Get Rid of Termites for Good in Your Long Island Home

Termites are one of the most complex pests to eradicate from your home. The scariest part about termites is that they might already be inside your home, chewing it away piece-by-piece, and you wouldn’t even know it. While it might be possible to eliminate termites from your home temporarily, total extermination and prevention from future infestations is best left to a professional.
 
Termites have been around for a very long time - in fact, they have existed for over 250 million years. They exist in every state in the United States and there are 45 active species known today. The reason that termites are so important to the environment is the same reason they are so problematic in your home -- termites break down wood and other natural materials. If left to their own devices, termites can hollow out the very foundation of your home, causing it to be unstable and in need of replacement.
 
Termites can be active in your home with very little sign of their presence and detection of termites can be extremely difficult. The most effective way to determine if you have termites is to contact an expert on termite identification and behaviour. Once it has been determined that there is in fact a termite infestation in your home, details such as the species of the termite and the location of the colony must be determined. Based on these factors, there are a variety of treatment methods available.
 
A termite expert will be able to formulate a treatment and prevention plan that is specific to your home. Based on your situation, one or a number of the following may be implemented:
  • Formulated soil treatments
  • Liquid treatments
  • Monitored bait stations
  • Direct wood treatment
  • Whole structure gas fumigation
  • Whole structure heat treatment
Once the termite infestation has been eliminated, a professional can take measures to prevent the termites from returning. This includes treating your wood and eliminating common entrance points.
 
If you suspect that your home might be harboring termites, or a neighbor has discovered termites and you wish to take cautionary preventative measure, don’t attempt to handle the situation by yourself. Only a certified professional can effectively prevent and eliminate termite infestations. Don’t wait until your home has been chewed to pieces, contact the experts at Suburban Pest Management today!
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