Here in the Southeast you hear about termites all the time. A severe infestation here or a gigantic infestation there, but you never really think that the ‘here or there’ will involve your home! The truth is, the percentages are not in your favor, and sooner or later you are bound to be faced with termites.
When you live in warmer climates like the Southeast, the termites are free to eat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. It never really gets cold enough here for these little pests to slow down and that means trouble. These voracious eaters have an appetite for wood that is never satisfied, which means that they are constantly looking for new food sources. Plus they are not only just eating each and every day, but they are also reproducing at a rate that would rival bunnies or mice!
One of the best ways to protect your home from termites is to know the early signs of an infestation and diligently search for these signs on a regular basis. Be on the lookout for:
Piles of discarded wings lying around windows, tubs, and sinks.
Mud tubes on your foundation. These tube-like dirt structures act as super highways for termites as they travel in search of food.
Blistering or crusted appearance of structural beams in your basement.
A hollow sound when you tap on wooden beams and sills.
Signs of termites around damaged or rotting wood sources in and around your home.
Piles of ‘sawdust’ around small holes in beams etc.
If you notice any of the signs of a termite infestation, call a professional. Although there are some DIY termite treatment options, termites are impossible to eradicate completely on your own. Most of the colony lives deep underground where the DIY sprays cannot penetrate, and if you don’t eliminate the entire colony they will just repopulate in a short amount of time.
The best termite treatment option is to contact the termite experts at McCall Service. We have almost 80 years of experience eliminating pests here in the Southeast. That’s a lot of hands-on knowledge that allows us to quickly and effectively eliminate any pest emergency you may have – especially termites! When you choose one of our value bundle packages you are choosing a shell of protection for your home and the peace of mind that a pest-free home can give. Give us a call and soon you can rest assured knowing that those termites aren’t eating away at your home anymore.