How To Stop Termite Infestations Before They Start
June 17, 2023 - Termites
Author - Tom Miche
Like a piece of hollowed-out wood, a termite infestation can leave you feeling empty inside. Although their perseverance is admirable, you'd rather not experience it firsthand, especially at the expense of your valuable wooden structures. But you don't have to take their unwanted wood-devouring ways lying down.
Thankfully, Miche Pest Control provides the most effective and reliable solutions to eradicate different kinds of termites, allowing you to enjoy your property in its fully intact state, just the way you like it. Read further to learn more about termites and how your local pest control experts can make them disappear.
The Life Cycle Of A Termite Colony
Termite colonies can easily consist of hundreds of thousands of insects. In fact, their population can easily soar into the millions. They’re organized into three different castes, including workers, soldiers, and reproductive members, also known as swarmers. The worker termites represent the largest segment of the group and are primarily responsible for looking after the queen, tending to the young, and foraging for food.
As you might assume, the soldiers guard the colony by alerting the others of danger. Banging their heads against the tunnel walls create vibrations that make the colony aware of the situation. Soldiers also assist the workers with building new tunnels or repairing existing ones.
The swarmers are the only winged termites in the group. They’re tasked with departing from the original colony in search of a mate to build a new one elsewhere. Once that occurs, they shed their wings and burrow into the ground to start the life cycle all over again.
This newly formed colony will continue growing, with the queen laying hundreds of eggs daily. As the colony expands, the termites will begin searching for a new food source; unfortunately, your home may be their next target. That's why it's essential to enlist the services of a reputable termite control company.
A Termite Infestation Can Cause Extensive Property Damage
The disturbing aspect of a termite infestation is how long their presence can go unnoticed. It’s usually not until extensive damage is done that action is finally taken. These insects feed on cellulose in materials like cardboard, paper, and wood, which can all be found in or around your property right now. The damage caused by termites can include hollowing out support beams, floorboards, and even door frames. This can lead to structural damage that can compromise the integrity of your home and put your well-being at risk. In extreme cases, termite damage can even cause a house to collapse.
Instead of worrying about your home crumbling to dust, reach out to Miche Pest Control so we can conduct a proper evaluation to determine what steps to take next.
Termite Prevention Techniques to Keep Your Home Protected
Like most people, you have plans for your future. However, a termite issue is not one of them. Here are some solid termite prevention tactics to keep your property protected:
Reduce moisture around your home.
Eliminate wood debris from your yard.
Keep wood away from your home's foundation.
Elevate your wood materials and supplies off the ground.
Examine your home for mud tubes, wings, or piles of wood shavings.
Also, schedule regular professional termite inspections at least once a year to catch any signs of insect activity early for ultimate termite protection.
The Pros To Know For Total Termite Control
Termite removal is not an undertaking that popular do-it-yourself (DIY) tactics can completely remedy. The pros at Miche Pest Control come well-equipped with the background, skills, and knowledge to obliterate termite colonies. We’ll give you back the peace of mind that pest infestations take away. Let us know how we can help by requesting your complimentary estimate today!
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