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Best Termite Control Methods

Termite Control Methods

Sure, termites look harmless enough . . . but they work in groups.  Termites prove the old saying about there being power in numbers, as they can, quite literally, tear your house apart if you let them.  Unfortunately, many home owners don’t even realize they have a termite problem until considerable damage has been done.  Therefore, it is important that you stay on the lookout for termites, and that you take action at the first appearance of those little winged creatures.  So how do you get rid of termites if you do happen to have an infestation?  Here is a guide to the best termite control methods:

Prevention

As the old saying goes, the best defense is a good offense.  It is a good idea to prevent termite infestations from happening in the first place.  This takes foresight, and some handiwork.  You can give your home the best chances of staying termite-free by keeping outdoor wood piles away from the vicinity of your home.  This also applies to mulch and dead tree stumps.  Also, remember that termites thrive in damp areas; therefore, you should slope your property downhill from your slab, make sure your rain gutters are clean and diverting water away from the foundation, plant your ground covers and landscaping plants at least three feet from the home, and make sure your crawl space has enough ventilation to stay dry.  You may also pre-treat the soil under your foundation before you build your house, if that is an option for you.

Do-it-yourself termite control

You may opt to use termite bait or termite stakes to treat minor termite problems.  Both can be purchased at your local home improvement or hardware store, and each comes with its own set of pros and cons.  Read the manufacturer’s instructions carefully to determine which method is best for you.

Professional termite control methods

If you have a termite infestation, it is likely that you will need to enlist the help of trained professionals.  Only minor termite problems can be effectively treated with do-it-yourself methods.  Termite control for more serious cases involves the use of heavy machinery, and the type of knowledge, experience, and skill set that only pest control professionals will have.  Unless you know how to drill into your foundation, then you need to call a professional.

If you have a termite problem, and you would like the tough job taken care of, contact competent professionals like us.

Contact Double G Pest Control by phone, at 217-440-2847, or email: ggpest1@gmail.com.

Pros and Cons of DIY Pest Control

Pros and Cons of DIY Pest Control

If you own a home, or even if you rent, pest control is sure to be one of your major considerations, perhaps even right under paying your bills and keeping your house clean.  Nobody likes the thought of sharing a home with insects and/or rodents, and therefore there are a number of ways to rid your home of these pests.  You may handle the job yourself, or you may hire a professional pest control company.  Which is the best choice for you?  Here are some pros and cons of DIY pest control, to help you make that decision.

Pros:

Money savings.  Of course, the most obvious reason to do anything yourself is that you can save money by not hiring someone else to do the job.  By purchasing pest control products at your local home improvement store and then administering it on your own, you can save a significant amount of money on your pest control.

The choice is yours.  You get to choose your own products and methods, and don’t have to leave those decisions to whichever pest control company you choose.

You know what is where.  It’s always comforting to know where pest spray was applied in your home, especially if you have pets and/or children.  When you are the one doing the spraying and baiting, you know exactly what is where.

Cons:

You are not a professional.  Simply put, do-it-yourselfers are generally not as successful at treating pest problems for good as are professional pest control companies.  Face it: you simply don’t know as much about pest control as a professional who has years of experience.  Application errors that you consider small could be enough to endanger you and your family, and even to make pest infestations worse.

Safety risks.  Many pest control products are actually very strong and dangerous poisons.  Handling those poisons puts you at risk, and may even put your family at risk, if you aren’t absolutely sure of what you are doing.  Why take that risk?

The spread of infestation.  Did you know that it is possible to spread a localized infestation throughout the rest of the house?  Not only is it possible, but it’s actually a fairly common occurrence for do-it-yourselfers who aren’t familiar with proper pest control protocol.

If you do decide to put your pest control into the hands of professionals, contact Double G Pest Control and Lawn Services for top-rate service.

We can be reached by phone, at 217-440-2847, or by email: ggpest1@gmail.com.

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