How to Get Rid of Termites Under the House Shingles Before They Destroy Your Home  

 How to Get Rid of Termites Under the House Shingles Before They Destroy Your Home


For anyone unfortunate enough to experience an invasion of termites, the problem is a massive headache. The threat is real as termites thrive on wood and so the very  structure of your house is at risk if you should find it under attack from termites.

Quite often the area underneath the house, known as shingles is moist and so this is a perfect area for terminates to thrive and develop a nest. Although an unpleasant problem, termite infestation needs to be dealt with as soon as possible. Read on to discover ways in which you can combat the problem and save your house from peril.

Obviously the best way to get rid of termites is to prevent them from causing any damage in the first place. If you live in the United States, ground or subterranean termites are the most common type and these are able to build “mud tubes” from wood found in the soil that enables them to reach other sources of wood on the surface. This is where your house shingles are directly under threat and this is the area that you need to focus on preventing them. Evidence of “mud tubes” above the surface is the first sign that you have a problem and you should then take one of the options available below.

Perhaps the easiest method of dealing with termites is to get a professional exterminator to treat the infected areas for you. Although this will obviously cost you, they are sure to get the job done and remove the termites for good. Typically they will use purpose built wood to attract the termites. These wood traps will contain chemicals that are ingested by the termites that then carry them into the nest, thus killing all of them. This process is known as “baiting”.



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