Termites are not one of those pests that quickly become obvious as soon as they enter your home. Termites are known as the “silent destroyers” and this is a name they have rightfully earned! These pests are capable of doing a significant amount of damage to the structure of your home before you even realize you have a termite problem. In nature, termites are very useful insects, eating up decaying vegetation and wood to recycle it back into nature. When termites find your home, these wood destroying insects eat the wood from the inside out. This appetite of theirs can cause damage to your home as well as structural problems. What are the signs of termites and how can they prevented? Here are helpful termite control tips from the experts of termite control in Gainesville at McCall Service.
Termites can go undetected for a long time in your home before you ever see signs of their work. Here are some discreet signs of termites to look for:
Wood that appears weather damaged or rotten.
Mud tubes along drywall or along the foundation.
Shed termite wings
Windows or doors that appear to sag.
Wood that is filled with small holes or looks to be stuffed with mud.
If you see any of these signs, there is a good chance that termites have been to work on your home at some point in the past or are still working there now! Here are a few things you can do to try to prevent termites from finding your home as their next meal:
Replace wood that is weather or water damaged. Termites can be attracted to damaged wood.
Do not let soil or earth touch any part of your home. If you have a deck, make sure that it is has cement surrounding the wood beams.
Don’t use mulch around the perimeter of your property. Termites may be attracted to mulch.
Reduce the moisture around your property. Termites need moisture to survive.
Employ a termite control professional to install a termite baiting system around your home that will detect termite activity and eliminate the pests at the source.
At McCall, we know how to get rid of termites. If you have these pests on your property, we can offer the non-invasive and environmentally friendly Sentricon® System. These termite treatments use a very small amount of advanced termite bait to get rid of termites and prevent them from returning. These baiting systems work continuously to protect against termites! Call McCall today and breathe easy knowing our experts can help keep your home and property termite free!
If you think you might have termites or you would just like the peace of mind you get from knowing your home is free from termites and the damage they cause, please give us a call! We can give you more information on our termite treatments and set up your first termite inspection today!