Termite Control and Inspection
Ever wonder why your floor feels a little more spongy than normal? Or why there are unexplained cracks in your wall? You may be looking at a termite problem and we know you don’t want that.
Your home usually is your largest monetary investment. Protecting it from wood-destroying organisms such as termites is often a prime concern. Effective termite control requires experience, knowledge of termite habits, proper equipment, and effective pest management technology. Therefore, rather than attempting “do-it-yourself” termite control, it is advisable to choose a professional pest management company.
Let’s not forget that termites can be extremely costly. It’s important to check out the problem as soon as you notice it to avoid the extreme costs. Pestech can ultimately help eliminate your termite issues, don’t wait until it’s too late!
Termites are social insects with several types of individuals in a colony, each type serving the colony in a different way. Winged reproductive forms swarm from mature colonies to disperse and establish new colonies. Worker termites, the ones that damage wood by eating the springwood layers, are white and soft-bodied; they feed the other forms in the colony and expand the nest size. Soldier termites with enlarged mandibles (teeth) are responsible for protecting the colony from intruders.
Termites need wood for food and soil for moisture. Wood in contact with soil, then, is ideal for termite development. But if this does not occur, the insects may build “shelter tubes” from mud to bridge or span foundation walls and other masonry that separate wood from soil. They construct these tubes on the walls or inside them in voids and cracks.