Termite Treatment and Control
Termites cause more damage to homes than any other pest each year. Homeowners spend thousands each and every year repairing termite damage that has been done within the walls of their homes. These pests can even threaten the very structural integrity of a home and some homeowners do not even realize they have a termite problem until a significant amount of damage has been done. Termites will eat through almost anything but they prefer wood. This makes your house its number one target and source of food. A termite infestation is an experience that no homeowner wants to deal with, but don’t despair; Ross Environmental Exterminating can provide you with a comprehensive termite inspection and help keep termites from eating away at your home. Contact us today!
Termite Infestation Signs and Evidence
Termites are great scavengers and can gain access into your home by building what are often referred to as mud tunnels. Termites typically enter homes at ground level or below, but they often build mud tunnels to enter several feet above ground level. Probably the most common way that termites gain access into a home is through wood to ground contact. This includes areas like door frames, deck posts and porch steps. Termites are also able to enter into your home through cracks in the foundation and cracks found in brick mortar. Termites also crawl through holes in concrete blocks that lead them to foundation walls that they can begin eating right through. Ross Exterminating technicians are skilled and experienced in finding exactly how termites got into your home and making sure it won’t happen again.
Early Signs of Termites
There are a handful of visible signs that termites leave behind that can alert you to a likely termite problem brewing. Termites leave small piles of feces that resemble pellets where they have eaten or nested. Termites are also able to cause sagging floors, walls and ceilings. Termites can make certain areas appear to have water damage, when really it is a result of termites eating away at the material the home is made of. If you notice small wings around your home that resemble fish scales, you most likely have a termite problem. After swarming, termites shed their wings, leaving a trail. This is a sure sign that termites are present. Ross Environmental Exterminating technicians know what signs to search for when inspecting for termite infestations.
Treating termites can be difficult if you are inexperienced and not sure where to begin. Hiring a professional exterminating service is your best bet for removing termites completely from your home and property. A few things you can do yourself to prevent termites from coming onto your property is to remove any old or hollowed out wood. Cut down any dead trees, or other areas that termites are attracted to. Make sure that your fire wood pile is a great distance from your home as well. Ross Environmental Exterminating will eliminate termites from your home and make sure your house is protected from the damaging effects that termites inflict. Contact us today to get started with a detailed termite inspection and assessment!