The Silent Invaders: Termite Control 101
Termites can cause a lot of damage to wood structures on your property. A termite infestation is no laughing matter – in fact, the best scenario is not having to deal with termites at all. These adaptable creatures can eat through any wood. You won’t know they are around because they start eating from the inside out. They love moisture and thrive in areas where gutters may be clogged, standing water is plentiful, or if your pipes have been leaking.
Once you find a termite colony, it’s important to get it addressed immediately. The last thing you want to do is have your home’s foundation or other items ruined because of it. Consulting with termite professionals can point you in the right direction to control the problem.
One of the first indicators of a potential problem is when people start looking online searching for “termites in my home.” Once you’ve determined you have a termite infestation, you can start attempting to correct the problem with termite control products that can usually be found in hardware stores. While DIY termite control sounds good, it may be in your best interest to call a professional. You may have had termites for a while and never paid attention to the signs. If you see mud tunnels near your home, this is a cause for concern. Termites can quickly destroy your home, rendering it uninhabitable. Knowing the signs of a termite colony or infestation may be your saving grace.
Here are a few things to look for that may help you determine if you have a potential termite problem:
- Discarded wings left near the home or on the windowsills.
- Blistering pieces of wood
- Bubbling paint
- Frass (wood-colored droppings)
Termite control costs
The cost for termite control is usually based on mild, medium, or severe damage. Once you call for termite control services, there is an initial assessment to determine if you have termites and what needs to be done to rectify the situation. Termite control professionals have specific termite control chemicals used that are not found in general hardware stores. Their chemicals are of a higher grade and have a more potent effect on termite colonies.
Termite professionals are very busy during termite season, which usually occurs in early spring. Depending on the climate, termites can be alive and well, creating problems. There are at least 50 species of termites in the US, but it takes a trained professional to know what types of termites they are dealing with and how to treat them. Being proactive and getting a termite inspection is key. These creatures can eat through anything wood, all day, every day.
Contact McDuffie Pest Control
If you’re looking for a reliable solution to help identify and get rid of your termite problem, call the team at McDuffie Pest Control. They specialize in providing top-notch wood-destroying insect services to ensure your home’s foundation and wood structures are safe while mitigating termite control costs. Known as the silent destroyers, termites can chew through areas virtually undetected. Do not put your home or structures in a situation where you are paying thousands of dollars for restoration. Call the pros instead!
For more information, contact a team member at McDuffie Pest Control today!