Termites are small, hard-bodied insects that feed on wood. They construct their nests in the ground, and when disturbed, they can cause extensive damage to your home. Termites are capable of tunnelling through solid concrete and masonry, so it is important to take action if you detect them in your home.
There are a few ways to deal with termites: you can call a professional for Termites control services, use a termite control product, or bait and monitor the area. If you choose to use a professional, be sure to ask for an estimate of the cost and time required before starting work. If using a product, read the label carefully before using it; many products contain harmful chemicals that may damage your home. Bait stations can be effective in controlling termites for short periods of time; however, they must be installed correctly in order to be effective. Monitor the area closely for any signs of termite activity after installation.
How to Determine if You Have Termites
There are a few ways to determine if you have termites in your home. The most common way to check for termites is to use a home inspection. You can also look for evidence of the insects, such as tunnels in firewood, dirt piles outside of the house, or pellets on the ground. If you notice any of these signs, it’s best to call a professional to inspect your home for termites. Another way to detect termites is by listening to their noises. Termites make clicking and chirping noises when they are underground. If you hear these noises coming from inside or near your house, it’s likely that you have termites.
Pest Control Services
Drywood termites control by Aardwolf can be a valuable tool in the arsenal against termites. While there is no surefire way to completely eradicate them from your property, using a pest control professional can help you minimize their presence and potential damage. Here are some tips for dealing with termites:
- Identify the source of the problem. Termites are attracted to moisture and food, so it’s important to identify where they’re coming from. If you have damaged wood near the foundation of your home or any other areas where they could gain access, then termites may be involved.
- Seal up any openings in the home’s exterior walls and roofing that termites could use to enter, such as cracks in the mortar or around plumbing and electrical cables.
- Treat any areas where there is evidence of infestation with a suitable insecticide that is registered for use against termites (many homeowners use baits). Be sure to follow all label instructions carefully!
Preventing and Controlling Termite Infestation in Your Home
Termites are a common problem in homes, and they can be difficult to deal with. Here are some tips on how to prevent and control termite infestation in your home:
- Inspect your home for signs of termite activity. Look for loose masonry, exposed wood, or any other indications that termites are present. If you see any signs of termite activity, contact a professional immediately.
- Seal any cracks or openings in your home’s foundation that could allow termite access. Fill in any holes more extensive than a quarter inch with mud, and concrete blocks, then seal the surrounding area with mortar. This will help keep Termites out of your home and protect it from damage caused by their tunnels.
- Use an effective pest control product to rid your home of Termites. Products containing TERP (termidin) or borates are effective at controlling Termites while leaving your home structurally intact. (Borate-based products should not be used inside the walls of confined spaces such as attics.) Consult with a professional regarding the best product for your specific needs.
Follow all warning labels carefully when using pesticides/pesticide products around children and pets, especially if they’re outside during application times. Always read the entire label before using any pesticide/pesticide product. (For more information about pesticide safety, please visit our Pest Management Guide.)