Termite treatment is worth it for:
Note: Termites only come back after treatment if their original entrance points to the home haven't been thoroughly sealed or protected against new colony growth.
Signs of termites in your home include:
Termite treatments work in different ways depending on the method:
A professional termite treatment lasts 5 to 7 years. Termite bait stations only last 1 year. If all the original causes of termites have been resolved and the home is well sealed and insulated, then termites shouldn't return.
Most termite treatments take 30 to 45 minutes for one room or area on the property. Bigger infestations take 1 to 3 days to treat, depending on the termite colony's size. The termites typically die within 5 days after the treatment.
Homeowners and rental insurance typically don't cover termite treatments. These companies consider property maintenance to prevent termites as the owner's responsibility.
Most termite treatments aren't safe for pets, especially fumigation, bait stations, chemical sprays, and liquid insecticides. Ask your exterminator how long pets must stay out of areas treated for termites to keep them safe.
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