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Termite Identification & Prevention

What You Need To Know About Termites

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Termites are one of the most destructive pests to deal with, and professional termite control in Goldsboro, NC, is the most effective, reliable way to defeat these pests.

Frequently Asked Questions About Termites

What are termites?

Termites are soft-bodied social insects that are known for creating colonies and chewing their way through wooden structures. There are several different species of termites, with the most common one in our area being the subterranean termite. These insects are tan or light brown in color, they grow around half an inch in length, and they have strong jaws that they use to chew through wood.

Subterranean termites typically create their colonies underground, and they prefer damp or water-damaged wood. One of the first signs that this termite is invading your property are mud tubes appearing around exterior and interior areas; the termites use these to move from their underground nests to the wood of your structure.

Are termites dangerous?

While termites don’t bite humans and aren’t known for spreading diseases among our homes or businesses, they are quite dangerous in terms of property destruction and structural damage. Once a termite infestation begins taking place on your property, this pest will keep chewing and chewing, hollowing out all of the wood they invade. 

Over time, a termite infestation may contribute to costly damages and it may result in serious issues like sinking floors and ceilings, tight-fitting windows and doors, and wood that breaks away at a touch. The most dangerous issue with termites is the risk of structural collapse caused by the hollowing out of wood on your property.

Professional termite inspections are essential to avoid these dangers.

Why do I have a termite problem?

A termite problem will often start unnoticed, as these pests are small and don’t typically appear where they are easily seen. In most cases, your property will end up with a termite problem due to these pests finding lots of wood to chew through and favorable conditions for creating colonies either outside or inside. Removing factors that might be attracting termites to your property helps to deter a problem from occurring.

Where will I find termites?

Most of the time, subterranean termites will be found underground. You may see termite mounds or mud tubes that indicate the presence of termites in exterior areas. Alternatively, termites may invade the wooden structures of your property. Holes along baseboards or frass, which appear like wood shavings, around wooden areas may indicate that drywood termites have invaded.

How do I get rid of termites?

If you want to get rid of termites for good, your first step is to contact Arrest A Pest Exterminators. Our service technicians are dedicated to keeping your Goldsboro property free of termites, and we work with your property’s need to ensure that every trace of this destructive wood-destroying insect is removed.

Contact us today to learn more about our home pest control and commercial pest control services or to get started.

How can I prevent termites in the future?

The following termite prevention tips, in addition to professional termite removal, will help ensure termite problems don’t come back:

  • Clear outdoor areas of wood piles or piles of debris and branches that might attract termites to your property.

  • Remove fallen trees or old tree stumps from outdoor areas, as termites love to invade these spaces.

  • Reduce soil-to-wood contact around your property’s foundation to make it harder for termites to infiltrate interior spaces.

  • Seal up cracks and gaps around your property’s foundation, windows, and doors, and replace damaged wood immediately to deter termites from invading.

Contact Arrest A Pest Exterminators today for more advice or termite control assistance.

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