A common problem for many homeowners is their inability to correctly identify and properly handle insect infestations. All too often, people fail to recognize the telltale signs of a full-blown infestation, addressing only the symptoms of the underlining problem. Termite damage, for example, may not be easily seen, but the hidden damage can be a serious hazard to the integrity of your home. Ants are another troubling annoyance, capable of living in colonies that can measure 500,000 or more—making them extremely difficult to control and remove. If the root source of the problem is not identified by a qualified professional, your DIY pest control “solution” may ultimately wind up being a useless, quick fix waste of time, resulting in a pest infestation that quickly spirals out of control.