Termites are tiny, strong, active year-round, and non-apologetic in their ability to enter any Savannah, GA structure and cause significant and costly damages. Termites generally live and nest outside, but the workers often find their way inside of homes and other buildings while out foraging for food. Worker termites are very attracted to properties that have moisture issues as they prefer to attack wood that has been damaged by water; however once they make themselves at home, in your home they have no problem attacking your home’s sound wood as well - only increasing the amount of damage they cause!
The warm, humid weather found in Savannah, Georgia greatly increases that chance that your home will be invaded by termites, it allows them to remain active throughout most, if not all of the year. In the south, it is not a question of if your home will be infested by termites, but rather when! The best way to stop termites from tunneling through and feeding on the wood found in your home is to be proactive and partner with McCall Service and put into place a termite protection program for your Savannah home.
A key component to getting rid of termites before they have a chance to remodel your home is to know what the signs of an infestation are so that you can call for professional help as soon as possible. Two of the most common early signs of a termite infestation include:
Swarmers- They are the winged reproductive members of the colony that “swarm” from a mature colony in order to mate and create a new colony. Swarmers do not fly far their nest and look very similar to an ant with wings. Finding these winged insects crawling on your home’s walls or finding piles of their wings on windowsills, on decks, or in front of doorways are all signs that termites may be nesting in or near your home.
Mud Tubes- Subterranean termites travel from their underground nests to a home that they are infesting through mud tubes that they create. These mud tubes which are generally the width of a pencil can be found going up a home’s foundation, basement walls, crawl space walls, and even bathroom walls.
Blistered or splintered paint, sagging doorways and floors, and wood that sounds hollow when tapped on are also signs of a termite infestation, but finding these signs generally means that the termites have already been hard at work in your home for a long period of time.
At your first suspicion of a termite infestation, you should contact the termite control professionals here at McCall Service. Why call us and not try to handle a termite infestation on your own? Well, there are several very good reasons as to why termite infestations require professional services and why DIY treatment is never a recommended option.
Specialized equipment is often needed to complete the treatment process.
The baits and chemicals that are truly effective against termites aren’t available for purchase. The DIY treatments that are available at big box stores do not work effectively and allow for an infestation to persist and the damages to continue to increase.
If DIY chemicals are not mixed or placed properly they can be extremely dangerous.
Termite control professionals have a deep understanding of termites and years of experience dealing with them, this allows them to make sure that the entire invading colony is treated and eliminated from your home and property.
To quickly and completely get rid of any size termite infestation trust the Savannah, GA termite control experts here at McCall Service. We are an authorized installer of the Sentricon® System with Always Active™, this system is extremely eco-friendly, non-invasive, and very effective. Sentricon® with Always Active™ can work to get rid of an existing termite infestation, or it can be installed on your Savannah property as a proactive measure to protect your home from roaming termites.
Call us today to see how the termite experts here at McCall Service can help you to protect your Savannah, GA property from termites and their damages!