A termite infestation can wreak havoc on the structural integrity of your NYC rental property. It can also put a sizable hole in your wallet. Hiring a professional for termite extermination as soon as you know there is a problem will not only save you significant amounts of money in the long run but also might save the very place you call home.
Experience and Expertise
Going the route of DIY might save you negligible amounts of money in the short term, but the potential complications that come with a lack of expertise could end up costing you a lot of money in the long run. The most important part of dealing with a termite infestation is finding the termite nest. Without location of the nest, the termite problem will continue, regardless of how many termites are killed outside of the nest.
Locating the termite nest is complicated. It not only requires a certain level of expertise and training, but it often requires special equipment. Professional termite exterminators know exactly how to find nests. They have the skills and the equipment needed to most efficiently and effectively get to the bottom of your termite infestation. Hiring a professional termite company will save you the frustration and practically impossible task of locating the nest with nothing but DIY knowledge and elbow grease.
Pesticides are dangerous chemicals and, of course, need to be treated as such when being applied to the inside of your home. Incorrect application of pesticides can cause serious health issues, especially in children and pets. Trained termite exterminators know what chemicals to use, how much to apply, and how often the chemicals should be applied.
A professional termite company will use the least amount of pesticide needed to get the job done; this not only saves everybody money but keeps everybody safe. A professional exterminator will share any potential hazards with the homeowner and make sure that necessary precautions are taken. Applying pesticides without proper training is a gamble that just isn’t worth the risk.
Whether you are sure you have a termite problem or not, a professional inspection should be your first step. Even if termites are not seen, they leave a number of evidences. One is the presence of mud tubes. The termites use these mud tubes to hide them from sunlight. Mud tubes are made from saliva, feces, and dirt, and are definitely not something you want in your home.
A professional will look for these and other termite signs and, with knowledge of termite behavior patterns, determine the nature of the infestation and the location of the nest. Because no termite infestation is exactly alike, your professional exterminator will do a thorough inspection to determine the degree and nature of your particular termite problem. From there, the exterminator will create a termite treatment plant to efficiently and effectively deal with your unique termite infestation—and help you prevent re-infestation.