Termites are insects that feed on wood (and wood products) and cause billions of dollars worth of damages each year to homes across the United States. If you discover winged termites in your home this is a sure sign your are suffering from a termite infestation.
Attempting to perform termite control on your own is in most cases a sure recipe for failure and will not remove these pests. Ridding a home of termites effectively requires specialist skills that include knowledge of how buildings are constructed, to identify critical areas where the insects attack, and requires specialized equipment (such as large drills and large capacity spray tanks) to ensure that they are eradicated completely. A typical treatment can require hundreds of gallons of a special pesticide (termicide) that needs to be used in specific areas, including being injected into the ground beneath concrete slabs and within foundation walls. In short, when faced with a termite problem it’s best to call the experts.