How to Get Rid of Termites Without Tenting

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Termites are a type of pest that can cause significant damage to wooden areas of your home. A termite infestation can be discovered when you find a termite indoors or when you find a damaged wooden area around the house, such as a baseboard. Even a small infestation should not be handled by the homeowner. Professional intervention is necessary to get rid of the termites. However, if you choose the right professional and have a small enough infestation, tenting for fumigation may not be required.

  • Consult with several termite control companies. If they all tell you that tenting is needed, then your infestation might be too substantial to get rid of the termites without tenting.

  • Ask for estimates from termite control companies that intend to get rid of the termites without tenting.

  • Check to be sure the companies you're considering are licensed by your state and the Department of Agriculture.

  • Find out what methods the termite control companies you're considering use other than tenting. A common method, for example, is injecting a termiticide into the ground by your foundation and within the walls of your home.

  • Get a guarantee. Since the company will not be tenting your home, get a written guarantee that the treatment will get rid of the termites. Be sure the guarantee is valid for at least six months in case the termites should return.

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