With all the talk about termites becoming more active this spring and summer, you may be wondering how you can get rid of termites in Pittsburgh. But as with many do-it-yourself pest control endeavors, trying to get rid of termites is not a simple solution and in order to get a guarantee that these wood destroying pests are really gone, it is important to leave termite control to experienced Pittsburgh exterminators.
Getting rid of termites without calling an exterminator is a bad idea. Termites in Pittsburgh and throughout the entire country are responsible for over $5 billion in property damages every year. And what’s worse, not all insurance policies purchased by homeowners cover termite damage. This creates a serious need for termite control. Here are a few reasons why you should hire a professional for your termite problem.
Termite colonies are underground and hard to locate. Subterranean termites are the type of termite found in the Pittsburgh area. They form their colonies underground, which means you are not likely to see them. Termites can travel several feet from their colony to find wood to consume, which means there is a large radius on your property and even your neighbor’s property that could be hosting termites unbeknownst to you.
Termites form massive colonies that are hard to eradicate. Like ants, termites are very social insects. Some termite colonies can house up to 2 million members and that is not a number that you want to take on without trained professionals.
Termite control needs to be ongoing, not a one-time treatment. In order to successfully maintain a termite free home and property, you will need around the clock monitoring and baiting stations. This ensures that you keep termites out of your home or business and off your property!
If you would like to learn more about Witt’s around the clock termite control solution, please give us a call! We are Authorized Operators of the Sentricon® System and can install this effective termite baiting system on your property. Contact us today and find out why this very same technology protects the White House and Statue of Liberty from termites.
This blog was originally published on May 29, 2013, but we have updated it to reflect the most recent and accurate information available in helping you combat frustrating termite problems.