to partially treat the problem, only to have to pay more in damages and control later on. Hi-Tech Pest Control knows how to find, eradicate and prevent termites, so you can have peace of mind.
What to Know About Termites
Small, social creatures, like carpenter ants, termites live in colonies either underground or within wooden structures. These insects can destroy homes if left untreated. In the United States, we deal with 3 primary types of termites:
- Subterranean Termites
- Formosan Termites
- Drywood Termites
Both Subterranean and Formosan termites tunnel underground to invade the foundation of your home, while Formosan termites are winged and fly into your home. They can sneak into a tiny crack in the foundation and do incredible amounts of damage without many signs.
Termites prefer warmer weather, but that doesn’t mean that colder climates are safe from their damage. It is imperative to keep an eye out as the weather begins to warm and well into the fall.
While the most common termites in Michigan are underground, they can all make their way up into other structures of your home. This means you have to be on the lookout for signs in your wooden furniture, cabinets and ceiling.
How to Spot Termite Infestation
When looking for signs of termite colonies, it can be challenging. In many cases, seeing the signs of termite damage means it’s going to be a tough job getting those termites controlled. If you see one termite lurking around, you can bet that there are thousands more unseen in your home. However, be prepared to call a professional termite pest control company if you spot:
- Blisters or dark spots in wood flooring
- Hollow or damaged wood
- Swarm evidence such as discarded wings or dead termites
- Mud tubes
- Termite droppings (similar to pellets, sawdust or coffee grounds)
We highly discourage trying to get rid of a termite problem alone. These pests are sneaky and can be tricky to detect before major damage is done. They also often require multiple methods and ongoing treatment to completely eradicate. Let us help you take your home back from these unsightly pests.
A termite control company can come in, assess the damage and explore the best option for your home’s infestation size. Be sure to ask your Hi-Tech professional what their termite treatment plans are and how they plan to prevent termites in the future.
What to Tell Your Termite Specialist
Making the choice to call a professional for your termite problem should not be delayed, but rest assured it’s the right decision. We know how hard it can be to not know the extent of the termite damage and fear for your safety.
Location: Where have you seen termite activity? Are there multiple locations of activity?
Time: How long has the issue been going on? Is this the first time you’ve noticed it?
Odd Odors: Do you smell mold? Termites thrive in damp spaces.
Ceiling or Wall Swelling: Do your ceilings or walls seem to be swollen? This can be an indicator of termite damage.
Giving us this information upfront will help us formulate an initial plan so when we come out and investigate, we can get going as soon as possible. We want to make sure your home is free from termites and safe for you and your family.
Call Today to Eliminate Your Pest Problem
Don’t suffer in silence from unwanted pests. Let us help take your home back so you can relax. Call Hi-Tech Pest Control today at [phone] or fill out our contact form.