Insect spray won't keep termites away

Why professional extermination is the only way to go

Dear Barry,

My husband and I disagree over how to treat the termites in our home. For the past 27 years, he has sprayed poison wherever we’ve seen frass particles. I’ve heard that termites must be professionally exterminated, but he says that termites are a permanent problem in our area and that they will always return after extermination. What is your advice? –Ninel

Dear Ninel,

Here are some vital termite facts to help settle your domestic debate: