The Aftermath of a Termite Attack
The last thing I ever thought I would see is termites in NYC. Given how many bed bug outbreaks there have been in the past couple of years, I thought my home would have been more likely to get those. I should be glad that I got termites instead of bed bugs, but the only consolation I got from a situation like this is that they’re not feeding on my blood and spreading disease. Termites are still a nuisance that will grow out of control if they are left unchecked. I tried to get rid of them on my own, but my efforts had no effect.
I purchased some insecticides from the store in an attempt to get rid of the termites, but they continued to thrive as if nothing happened. The insecticides became stronger, but apparently so did the termites. I became so desperate that I began sucking up the termites with a vacuum cleaner. I realized that my battle against them was pointless, as they were clearly the victors. I put in a call to a special set of troops to help me win the war against the termites: the exterminators. The exterminators were able to come on the same day I made the call.
After examining how much damage had been done by the termites, the exterminators sprayed my home with an insecticide that was much stronger than what I had been using. I left home for a day while the insecticide did its work. The exterminators also put down insecticides around the perimeter to prevent any future termites from coming back. As for the damage that had been done by the termites, I had to call a carpenter to fix that. The termites had been centralized in one part of the home, so the damage wasn’t randomly spread.