Termites are one of the most destructive insects in the world. Termites cause billions of dollars of property damage every year in the United States alone. If you want to avoid spending a ton of money repairing damage to your home down the line, it’s crucial to identify termite infestations early and call in a pest control professional as soon as possible.
Pest Authority offers expert termite control services with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Our technicians will perform an initial inspection and assessment to determine the level of your infestation. Then, we’ll design a termite control and prevention plan to tackle your infestation and prevent new ones from occurring. Pest Authority offers both curative and preventive termite treatments using liquid termiticide and bait station solutions. Once you’ve dealt with one termite infestation, you’ll never want to deal with another one.
Signs of a Termite Infestation:
- Flying swarmers. These are the members of the termite colony that reproduce and find places for their colonies to settle. Swarmers are winged insects that you’ll find emerging from soil and wood, and you may see their cast-off wings on the floor and around doors and windows.
- Damaged wood. Wood blistering and holes in wood can be signs of a termite infestation, but often times, the damage is hidden below the wood’s surface. Termite-infested wood will sound hollow when tapped and will be soft and easy to pierce.
- Shelter tubes. Also called mud tubes, these are pathways that termites build out of dirt, wood particles, and their own saliva that allow them to move around without being exposed to open air, which will dehydrate and kill them. Shelter tubes are most commonly found in foundation walls, crawl spaces, attics, and floor joists.
How to Prevent Termite Infestations:
- Have a pest control expert inspect your property at least once a year.
- Reduce any excess moisture in your home that may be attracting termites. Check for leaky plumbing and air conditioners, clogged or broken gutters, and pooling in your crawl space or basement.
- Dispose of any cellulose material lying around your home. This includes any wood or paper-based material like cardboard and sawdust.
- Seal all cracks and crevices around your home. Termites can fit through cracks about 1/32 of inch wide.
- Remove any dead trees, firewood, and other dead wood from your property. If you need to have firewood handy, keep it as far away from your home as possible.
- Don’t use wood shingles or siding on your home.
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