In the spring, termites begin to swarm in sunny locations that warm up first. Although termites are not hazardous to people, their nests can cause significant structural damage to property. That is why having a termite examination in March or early April is strongly advised. Then, to avoid a further termite infestation, termite treatment and termite control measures should be implemented.
Termites can be difficult to eliminate even when found early. Preventing thousands of dollars in property damage by taking early measures to control a termite infestation. Learn the warning signs and take care of your termite infestation as soon as possible.
5 Early Termite Infestation Warning Signs:
1) Termite Mud Tubes:
Termites construct little tubular tunnels to protect themselves when traveling from the colony to a food source. They prefer to be around their nests, which are usually in shady spots near structural fissures. The problem will not be solved simply by eradicating the termite tunnels.
2) Winged Termite Swarms:
Winged termite swarms, also known as alates, indicate the presence of a mature colony nearby. Many initial termite colonies have reached their limit in the spring and must therefore expand. Hundreds of thousands of winged termite swarmers are created each year only for the purpose of reproduction and growth.
3) A Swarm of Discarded Wings:
Swarming termites have a dismal survival rate. Because they are not powerful fliers, their wings shatter after a brief flight. An active termite infestation might be indicated by a mound of wings near a light or window inside a structure.
4) Termite Droppings:
Termite droppings resemble sawdust or coffee grounds and are one of the most common ways to detect a termite infestation. Termites maintain the region clean by eliminating their waste as they tunnel. The feces of dry wood termites are tiny and bun-shaped, and it commonly collects on services beneath affected regions.
5) Termite Bodies:
While winged termites are frequently the first symptom of a termite infestation, finding termite bodies within your home is also solid evidence of a termite infestation.
Termite Treatment and Preventative Termite Control:
Termites cause billions of dollars in damage to homes in the United States. Termite infestations may be treated and prevented, thankfully.
Termite infestations are frequently treated with poisoned bait, however, this procedure might take many months to manage or remove an entire colony.
Soil treatment is useful because termites live in the soil. A trench is excavated around your house’s foundation. The soil is replaced after the trench has been treated with termiticide. This acts as a deterrent to fresh colonies entering the area. Termites in the house are also killed when they return to their nest.
Finally, wood treatments such as surface sprays injected foam and sprays, or Borate treated wood will aid in the eradication of current termite colonies and the prevention of new infestations.
If you believe you have a termite infestation, call The Bugs Stop Here for a comprehensive examination and free quote. We’ll provide you with a step-by-step strategy for eradicating any current termite infestations or taking preventative steps to keep your house termite-free.
As a result, it is strongly advised that you use a professional pest treatment firm to get rid of termites. Exterminators are well-versed in the technicalities of dealing with infestations. They have access to the most powerful pesticides as well as specific cleaning technologies that prevent termite infestations from spreading to other areas.
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