Can Termites Make You Sick?

When people worry about the risk of a termite infestation in their home, most worry about just that—the damage that an invasion of this kind could cause. Termites and our health, on the other hand … probably not as much. Are termites harmful to humans? Can they make you sick? While it isn’t something pleasant to think about, it’s a valid question if you find these unwanted guests nearby.

Termites and Potential Health Issues

Termites have been known to bite and sting—but thankfully these wounds aren’t toxic—and aren’t a concern for Ohioans. You’ll also be happy to know that termites are not known to carry diseases harmful to humans, either. However, if you live outside of the tristate area, there’s a small possibility that termites could make you sick, causing allergic reactions or even asthma attacks if your home is infested. Irritating particles and dust from termite nests can easily be spread through heating or ventilation systems. While some parts of the country struggle with termite saliva and droppings, thankfully we do not here in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. So while termites in the tristate don’t generally make people sick, they will make your house sick … figuratively speaking. That’s why you’ve got to be on the lookout.

Property Damage and Potential Problems

It’s no secret that termites wreak havoc on most anything they come in contact with. Beyond just cosmetic damage, they eat into the very structure of your home—everything from support beams to wall studs. If a termite colony gets to the parts that support your home, it’s possible they can render it unlivable until the damage is repaired. And, while we’re on the topic, DIY solutions won’t rid your home of termites. The vast majority of homeowners don’t have the tools or experience needed to get rid of termites—that’s why enlisting the help of a professional is a must.

Leave the Pest Problems to the Professionals

If you want to stay safe and keep your home healthy, let the pros handle the pests. Your technician will help you ensure that any pest control measures harm only the termites. A professional will use the appropriate amount of treatments when and where necessary—and will advise you of any steps that need to be taken to avoid exposure by children and pets. Treatments like termite bait stations come with lockable caps to minimize tampering. #extraprotected

ScherZinger Knows Termites

To rid your home of termites, put ScherZinger at the top of your list to help. Not only are ScherZinger technicians dependable, but their top priority is protecting your home—plus they can help identify how termites entered in the first place. ScherZinger also takes pride in using the industry-leading Sentricon® System, a powerful solution that’s easy to live with, environmentally responsible and most important, highly effective.

The Sentricon® System understands a termite’s natural behavior—and then uses it against them (insert evil laugh). After a thorough evaluation of your property, Sentricon® Stations that are low-notice and non-disruptive are installed outside at precise intervals around your property, awaiting any termites that are foraging in the area to enter and feast on the highly palatable and durable bait—in fact, they actually prefer it to other wood types. After the stations are installed, they are closely monitored on a scheduled basis as part of your program. All stations are baited with Recruit HD termite bait—a low-toxicity, low-impact ingredient that prevents a termite’s molting and growing process. The key to making this all work? The worker termites unwittingly transport the bait’s active ingredient back to the colony where it infects and then eliminates it. Because our climate is peak for termites in spring and fall, our technicians wait to declare elimination through two foraging seasons, ensuring complete elimination and not just a seasonal trend. ScherZinger provides ongoing quarterly inspections and promises your home will be on the mend.

As the only termite control product to receive the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award, the revolutionary Sentricon® System is the most successful and effective program for eliminating termites. It’s also one of the safest, developed to respect the environment and therefore ideal for schools, medical centers, multifamily homes, hotels and more. With ScherZinger and Sentricon® working together to cover your property, there’s no limit when it comes to size or space—or your peace of mind.

ScherZinger Pest Control, a trusted pest control company in the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas, including Dayton and now Columbus. We’ve been pioneers who have engineered new standards for ways of eliminating and controlling bugs and pests. Contact us by phone at 1-877-943-9466 or through our websiteFacebook, or Twitter.