Termites can cause a lot of problems. They can weaken the wood in your house. If they are left untreated for too long, they can cause enough damage to your house that it will have to be torn down. If you think that you have termites, you need to call an exterminator as soon as possible to come out and check your house. They will see if you do have termites and tell you what your options are if you do have termites. The exterminator can also tell you what your options are if you don't have any and want to keep it that way. What are some of the options you have if you need to treat your house for termites?
If you have a severe infestation, then the exterminator may suggest that you tent your house. The way that this works is that the exterminator will literally place a heavy tent over your house. The goal is to completely seal off your house and allow the chemicals to fully encompass your house. It is a multi-day process since there will be days that the exterminator will have to put the tent up and then take it down. In between those days, there will be a couple of days that the chemicals are in your house. You and your pets will have to make sure that you are out of the house during that time, and the exterminator will have a list of things that you should do before the process for the best results and after the process so that you will be safe.
If you only have a minor infestation or are trying to avoid termites coming into your house, the exterminator might suggest using bait stations. The bait stations will attract the termites. They will eat the bait and take some of it back to their nests. When they share it around their nest, whether it's in your house or outside your house, it will kill the termites in the nest. That can eliminate the termites in your house and help protect your house from termites seeing it as an easy meal.
If you are worried about termites, make sure that you get the help you need. Call an exterminator and let them help you. The exterminator can tell you what your options are and give you tips for termite control in the long run.