Discovering that you have pests, such as termites, can be a disturbing experience, especially if you have small children. If you have a timber house and think you may have a termite problem, it is important to get it looked at by a professional as soon as possible otherwise they can do serious damage, even in a short period of time. If you try to treat the issue yourself, you may do it incorrectly or not get to all of the affected areas, meaning that the termite community can still grow.
You can buy cheap pest control products at the store but they do not come with a guarantee that they will actually work and only offer instructions that suit the average house. Your exact structure and existing termite prevention installations are not taken into account and will not keep you from getting a future infestation. Termites have an ability to hide in some of the most unexpected places and can get into the house through the smallest of gaps. Without having years of experience and knowing exactly what to look for, you could allow the infestation to continue to cause damage with only the smallest dent in their population.
There are many different treatments and testing types. The company will have an extensive kit of technology that can find likely hiding places, such as infrared cameras, small cameras that can be inserted into small hold in the wall and microwave termite tracking systems. If there are termites within the wood, techniques like boron may need to be applied. Preventative systems that require termiticide may also come in handy.
If you are looking at buying a house, it is very important to get a cheap pest control company to come out and check the house for any infestations. They can not only check for termites in the building but also tell you if the ground has been treated with termiticide or if it needs to be done again. You can then take this information into account if you want to make an offer on the house and it could save you thousands of dollars.