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When it comes to termite damage prevention, there are really only two ways to address this problem: You can roll your sleeves up and do it yourself, or you can hire a professional to roll their sleeves up and do it for you. So, which sounds better to you? Let's take a look at the pros and cons.


DIY or Hire-A-Guy

If you do it yourself, you'll save money, right? That is the primary reason why you would choose to do all that hard work yourself. Who has a bunch of money to spend on termite control? Unfortunately, there are pitfalls to doing it yourself.

The Cons Of DIY

You might think that termite control is easy. You just pour some liquid termiticide or install some bait stations and you're done. Right? Here are a few things to consider.

  • There are many termiticides available to consumers and not all of them actually work well. Toxic products that termites can detect, and which kill termites on contact, are not nearly as effective as products that are undetectable to termites and are shared from termite to termite.

  • There are many termite baits available. These baits vary in effectiveness and most are not backed by the development and research put into professional-grade termite baits.

  • The products that work to control termites must be installed correctly to exterminate termites. If you apply products incorrectly, they can become inert or fail to keep termites from finding a pathway into your home.

  • When your termite control fails, you're not likely to know it for years. Termites (subterranean termites in particular) are sneaky insects. You can have millions of them feeding on your property and not know it.

The Cons Of Hiring A Guy

The temptation to save money can extend to your decision to hire someone to do the work for you. Here are a few things you should consider if you decide to hire a guy.

  • It might seem smart to have a friend come over and do the work for you, but unless your friend is an experienced and certified termite installer, you're likely to get what you pay for. Cheap termite control can end up costing you thousands of dollars in the long run.

  • There are pitfalls when you shop around and go with the lowest bidder. Just because someone has a truck with a logo on it, doesn't mean they're going to give you effective termite control services. You need to consider the reputation of a company and learn about what products they use.

  • Professionalism matters. You need to know that technicians will show up on time and that they will be knowledgeable. You need to know that if you ever have to call and ask questions, someone is going to answer. And, if problems should arise, you need to know that your service is backed by warranty.

  • We don't recommend cutting corners when it comes to investing in termite control, especially in Houston. In our region, it isn't a matter of if you'll have problems with termites, but more a matter of when.

The Pros

When you select someone to do the hard work of termite control for you, we hope you decide to go with the pros. At All-Safe Pest & Termite, we specialize in termite control. It isn't a side thing for us. Here are a few things you can expect:

  • We use the most advanced and trusted termite control products available.

  • If you desire a bait solution, our certified installers deploy the award-winning Sentricon® System with Always Active™. This bait has more development and research put into it than any other termite bait on the market. Not only do we install Sentricon®, we are the largest Sentricon® operator in the Western United States. 

  • If you desire a termiticide solution, we use Termidor SC. Termidor is the #1 brand for termite control in the United States, and Termidor SC is an incredible product. It is invisible to termites, and when termite workers pass through it, they pick it up and share it with the other termites in their colony. This leads to colony elimination.

  • When you invest in termite control with All-Safe Pest & Termite, it comes with a one-year renewable warranty. We can make sure your property continues to stay protected for as long as you own it.

What Is The Next Step?

If you live in Houston, reach out to All-Safe Pest & Termite today and schedule a termite control evaluation. We'll send a licensed termite control professional to your home who can guide you in selecting the right termite control solution for your specific needs and budget. Termite control is our specialty. Find out what Houston property owners are saying about us on Google and check out our awards. You get what you pay for. When it comes to termite protection, it is best to avoid cutting corners.

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