Even just saying the name termite infestation is enough to worry most homeowners and if the unwary owner has not previously had a yearly pest examination or at the very least inspected around their own property for early signs of termites, the pests could already have made their way into your home and have started to gorge on their favorite food source in your home already.
Termites are tiny soft-bodied insects that are related to cockroaches. These creatures live in complex hierarchical social structures and operate like very efficient working machines.
They travel in specially constructed mud tunnels in search of wood and other types of cellulose as food sources, and this means that they will view a house that contains lots of untreated timber as especially delicious, and vital to building and repairing their colony.
Termites are enticed to wood products, so remove any potential termite meals away from your home – their meals can include timber stacks, tree stumps, building refuse, garden decoration such as sleepers and logs or old furniture you are meaning to take to the tip.
Do you suspect you may have termites? Treatment to eradicate these pests from your property should be sought urgently.
If left to run rampant, termites can devour a house within a few months in order to build up their own society.
Termites have existed for millions of years and they are persistent and adaptable. Their evolution has led them to be found in most fairly-warm areas of the world.
Termites in Phoenix consist of subterranean, damp-wood and dry-wood varieties. It’s the first type — the subterranean — that tends to thrive in Arizona’s urban areas.
As the name suggests, these termites travel underground, and they are the ones that are particularly attracted to human habitats that have some timber in them.
When it comes to eradicating termites, treatment may involve more than one strategy. Sometimes a combination of pest management techniques is required. This should be managed by a professional, as only qualified pest control experts are permitted to handle the chemicals used for termite treatment. They also have access to the latest technology to accurately locate termite activity in your house.
How do professionals treat an infestation of termites? Treatment options include physical barriers to preventing termite entry to your house, chemical barriers, and baiting systems to eradicate the whole colony, as well as direct destruction of the nest.
Any old-style or do-it-yourself termites treatment is not recommended — effectiveness may be limited and because termite damage can cost a homeowner many thousands of dollars to repair, it’s worth investing the comparatively small amount in effective detection and treatment.
If your home has termites, treatment should be administered by an expert who is a member of a recognized pest controllers association, has a good track record, and has an appropriate liability insurance cover.
If you suspect you may have a termite problem or you have found termites on your property and require an urgent treatment call a termite pest control professional today.