Can You Permanently Get Rid of Termites?
There is no mild way to say this – there is no permanent cure for the termite situation. But with the right termite control treatment you can get rid of an active termite infestation in your home and later employ some preventive measures to keep them away from your property.
Why Are Termites So Hard to Get Rid Of?
Termite infestation for most people is a never-ending problem. The reason is due to a collection of many factors.
Termites Are Good Hiders
Most homeowners do not suspect any problem until the infestation gets severe. Only then, do they start to note small signs of termites? There are instances when the termite infestation has gone unnoticed for even a decade.
This is because termites are naturally good at hiding. Termites prefer dark and damp places that are hidden from our view.
Once they find a good food source, they rarely come out and start to eat your house from the inside. Also, they leave little evidence and sometimes people mistake them for ants.
They build a safe tunnel for their transport. This tunnel protects them from light and predators. Even when a termite infestation is found, very few people see the termites.
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Their Family Is Huge
Once the termites find a place to build their colony, the sole purpose of the queen termite is to grow the colony. The queen termite lays eggs at a crazy rate of about 30,000 per day!
These eggs are small and white, basically invisible to the naked eye. Also, the eggs only take several weeks to hatch.
The rate at which the termite colony grows is one of the strongest factors that make them indestructible.
No matter how many termites you kill, the colony has hundreds and maybe even millions more. Unless you find the termite colony, which by the way is very hard to find, it will be impossible to stop the termite damage on your property.
If You Kill a Queen, They Make a New Queen
With the queen termite responsible for reproduction, you might think that the answer is clear – get rid of the queen and the colony will get wiped out.
But the problem here is that once the queen termite is dead, the colony can simply make a new queen.
When they are alive, the king and queen termites release chemicals that prevent the other termites from fully developing. Once they are dead, the secretion of these chemicals stops which means that the termites can now grow.
After the queen is dead, one of the other termites simply develops into the queen and starts laying eggs. Nature’s genius becomes our misery, sometimes!
Lastly, We Rely Way Too Much on the Internet
Almost every house owner who finds a termite infestation in his property, first googles for DIY termite control methods.
Now, these DIY methods might help get rid of termites at the particular spot but you will never reach the termite colony.
Also, if you disrupt the termites with these DIY methods, they simply relocate to another hiding place, which will be harder to find.
Most house owners only contact a professional termite control company after many years of this never-ending battle. By then, significant damage would have been inflicted.
Also Read: Can Termites Damage Gold and Other Expensive Items?
HiTech Termite Control
The fight against termites is not an easy one! But we are here to help you through every step of getting rid of these little pests from your property. Contact us here to schedule an inspection of your property.
- May 25, 2023