Does the thought of termites chewing through your walls keep you up at night? If you’re worried about termites destroying your home or business, you’re not alone.
The Environmental Protection Agency notes that termites produce $2 billion in damages for U.S. home and business owners each year. Detecting termites early can reduce their destruction and bring you peace of mind.
If you suspect termites in your home or business, contact Pestech today to schedule an inspection.
Learn more about this destructive pest with our online guide. Guide includes:
Warning Signs of Termites
Recognizing a termite infestation is not always easy. Termites are sneaky critters that go about their work undetected for years. It usually takes the help of a professional to find the signs of an infestation.
Mud tubes, drop tubes or and swarming tubes are typically found along the foundation or exterior of the building and can indicate a serious termite problem.
Rippled paint or wallpaper and hollow wood can definitely mean termites and should immediately be inspected by a professional. You might also notice discolored drywall or drywall with tiny holes in it.
You may see swarmer (winged) termites outside your house, or you may just see discarded wings on windows and floors. Both of these are a strong sign of an infestation.
How to Prevent Termites
It is preferable to keep termites out rather than treating the problem in the future.
- One of the most effective ways to eliminate the threat of termites is to reduce moisture in your home, discouraging subterranean termites.
- Plug leaks and unclog gutters and downspouts to get rid of open-water sources that attract bugs.
- Use vents to decrease humidity in crawl spaces.
- Stack wood far away from your home, as termites will live there.
- Cut down dying trees on your property and remove dead stumps.
- Cut back on your use of mulch, which provides a damp environment for termites.
You can also reduce the chances of termites by sealing off every place they could enter, such as holes in your foundation or window screens.
Termite Prevention: Pest Control
Termites can cause a great deal of damage to a home if they go unchecked for months. While termites in the north tend to stop working during the frigid winters, sometimes they don’t even pause, so it’s critical to address the problem immediately.
The best treatment comes from a professional who understands how to get rid of termites without wasting time. That’s why Pestech offers termite control services in New York. We use termiticides, baits and wood treatments to manage infestations. Termites often return following treatments, so it’s critical to continue with preventive appointments as needed.
Learn More About Termites
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