Being a homeowner can be scary. There are new responsibilities that come with owning a home, and pest control is a big one. Without proper pest management, your home could be subject to all kinds of pests, including one particularly damaging pest: termites. Identifying Termites Termites often go unnoticed until the severity of their damage becomes apparent. Though they differ largely from flying ants, many people mistake the two, which means they go untreated. But identifying termites does not have to be hard. Termites can be identified for their long, straight abdomen. Ants are segmented at the waist, giving them a different shape altogether. Another thing to look for is wings that have been shed. Termites shed their wings, while flying ants do not. If you are seeing wings around your home, it could mean that you are dealing with termites. The Do’s and Don’ts of Termite Control Do’s: Inspect Your Home Whether you are aware of it or not, your home likely has some sort of pest hanging around. If you are not already getting quarterly pest inspections, it’s important to make sure you are keeping a close eye on your home. Termites could be hiding in a number of places, but checking any spots with exposed wood can help you determine if you are dealing with any. Read our article 5 Signs You May Have a Termite Infestation to see if there are some signs of you possibly having a termite infestation. Keep Track of Any At-Home Methods If you attempt DIY pest control and the problem persists, make sure you provide the professionals with the chemicals you used so they can better determine how resilient the termites are. Hire a Professional Exterminator Hiring the pros at Greenix can save you so much time and money. DIY pest control methods can get pricey quickly, so skip the at-home methods that don’t yield the results, and call Greenix. Our professional exterminators will perform an inspection and created a tailored plan of action to get you your home back. Don’ts: Don’t Rely on DIY Methods The likelihood of your DIY methods being able to treat a termite problem is low. Plus, you may not be able to assess the damage the way that a professional pest control company can. Learn more about the flaws with DIY pest control at our article 5 Reasons Why At-Home Pest Control Is a Bad Idea. Don’t Wait for Termites to Become a Problem If you notice something or have a fear that you could be dealing with termites, don’t wait until it becomes a bigger issue. Take action as soon as possible by calling Greenix. Greenix is here for your termite and other pest control needs so that you can take your home back. Nothing is quite as unsettling as pesky, unwanted visitors showing up and making a mess of your beautiful home. Take your power back and give your home the attention it deserves with your local Greenix to rid your home of pests in the most efficient way possible.