Total termite control is the key to protecting your property from the damage termites can cause. A few simple steps can go a long way in helping you protect your home from the costly and destructive consequences of termites. The first step is an inspection by a certified termite professional. Termite inspections should be done at least annually by a company that checks every area of your home that could be vulnerable to termites. Working with a Venice pest control company that has experience in termite control will yield the most effective results.
What Are Termites?
Termites are small, cellulose-eating insects that live in colonies and feed on dead plant material. These destructive pests are typically found in warm climates. While they can be beneficial to the environment by breaking down dead organic matter, they can also cause significant damage to homes if left unchecked. A termite problem usually begins when reproductive termites emerge from their nest and form swarms of winged adults. These adults (alates) then disperse and establish new colonies around food sources, such as wood or other materials containing cellulose. A colony of termites consists of three types of individuals: workers, soldiers, and one king and queen, called reproducers. The workers are the most numerous, the soldiers protect the colony from intruders, and the king and queen produce new colonies.
Signs Of Termite Damage To Look For Around The House
Learning to recognize signs of termites is key to preventing serious damage, as early detection can minimize repair costs and help protect your family’s health. Signs of termite damage around your house can range from visible evidence of termite activity to subtle signs that can be easily overlooked. The most obvious sign is the presence of live termites or discarded wings near windows and door frames. You may also notice mud tunnels along foundation walls, baseboards, interior walls, or other areas in your home. If you suspect that termites have invaded your home, call a pest control professional as soon as possible to have an inspection performed. Early detection and treatment can help prevent further damage to your home. Westfall’s Lawn Care and Pest Control can identify and eliminate a termite infestation in your home before any more damage is done.
How To Remove Factors That Attract Termites To Your Home
The process of removing termite-attracting factors includes the following steps:
- Inspecting your foundation and basement for any signs of moisture.
- Removing firewood and scrap lumber from around your home.
- Replacing any wooden siding or trim on your home with more durable materials such as vinyl or metal.
- Regular inspection of your home for any signs of an infestation or damage caused by termites.
By taking these steps, you can reduce the risk of termites infesting your home and help keep them away for good. Taking proper preventive measures is the key to a healthy, termite-free home. A local termite company can provide the best advice to keep your home termite free.
Call The Pros For The Best Termite Control And Protection
Westfall’s Lawn Care and Pest Control is a full-service company that has served the greater Venice area for more than twenty years. Westfall’s provides top-notch services for termite removal, starting with a complimentary evaluation, followed by a service plan that is customized for your home. We take pride in our work, use only the highest quality products available, and guarantee interior protection for your home. Give us a call today for more information about our services or to schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you!
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