how do you get rid of termites

Termite Control Solutions

 How do you get rid of termites? The solution can be as simple as calling your local exterminator, City Wide Exterminating, and scheduling an initial visit, but can also include many invasive procedures if your termite damage is hard to reach or extensive. Here is a breakdown of the process, and the answer to the question, “How do you get rid of termites?”

First Things First

The first step in “How do you get rid of termites?” is to schedule an inspection. A great exterminator will have an idea from an inspection what your situation is. They’ll know about how severe the problem is, and they’ll have a basic understanding of what your mode of treatment should be and about how invasive that treatment will be. It’s impossible to know exactly what termites have done before treatment begins, but a great exterminator will be able to give you a basic estimate and a good idea of what you’re in for.

Treatment Begins

Once you’ve had an inspection, treatment is the next step. Getting rid of termites can be as simple as treating an exposed beam in your living room or as extensive as knocking out several walls to reach the framing inside and treat the inside of your walls for termites. A great exterminator will be able to make the process as un-invasive as possible, and they’ll be up-front with you about everything every step of the way.


 For extensive termite damage, repairs will be necessary. Termites can render framing and beams destroyed and unsafe, which can mean that entire sections of your wall framing, floor system, or exposed beams must be replaced completely. This is a worst case scenario, and a good exterminator will know up-front what you may be in for and will be honest about it every step of the way so you have as little surprises as possible.

As you can see, the answer to the question, “How do you get rid of termites?” can be difficult to answer, as treatment sometimes can’t quite be determined until an exterminator can get behind walls and into floor systems to begin treatment and repairs. However, if you choose a good exterminator the process will be smooth and you’l be in for far fewer surprises.