Now that you know that there are subterranean termites in your home, your next step is to find a pest control expert who can help you with your pest problem. Keep in mind that these termites live in colonies which can contain thousands of individuals and you may not just have one colony by many colonies that scattered in different places around the house.
Finding a good pest control company
As subterranean termites can forage in different locations, a pest control company will not warranty spot treatments since it is likely that these pests will just search for other spots to create a new colony. Some reputable companies, however, can provide you with a “perimeter” treatment wherein they will place non-repellent liquid termiticides such as Termidor and thoroughly apply it around the entire outside wall foundation of your home, and spot-treatment possible high-risk infested areas in the house.
If you are considering such treatment, make sure to ask if the service includes a service agreement in case the termites come back. Make sure that the agreement also states that you do not have to pay any additional cost in case the pests come back.
Once a successful treatment is made, you are guaranteed to have a termite free home for at least five years as all liquid termiticides can control termites for that long. However, the effectivity of the treatment will also be determined by the thoroughness of the application, the density of termites in their location, and other environmental concerns.
In the case that you find swarmers inside your home a year after the application, this does not mean that the treatment did not work, but because termites found an untreated gap in the treatment which allowed them to survive. If this is the case, contact your pest control professionals again so that they can do another treatment and eliminate the remaining colonies. The cost of pest control services Riverview differ from one company to another so look for quality service within your budget.