Pest Control - Information about Termites

Termite Control & Extermination

Termites date back more than 120 million years to the time of the dinosaurs. These pests are known as “silent destroyers” because of their beahviour. They have ability to chew through wood, flooring and even wallpaper undetected. There are about 4,000 species of termites all over the globe. The destructive termites cause more than $5 billion in property damage every year. Most of these costs aren’t generally covered by homeowners’ insurance policies. It is recomended to be vigilant about termite control. Termite extermination is absolutely necessary for residential and commercial properties.

Termite Identification

Termites are small insects with straight, beadlike antennas. They have two pairs of long wings. Thes wings are held flat against their bodies and can break easily. Termites can spread quickly. A queen can produce roughly 1,000 eggs per day by her fourth year of life. Termites enter buildings through cracks, mud tubes, or spaces around plumbing and electrical openings. Contact the termite management specialist at Seaside Pest Control to address the infestation and recommend a course of proper termite control.

Termite Prevention

Eliminating moisture problems around your home to discourage termites from settling in. If you have a woodpile near your house, consider moving it farther away and propping it up off the soil. Otherwise, seal any entry points to your home, like cracks in the foundation, where these insects can get in.

Termites can cause wood damage that undermines your home’s structure. If you note any signs of their presence, be sure to treat them as soon as possible and take steps to prevent them from coming back. However, if termite damage seems extensive, it is a good idea to hire a professional. Careful, routine inspections will help you guard against further infestations.

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