Termite Control must be handled with the same demanding sense of urgency as the expert bedbugs control that BedBug911 has become known for. Termites are a very damaging pest infestation that require immediate extermination. These pests will very quickly cause irreversible damage to the very structure of your home if left to their own devices, but the pest control professionals at
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HOW TERMITES SPREAD
Termites live in colonies, very similar to the structure of an ant colony. Each termite serves a specific function in its respective colony. As the termite queen reproduces, the colony will release a swarm of winged females to search for a new home - yours. This typically happens in the late spring, until autumn. The good news is, a termite colony will not reproduce until the safety and security of their new nesting area has been confirmed. If you see signs of termites in your home, call a professional termite control service right away.
Our 3-Step Pest Control Solution
The initial preparation for termite extermination is always to do a proper inspection of the property to identify the source of the infestation. After inspection, we will begin implementing our techniques for termite control.
If termites are found on the property, our pest control experts will immediately begin
a termite extermination treatment on the property. If not, an exterminator will take measures to prevent a termite infestation from happening.
After treatment, we will perform another inspection and determine which follow-up services are right for you, to best help protect you from a repeat infestation.
As much as we hate them, termites do serve a purpose. Because they feed on wood and cellulose, termites are nature’s experts in breaking down dead trees and vegetation. While this is wonderful for the environment, it is terrible for our homes! Once termites set their appetites on your living space, it’s time to act!
TYPES OF TERMITES
In the US, there are 3 types of termites that could be feasting on your home. Knowing a little bit about the 3 types of termites in the US can help you figure out how to handle your termite control until a professional arrives at your home.
These types of termites need to live in close contact with the soil to maintain moisture levels necessary for their survival. This means that they develop colonies by living mostly underground, where they are nearest to a constant supply of moisture. Subterranean termites are incredibly common in the US.
Drywood termites build their colonies above ground, and do not require contact with moisture in order to live.
This type typically lives in damp and decaying wood. They require regular contact with water as well as a high humidity level to survive. Dampwood termites are the largest in size of the three types.
Dampwood termites do require moisture to live, but typically make their colonies above ground. They depend on a high humidity level for survival, often building colonies in damp and decaying wood. Of the 3 types of termites in the US, dampwood termites are the largest in size.
SIGNS OF TERMITES
1. Damaged Wood
Wood damaged by termites will typically be hollowed, honeycomb texture on the interior, with a smooth appearance on the exterior.
To check for damaged wood, tap it lightly with a blunt object and keep your ears open for a hollow sound.
2. Termite Droppings
Termite droppings are left behind mounds or trails, and most often resemble coffee grounds or sawdust. If you find a mound of Frass, or termite droppings, it is most likely being used to protect the entrance to their colony from invasion, and is a great identifier of the infestation source.
The winged female termites, called swarmers, that search for a place to start a new colony are the easiest of all termites to spot. They are attracted to light, and can usually be seen swarming around mulch, firewood, and windows. Swarmers leave behind discarded wings, usually found along windowsills or in spider’s webs. Seeing a swarm does not confirm the existence of a termite infestation, but it does confirm the need for inspection ASAP!
4. Tubes in Soil
Worker termites use tubes in soil to travel to and from their colony and feeding grounds. You can identify the entrance of a tube behind sunken in or rippling walls, and search the tubes for the presence of termites.