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Posted by on Oct 12, 2012 in Pest Control |

How to Recognize the Need for Termite Control

How to Recognize the Need for Termite Control

If you are a homeowner, lots of different things concern you about your home. If you have termites, you should definitely be concerned. Termites cause millions of dollars of damages to homes in the U.S. each year. If you have termites, you will want to look into termite control as quickly as possible in order to prevent as much of the damage from occurring as you can.

There are many kinds of termites in the world, but the main two types are called

subterranean termites and dry wood termites. Subterranean termites are those that live in the ground or in nests within the U.S. They swarm or fly around in groups, mostly in the fall and spring and especially after it rains. They look a lot like flying ants because they have small bodies and two sets of wings. Termite wings, however, are different in size while ants have a large and a small set of wings. Dry wood termites, on the other hand, are mostly found in dry wood that has not started to decay. Items like lumber, tree limbs, poles, posts and other wooden things attract this type of termite. They migrate based on the season and they are often found in buildings during the fall and on especially sunny days.

Termites are a big problem for homes and businesses because they can infest those
buildings and damage the wood, wallpaper, sheetrock, flooring, furniture, and even plastic. It can be hard to tell if you have a termite infestation, but there are several signs to watch for to indicate that you need help with termite control.

The signs for subterranean termites are as follows:
-You might see the termites in your home when they swarm or you may see shed wings lying around the house.
-You might see mud tubes and wood tunnels in irregular patterns around your walls or you might even be able to see the termites in exposed wood areas.
-You might see mud tubs coming out of the ground and going into your foundation or woodwork. These tubes are about as big around as a lead pencil.

The signs for dry wood termites are as follows:
-You might see the salt and pepper looking fecal pellets as evidence around your house.
-You might notice the dark brown bugs with black wings and red heads in your home.

If you notice any of these signs, it is important to look into termite control fast. Termites do their damage on a slow time scale, but since they multiply fast, they can spread even faster. In order to make sure you get rid of the infestation as quickly as possible, call a professional termite control company that guarantees it will get rid of your termites effectively and efficiently.

Termite Control Fresno If you feel you might have an issue with termites, you need to look into the services offered by Tamarack Pest Control in order to protect your Fresno home against further damages.