Finding termites in your property can be quite shocking. Although they are small, termites are responsible for millions of dollars worth of damage each year. They consume parts of your house that are fundamental in its structure. Fortunately, there are many varieties of termite treatment available. Different approaches to termite treatment are suitable for different homes, and varying degrees of infestation. If you have already spoken to a termite specialist, then you are on the right track. Before the treatment itself commences, however, there are a few things you should do in preparation.
Speak with your termite control specialist to develop a plan
Coordination is key when it comes to termite treatment. You and your pest control specialist should be on the same page through the process. To ensure that this is the case, you should consult your specialist and develop a plan. Usually, your pest control consultants will have already identified the issue and established a course of action to address. They will then fill you in and explain the various stages of the process to you. This is important, as it allows you to gain a clear picture of what is going to be done.
The termite treatment process: what you need to do
Once you are clear on the finer point of the termite treatment process, you will be able to prepare yourself. Your termite treatment specialists will do all the work, however there are a few things you can do to ensure an optimum outcome.
Provide access to your home
The most important thing during the termite treatment process is accessibility. Your pest control team must be able to access your home, to effectively administer the termite treatment. This means that you cannot simply leave for work and leave them to their own devices. Ideally, you should be present to let them in and address any of their queries. If this is not possible, however, you may be able to discuss an alternative. This might involve leaving your keys in an agreed spot so that they can access your home. It is important that you communicate this clearly to avoid any confusion.
Ensure that external areas of your property are also accessible
In addition to providing access to your home, it is important that you make your house’s exterior accessible as well. If you have a crawl space beneath your home, then it is likely that your pest control team will need to access it. Termites typically inhabit very confined and inaccessible spaces.
This means that it is already difficult for pest control specialists to reach them. Fortunately, they do have a wide range of tools that allow them to do so, although they will still need access to various parts of your property. When you discuss the termite treatment with them, you should clarify these points to ensure that everything goes smoothly on the day.
Clear away debris
If you have excess debris or garden waste around certain areas of your property, it is usually a good idea to clear it before the treatment is applied. This is particular important if the debris is located in areas that your pest control consultants may need to access, such as beneath your home. Piles of debris form ideal habitats for termites and other harmful creatures such as snakes or spiders.
As a result, you should exercise extreme caution when moving such debris. If you see evidence of termites in these areas, you ought to consult your specialist before moving them. If termites have inhabited the debris, then you may have to leave it to be treated before shifting it, to avoid spreading the pests.
For all your termite treatment needs, contact the experts at Evict-A-Bug today on 0432 674 568.