Do you remember the first time you hosted a family dinner at your house? I still have yet to do this, but the very thought of it still terrifies me.
You’re already stressed about so much; whether the food will be done in time, making it just late enough so that it will still be hot when served, making sure you vacuum, dust everything, clean your room, light the candles, finally clean behind the fridge, sweep the patio, powerwash the patio, maybe just throw out the patio altogether…okay, maybe not all of those things are necessary. But nevertheless, our houses and how we treat them is somewhat a reflection of who we are, whether we like it or not.
So imagine you’ve done all this, everything is perfect, but then you hear a very subtle “rustling” in the wall. It almost sounds like someone is sizzling bacon in quarter-sized pan, or one fingernail scratching sandpaper over and over. One Google search later and your worst fears have been confirmed: termites.
I don’t know about you but I’ve always assumed that termite extermination is like a week-long process and that you have to find seven days of housing pronto or else the bugs will eat you alive. Thankfully termites aren’t on a human flesh diet, and it apparently doesn’t usually take more than 24 hours, depending on how big your house is. And if you live and work with Garden Grove rent prices, chances are you don’t have to worry about the “house way too big” tax, which is a plus.
As terrifying as termites are, I was concerned about the chemicals they were using. Not for the termites of course (my empathy for the creatures had worn thin), but for my long-term health. Would I technically be breathing in the extermination chemicals for a few days? Is that bad? Is there any research that suggests long-term health risks to breathing in the termite death juice?? What do I do???
Well, one of the benefits of living in such a populated state is the wealth of extermination options you have. And it might surprise you (it certainly surprised me), but natural termite extermination actually exists.
How might this method actually look in practice? That is a fantastic question, to which I have absolutely no informed answer. But from what I can tell, it looks like a healthier, more environmentally friendly way to de-termite your home. I was surprised this wasn’t an option decades ago, as people with asthma, children, pregnancies, and pets had to live in houses post-extermination for years. But this more natural method will give you peace of lungs as well as peace of mind.
To be fair, I honestly couldn’t tell you if old-fashioned extermination methods were bad for you. Yes, they used chemicals, but water is a chemical, so I couldn’t tell you either way how it affected the residents after the event. But wouldn’t it be nice to know that with all the chemicals in the outside air, your inside air would be just a bit more breathable with a natural method? If so, find yourself an exterminator in Garden Grove that can help you out — you won’t regret it.
Here’s one we like:
Natural Science Exterminating
11642 Knott Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92841