Finding swarmers or damage and termite workers in your home likely means that you have a termite problem. What should you do if you think your home is infested? Remember these important points:

  • Have your house inspected by a pest control professional
  • Don't panic.
  • Don't rush your decision on how to deal with the problem.

    Termites take several years to cause significant damage, so spending a few days to determine the best course of action will not make a difference.

  • If you have a termite contract, contact the company immediately. If you do not have a termite contract, then contact 2-3 companies and have them inspect your home carefully. There are several important questions to ask:
    1. How extensive is the problem?
    2. Is there damage that should be repaired before perfoming other control measures?
    3. What should be done to correct the termite infestation?
    4. How much will this work cost?
    5. What kind of guarantee do you give?

    Here are some suggestions on how to deal with a termite problem in your home:

    1. Chemical control - liquid termiticides
    2. Chemical control - termite baits
    3. Non-Chemical Control Measures
    4. Termite Prevention Methods
    5. Tips on Selecting Pest Control Services