Termite Identification & Prevention
What You Need To Know About Termites
Frequently Asked Questions About Termites
What are termites?
Termites are small insects known for their strong jaws and tunneling activities. Most termites grow to about half of an inch in length and have a tan to light brown coloration. Termites live in colonies with social structures or castes, and their roles consist of workers, soldiers, or reproductives in every colony.
Termites invading your property are a major problem due to the destruction they cause and the fact that most infestations start out unnoticed. Routine termite inspections help to detect these pests so you can remove them before serious problems occur.
Are termites dangerous?
While termites don't spread diseases to humans or contaminate food storage areas, they are still dangerous pests to host around your property. Termite infestations easily infiltrate your property's wooden structures, and these pests will tunnel away at wooden areas to expand their colonies. Over time, a termite infestation leads to serious, costly damage to your property and even the risk of structural collapse.
It's important to invest in professional termite control to remove termites before major damages occur.
Why do I have a termite problem?
A termite problem is typical on properties with many of the factors that attract these pests easily available. Termites love properties with lots of soil-to-wood contact, piles of debris like branches and tree stumps, and moist or humid conditions. Investigating your property for these factors and removing them is an essential step in proper termite control.
Where will I find termites?
Termites are typically found in their colonies underground, but they may also be found outdoors near fallen trees, piles of branches and debris, tree stumps, and woodpiles. Once they invade interior spaces, termites are often located underneath wood flooring, between walls, in furniture, and anywhere with easy access to wood.
How do I get rid of termites?
The best way to get rid of termites is to contact Southeast Termite & Pest Control at the first signs of these pests. We take termite control seriously, and our team will provide you with a free inspection to narrow down where your major termite problem areas are. Once we gather this information, we'll provide you with termite treatments that are sure to eradicate these pests at the source.
Our termite treatment plans also come with a one-year guarantee, so you can rest assured we will take care of any termites if they resurface after your initial treatment.
Contact us today for your free pest control inspection.
How can I prevent termites in the future?
The following termite prevention tips can help ensure these pests don't come back to your property once we treat them.
- Reduce soil-to-wood contact around the foundation of your property to stop termites from easily invading interior areas.
- Seal up all cracks around the foundation, windows, and doors of your property.
- Keep outdoor areas clear of debris like piles of branches, overgrown grass, and tree stumps.
- Store woodpiles in elevated areas to stop termites from hiding in them.
- Address moisture issues and leaks on your property that may be causing excess pools of water, damaging wood, or contributing to the damp conditions that most termites love.
- Keep an eye out for signs of termites, such as frass, damaged wood, and sinking floors or ceilings.
Contact Southeast Termite & Pest Control the moment you suspect you have a termite problem on your property for expert termite removal.
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