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Termite Control Professionals and Companies
By Frank Reece

For most people, their home is their largest purchase and investment. The last thing you want is to have it eaten and destroyed by termites. It is critical to consider hiring a qualified termite exterminator for prevention or infestation to protect your investment in your house.

When it comes to having a service professional for your home, the selection for a professional termite exterminator can be the most important choice you make. Initially, when you find out you have termites; you may be tempted to hire the first company you contact. However, don't let your sense of urgency replace common sense.

Even if you take a few weeks to make a decision, it won't matter in terms of the damage being done by the termites. Termites can't destroy your whole house in the span of a few weeks. The most important thing about knowing you have termites, is ensuring you make the best decision about hiring a professional to get rid of them. It is best to make sure your termite control professional is certified. You should also trust them enough to not only get rid of them, but help you to prevent a future infestation.

Once you find a termite control expert you trust you should schedule an appointment with them. Even if you do not have a known termite infestation, which can be extremely difficult to discover on your own, it is still best to contact a professional to come take a look. It will protect your home and give you peace of mind.

The termite experts you contact and schedule an appointment should be able to recognize obvious and not so obvious signs of infestation. They should be able to know where to look to find termite eggs, and which type



of you have; drywood or subterranean. They should have complete termite knowledge and be able to discuss it with you expertly. They should be up to date on all forms of advanced termite treatment and prevention. Their equipment should also be up to date with the latest technologies of termite treatment and prevention.

When the termite professional arrives, the first task they should perform is a complete examination of your home. They should try and discover how the are getting in. They will look for things which are drawing the to your home. For example, they should check to see if you have excessive moisture in your foundation, or on your roof. They should also check to see if there is an infestation anywhere else on your property in a stump or tree for example. They should also check to see if you have high humidity in your attic or basement. Termites thrive in humid, moist, environments. The termite expert should report these and any other discoveries they make to you.

If you are unfortunate enough to have an infestation, the termite specialist should then be able to speak knowledgeably about the best solution for your particular termite problem. They should have a plethora of solutions and suggestions for you to allow them to implement to get rid of your termites.

If you had an infestation of termites, once they treat your home and get rid of them they should suggest prevention methods with you to keep you from having to have a re-infestation. Even if you did not have an infestation, while the termite professional is there, you should discuss with them a yearly check up and some suggested prevention advice.


Frank Reece has been in the industry for 25 years. You can find his articles on www.linkmyarticles.com.

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