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The bug that can cost you thousands
Did you know termites cause over $30 billion dollars, that's billion with a "b", worth of damage in the US to homes and structures? These easily preventable pests, can wreak havoc on your precious investment if they're left unchecked. Protect your wallet, by protecting your home. Get your home checked annually at least!
How to treat
Root Home Services treat termites through a variety of methods of biological, chemical and physical IPM methods. This can include, chemical treatments, baiting and physical barriers.
Start off with a free inspection and we'll make sure we implement the best protocols for prevention and remedy of any and all termites!
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FAQs about termites
What are termites?
Termites are small, clear, white-ish insects that love to seek out and feed on materials that contain cellulose.
Why are termites considered a pest?
Termites are considered a pest because they can cause significant damage to structures and homes.
What damage can termites cause to my home or property?
Untreated termites cause over $30 billion dollars of damage to homes and properties across the US. They can damage the structural integrity of your home, leading to potential collapses of walls and homes.
How do I know if I have a termite infestation?
Some usual signs of termite damage are wood that sounds hollow when tapped, mud tubes or tunnels near the foundation of your home or discarded wings near windows and doors. If you have any questions, please get a professional opinion!
Can I treat a termite infestation on my own, or do I need to hire a professional like Root Home Services?
While definitely possible, we certainly recommend professional help for 100% remediation of termites as you'll need special equipment and practices to eliminate the colony. If it gets out of hand, please call in a professional to help save your home.
What are some common termite treatment methods?
Through a variety of methods of biological, chemical and physical IPM methods. This can include, chemical treatments, baiting and physical barriers.
How long does termite treatment take?
This totally depends on the type of termites you might have along with the composition of your home. However, the length of our treatment widely varies on the termite infestation you have.
How often should I have my home inspected for termites?
We HIGHLY recommend annual inspections for termites. Texas is a known hotspot for termites.
How much does termite treatment cost?
This can vary based on the termite you're seeing and the level of infestation but can be a couple hundred dollars to thousands if left untreated.
How do termites get into my home?
They can enter through any crack or crevice in your home. They also can enter through your foundation or walls, or through wood that is in contact with the soil.
What is the difference between subterranean and drywood termites?
They can be easily mistaken but a common way to figure out which is which is by identifying where they are currently living. Subterranean termites live in the soil and build mud tubes to enter homes; drywood termites don't require contact with soil and can infest any wood that is dry.
What can I do to prevent termite infestations in the future?
We highly recommend getting a yearly inspection to make sure you're not susceptible to them. Keep any cellulose materials away from the foundation of your home, eliminate any moisture sources.
Are there any natural remedies to get rid of termites?
There are some known deterrents for termites such has orange oil or vinegar, however, they are not anywhere near as effective or preventative as professional methods.
Can I still live in my home while it's being treated for termites?
Absolutely! No need to build a new home or get a hotel! We'll get your home termite free and protected for decades to come.