Here’s What To Do If You Suspect Termites

At Albert’s Termite & Pest Control, we’ve been helping homeowners and business owners in the Peoria area deal with pests for more than 40 years. We handle all kinds of pests, including rodents, roaches and many others – and termites. So if you know or fear you have an infestation and are wondering how to get rid of termites, you’ve come to the right place.

A termite-riddled piece of wood is seen. If you want to know "How to get rid of termites?" call Albert’s Termite & Pest Control.

How Do You Know You’ve Got Termites?

There are a few signs that termites have moved into your house and are quietly eating it. Check for these things:

  • Visible termite swarms
  • Mud tubes running up the outside of your foundation
  • Discarded termite wings, which you may find forming a small pile
  • Visible termite droppings, also known as frass
  • Visible termites or damage seen during remodeling
  • A hollow sound when you rap on what should be solid wood

Are There Ways To Discourage Termites?

You can take steps to help keep termites from being attracted to your home.

  • Termites like moisture, so fix any leaks immediately
  • Never keep scrap wood or firewood near your house
  • Don’t plant trees or shrubs too close to your house

Do I Need A Termite Inspection?

It’s likely that you had an inspection when you purchased your home. If it’s been more than a year or two since your last termite inspection, it’s time to have one. When you live in an older home, it’s a good idea to have an annual inspection.

If I Do Have Termites, How Can I Get Rid Of Them?

This is not a job for do-it-yourselfers – the risk is just too high. Termites can destroy your house, and the best chemicals are not available to the public. To eliminate these pests, we use effective chemicals that are EPA-approved, and our technicians are well-trained and certified in safe chemical usage. The EPA has strict rules for pesticide use, which we follow carefully. We use a 100 percent effective treatment called Termidor, which is approved for homes and non-food businesses.

How Costly Is It To Repair Termite Damage?

This can vary a lot. If you’ve caught the infestation early, you might have nothing more to worry about – simply stay vigilant with frequent inspections. However, if a termite infestation has been ongoing for many years, the number of termites in the nest could be staggering. A large colony left undetected for years can do considerable damage without the people living in the house having any idea it’s going on until, as commonly happens, they discover live termites during a remodeling project. In one of the worst-case scenarios, termites can damage your load-bearing walls or beams. The cost of addressing such severe damage could be as high as $20,250, according to Forbes.

Mud tubes made by termites are seen on a foundation. If you want to know "How to get rid of termites?" call Albert’s Termite & Pest Control in Peoria IL.

We Can Help!

We understand that for most people, their home is their most valuable investment. Termites put this investment at risk. If you want to know how to get rid of termites, turn to the pest control service trusted by the greater Peoria area: Albert’s Termite & Pest Control. Call 309-839-9840.

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