Termites have been on earth far longer than humans have been and, chances are, they will still be here long after we are gone. They may be small - they are even smaller than average ants - but together in large groups they can cause major damage. Some experts estimate that they cause as much as five billion dollars in property damage in the United States each year. Termites wreak havoc because they survive by eating the cellulose found in dead plant material, and so they love chomping away at your home’s walls and support beams. If left unchecked, termite colonies can cause damage that is not just unsightly, but that is dangerous as well.
How to Identify a Termite Problem
Often, the destruction that termites are doing in your home is hidden, and you may not even know you have termites until something collapses. This is scary to think about, and is exactly why you should have a pest control specialist inspect your home regularly. If you see signs of termites such as bubbling wallpaper, buckling wood, or sagging floors and ceilings, you may already have an infestation.
Other signs are even more obvious. In the worst cases, homeowners may even be able to hear the sound of termites chewing inside their walls and this can be very unsettling. Maze-like patterns in wood furniture, walls, and floors can be another indicator, as can mid tubes running up and down interior or exterior walls. Termites build these tubes so they can travel from place to place without exposure to light or predators.
Sometimes termite damage looks like water damage, and if you do have water damage in your home, it can attract termites if you don’t have them already. Again, contact Alvin Pest Control so we can help you to identify your problem and help you to deal with it swiftly and effectively.
How to Deal with Termites
A termite infestation is not something that you as a homeowner can handle on your own. To completely eradicate the termites, and to keep them from coming back in the future, you simply must enlist help from a pest control company like Alvin Pest Control. We will use the Sentricon with Always Active Termite Bait System to eliminate the queen and the rest of the colony will collapse as a result. It will also deter new termites from entering your home in the future. Once the colony is destroyed, then you can begin replacing damaged wood in your home to ensure the safety of you and your family moving forward. Our pest control specialists will return to your home to ensure that the termites do not come back in the future.
At Alvin Pest Control, we are ready, willing and able to help you rid your home from termites once and for all. Please contact Alvin Pest Control today so we can help you solve this problem so you can go on with your life and so you can continue enjoying your pest free home.