The Importance Of Quality Termite Control For Your Phoenix Property

subterranean termites on wood

You would never take a bite out of a board of wood. Humans are simply not designed to feed on plants that are this fibrous. Other creatures, however, are. Termites, for example, love consuming wood and find all the nutrients they could ever need inside local homes. If you are not careful, these pests will chew tunnels into your home and cause extensive damage. Read on to learn why quality termite pest control in Phoenix is vital, and how to stop these pests from damaging your property. Call Overson Pest Control if you suspect these destructive insects are already causing trouble inside your home. We will share with you our pest control services in Phoenix and help you find one that best serves your needs.

Why A Termite Infestation Can Go Unnoticed For A Long Time

Termites are the most challenging pests to deal with in Phoenix. This is for more than one reason. The biggest challenge, however, is that these destructive insects are difficult to identify. Subterranean termites, the most common type of termite in our area, live underground and only come above ground to invade wood. Once inside a home, these pests chew through baseboards, framework, and other structures that are out of sight. Unless you have the proper equipment or wait until damage becomes noticeable, you will not spot these pests. This is why it is so important to have your home inspected at least once a year. Schedule an appointment for this with our team.

Why Termites Infest And Destroy Wooden Structures

Different kinds of termites invade Phoenix homes for the same reason, to find food. If you didn’t know, these pests feed on cellulose, the main component in things like leaves and wood. In nature, termites consume dead trees, stumps, leaf piles, and other similar items. Around homes, these pests feed on wet cardboard, newspaper, and lumber. If your home has sections of structural wood that are water damaged, rotting, or in decay, subterranean termites will want to come indoors to take a bite. Given enough time, these pests will cause extensive damage that can cost hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars to repair. This is what we help people avoid with our termite control options. Before we talk about professional options, let’s discuss why DIY often doesn’t work as intended.

Do-It-Yourself Termite Control Is Less Than Effective

There are many ways that people try to deal with termites on their own. Most methods are extremely ineffective for a variety of reasons. Before we talk about these reasons, here are a few common methods that we recommend you avoid.

  • Essential oils
  • Sprays
  • DIY heat treatments
  • Professional-grade treatments

The rule of thumb is that if you don’t know what you are doing with pests, you should avoid trying to handle a problem on your own. Most treatments are harmful when used improperly. On the other side of things, termites can damage your property if you do not utilize control methods properly. If this is a risk you are willing to take, we wish you the best of luck. If you want guaranteed results, hire a professional for effective termite control services in Phoenix.

The Benefits Of Year-Round Professional Termite Control

If you are looking for termite control near you, look no further than Overson Pest Control. We understand these pests and know how problematic they are for locals. To help you avoid the serious damage termites cause, invite us over for a thorough inspection and treatment.

Contact Overson Pest Control for a quote for service or to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Phoenix. We will help you find a plan that best serves your Phoenix property.