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How to Terminate Termites

Do you have a termite infestation?

Termites are the most damaging pests in the world. They feed on materials with cellulose like wood and paper. If you don't know what you're dealing with, there's a low possibility of complete extermination.

A good start is hoping you've caught the infestation in its earliest stages. Identifying the signs and knowing which termites you're dealing with is a good first step.

Read this article to find out ways you can deal with a termite infestation.

Look Out for Signs

There are several signs that help you determine if a termite infestation is present in your home. Determining the presence of termites is difficult. Sometimes you wouldn’t know termites infested your home until it's a serious case already.

Signs to determine termite infestation are hollow wood, wood damage, swarms, and frass. A mud tube and peeling paint are signs of termite living in your home, too.

Knock on your wall and assess the sound it gives off. Termites might be present if the sound came off hollow or empty. Get a screwdriver or any tool to test your wall.

Apply pressure against the wall using the tool. If it breaks right away, you need to call for termite inspections. Besides sounding hollow, rotting wood is another sure sign of a termite infestation.

It’s easy to determine swarms. A fertilized termite sheds its wings when they’re about to create a new colony. Termite infestation is possible when you notice a pile of scattered brown wings.

Termites create a mud tube connecting the wood to the soil. They use the mud tube as their path going to their source of food. Mud tube produces moisture which is essential for termites.

Termites create space between the exterior and paint, causing the paint to peel off, when there is a termite infestation.

Identifying the Type of Termite

Two types of termites can infest your home. These are dry wood and subterranean termites.

You can find the subterranean termites in the soil, wood, and compost pile. The subterranean termites live across the state. Besides living in different areas, they cause the most damage to homes.

Subterranean termites can appear in different colors. A soldier has a brown head and a cream-colored body, while a worker has a creamy color. They have a narrow body and can reproduce up to hundreds of thousands.

Drywood termite is common in warm areas like Louisiana, Florida, California, and more. You can spot this kind of termite in wooden-made materials.

Drywood termites vary in color as well, and colonies can have up to two thousand termites. Termites that create direct damage are white. The color of the winged dry wood termites ranges from yellow to brown.

Call a Reputable Pest Control Company

When it comes to termites, it's best to call a reputable and professional pest control company. Pest control companies have experienced and trained staff who can locate, identify and recommend a proper treatment plan to eliminate termites from your property.

Look for pest control services with a license to operate. Go for pest controllers who know to execute general pest control services.

Contact us at Redd Pest Control, we are termite removal specialists. And we can custom design a treatment for your specific home. Check out our reviews for the services we provide. Reviews reflect how we deliver our services.

Prevent Termite Infestation

Take preventive measures to ensure termites won’t appear again in the future. The methods you can practice are keeping your place dry and checking for leaks. Watch out for mulch and get regular termite inspections.

Keep in mind some termites like moist and damp areas. It's best to keep your home dry and waterproof leak-prone areas. Secure your pipes to prevent leakage.

Mulch is a material used to cover the soil to conserve soil moisture, and some contain wood in them. It’s best to opt for mulch with gravel and rubber to avoid termite infestation.

The best preventive measure is to get regular termite inspections. It guarantees your home would be termite-free in the long run.

Terminating Termite Infestation

These are the things you need to know in dealing with a termite infestation. Be on the lookout for signs indicating termites might be living in and around your home. Take action once you confirm termite infestation.

If you suspect or discover signs of termite activity in and around your home, it's best to seek professional help right away. Failure to do so could result in significant damage to your home or property.

Struggling with a termite infestation? Contact the pros at Redd Pest Control today for a free termite property evaluation. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service catered to all your pest control, termite control, and bedbug control needs.

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