Termites are destructive eusocial little pale coloured insects. They have been known to feed on dead plants, dead wood and soil. They got their reputation as “silent destroyers” because they can be hiding in your home or backyard without any immediate signs of damage.
There are six different types of termites. They are the dampwood termite, the drywood termite, the formosan termite, subterranean termite, conehead termite and desert termite. The most common termite we encounter are subterranean and drywall termites. Although they are small in size, do not be deceived! A termite’s mouth is so powerful it can tear through pieces of wood material! Termites cause structural damage to your home over time and can render your house unsaleable if not addressed in a timely manner. Advantage Pest Control specializes in termites and our treatments and are fully guaranteed.
Here are some preventative measures to keep your home clear and safe from termites:
* Eliminate Moisture Problems! This includes repairing any leaks to faucets, pipes and A/C units. Keep all gutters and rooftops clean and free from water. In addition, make sure to seal any entry points around water or utility lines.
* Eliminate their Food Source! Make sure to remove any excess wood/plant cover and mulch from your yard. Any wood on your property should not have contact with soil. Be sure to also keep firewood away from your home’s foundation.
Termite peak season ends with the beginning of winter. Although many people think termites die in the cold, this is not true! Termites can still live throughout the cold, they just do not breed as fast during this time. Be sure to take these extra precautions into account and be knowledgeable about these little pests. Keep tabs on your household and call Advantage Pest Control for your termite solutions!