For both homeowners and commercial building owners alike, termites pose a big threat. These tiny, wood-destroying pests have a huge potential for causing damage.
Many common termites swarm in February, and at this time, winged reproductive termites may be visible inside and outside of structures. Once these termites find a suitable area, they land, shed their wings, pair off with a mate and start a new colony. Spotting these winged termites is usually the best way to determine if you have an infestation.
Termites are drawn to the light and can often be spotted around windows and doors. You may also be able to see dirt tubes, which the bugs use for transportation routes and protection, on foundation walls and slabs. Sometimes you may be able to see damaged wood along the grain or small pieces of soil around plaster and drywall – other potential signs of termite infestation.
However, outward signs of termite infestation are not always visible. These stealthy creatures enjoy the dark and can go unnoticed for years – feeding under floorboards and behind walls. Our trained staff at Pest Management, Inc. can help you identify potential signs of termite activity and infestation.
Treating termite infestations when they happen and taking steps to prevent termites from entering new homes is extremely important. A queen termite can live for 25 years and produce over 18 million offspring. These pests can easily cause structural damage, and effective treatment is key to preserving the value of your property.
Pest Management, Inc. can help you determine the best method of termite treatment for your unique situation. There are a variety of different treatment options for termites, including liquid termiticides and termite baits. Choosing the best option for your property can depend on factors like the structure of your home and the location and level of infestation.
For a thorough and knowledgeable termite inspection, call Pest Management, Inc.