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 Monday, March 19th, 2018

As spring approaches, homeowners across the country focus their efforts on prepping their homes for the new season. And while the old rule of thumb was “don’t fix it until it’s broke,” today’s seasoned homeowners have adopted a new school of thought – “prevent it before it happens.” For maximum peace of mind this season, challenge yourself to think outside the box when it comes to the preventative tasks you can conquer before spring gets fully underway.

For starters, don’t overlook termites. Each year, Americans spend $5 billion repairing the damage caused by these hungry little pests. What’s more, termite damage is not typically covered by homeowners’ insurance, leaving consumers to foot the entire bill for costly damages that could be caught early or avoided entirely by regular inspections and preventative treatments by pest control professionals.

Savvy homeowners, sellers, and buyers keep this costly pest on their radar and take proactive steps to defend their homes. Here are four main points to keep in mind when it comes to these dealing with these evil wood-feasters:

  1. It is critical to get a professional termite inspection before selling/purchasing a home, and as an annual task. Thriving termite infestations can be found in the furthest reaches of the home—behind shower walls, in attics, in old tree stumps in the yard. After settlement, new homeowners can be stuck with mounting bills from termite damage repairs and treatments – not exactly the world’s best housewarming gift!

  2. If you do find out that you have termites, learning about professional treatment options will save you time and money in the long run. There are many products out there and effectiveness varies among them. Experts recommend treating a home with one of the newest types of treatment available—an undetectable liquid. With this treatment, termites unknowingly crawl through treated soil and pass the liquid’s active ingredient throughout the entire colony, wiping out the whole problem in as little as three months. Termidor is the leader in this new generation of termite treatments and has been used to defend over 2.6 million homes since its launch in 2000.

  3. While you can’t predict environmental occurrences such as fires and floods, you can prevent termites from destroying your home with a preventative Termidor treatment. Since termite damage often happens without a homeowner knowing it, only a preventative termite treatment can give homeowners peace of mind that their homes won’t be invaded by these pests. Termidor gets rid of termites fast, and nothing else can better protect a home from ever having a termite problem in the first place. Simply put, the cost of a preventative termite treatment far outweighs the substantive costs that rack up once termites are discovered by a homeowner. A preventative Termidor treatment defends against costly termite damage, protects the value of a home, and ensures a home will remain termite free for years to come.

  4. Above all, leave pest control to the professionals. While products available at home and garden centers can be helpful, if a problem persists, it usually requires a trained pest management professional to deal with it effectively. Professionals who have been trained and certified to use these undetectable liquid termite products can be found at www.TermidorHome.com.
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