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The Facts Behind 6 Termite Control Myths

TopBest - 6 Myths About Termite Control

When it comes to keeping house, termite control isn’t what many homeowners would consider a priority. They live their picture perfect lives, without any idea that these pesky creatures may already be eating away the wood in their homes. Our experts at Topbest can’t bear the fact that you might be living over a ticking time bomb, so we’ve decided to debunk all those common misconceptions you think are true about termite control.

 

Termite Inspection is not necessary

Many homeowners can go on for years without as much as a peek from a pest control professional. Although termite inspection isn’t considered a need, it’s something that you need to schedule at least once a year. Yearly checks can save you a whole lot of money in repairs in the long run. We can’t stress it enough, but prevention is still the best cure, so if you think you have a possible termite infestation in your hands, all you have to do is give us a call.

 

DIY is A-OK

Sorry to burst your bubble handy folks, but going DIY for your termite control just isn’t going to cut it. Even though it may seem like the more economical choice, commercially available insecticides and herbal repellents aren’t strong enough to put a termite colony down. And even though you manage to get your hands on the right chemicals, you probably don’t have the technical knowhow to administer the treatment in the nooks and crannies were termites live. Our advice? Best to leave it to the experts.

 

Termite Damage is ALWAYS covered in home insurance policies

Another myth that needs to be debunked – big time! Most policies fail to cover termite damage since it’s not really considered as a major problem. You won’t get it unless you specifically ask for it. And even when you do, expect to pay a premium for this little change. So what’s a homeowner to do? Make sure to go through your policy to check if there are any clauses for termite damage. If not, you might want to call your insurance agent to get it amended.

 

One termite control treatment to rule them all

A lot of people think that you only need one termite control method to get rid of those pests for good. The truth is, with as much as 4,000 termite species living on this planet, you need a treatment that will specifically address your problem. You can’t take the one size fits all approach when it comes to getting rid of termites, and not expect to be disappointed.

 

If you house is made of cement, there’s no need to fret

This one makes sense to some degree. Why worry about termites when your house is made from cement right? What many people don’t take in consideration is that termites can still cause damage to their drywalls, wallpaper and wooden furniture. If your home has anything that contains cellulose, you’re at risk for a termite infestation.

 

It’s easy to detect a termite infestation

Lastly, termites are like secret agents. You’ll only know they’re there when the problem has already gotten out of hand. You may not be aware of it, but you might already be harbouring entire colonies of the enemy at this very minute, Keep an eye out for tell tale signs that termites are living among you. You won’t see it, unless you consciously go looking for it.


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