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The Benefits Of A Quality Termite Control Program For Your Property

May 09, 2023 - Termites

Termites are invasive bugs that can quickly infest and damage your home. The more severe the infestation is, the more difficult it is to eradicate. If you want to keep your home termite-free, the best course of action is to have your home regularly treated. 

At Miche Pest Control, we have years of experience dealing with a variety of different termite species. We offer top-rated pest control solutions that are effective and customized to fit your needs. Keep reading to learn how a quality termite control program can help to keep termites away from your property.

You're Not Likely To Ever Actually See A Termite

If you have termites around your home, you are likely to see the damage, but you will not likely see an actual termite. Worker termites and soldier termites are completely blind. Because they are unable to see any potential predators that are looking nearby, they go out of their way to stay out of sight. 

Subterranean termites will build long and thin tubes that go from their underground nest to their food source. Once they reach their destination, all species will chew holes through the wood and remain inside the wooden structure while foraging for food.

The reproductive termites can see a little bit. They have wings and are commonly called swarmer termites. When their current colony gets too crowded, the flying termites will leave their nest and look for a mate. If you see any termites around your home, you will see these winged termites. 

Know The Warning Signs Of Termite Damage

Because termites are so good at staying out of sight, you have to look for clues to determine whether or not these destructive bugs are on your property. Some of the common signs of termites to look for include the following:

  • Buckling floors
  • Termite swarmers
  • Mud tubes around your home
  • Abnormal or blistering spots in the wood
  • Small holes in wooden surfaces
  • Piles of termites droppings, called frass that look similar to piles of sawdust
  • Sagging or drooping ceilings
  • Difficulty opening windows or shutting doors all the way

When a termite swarmer finds a mate, it will discard its wings to start a new colony. If you see small, white wings around the windows, doors, and other openings of your home, there is a good chance that you have termites. 

Causes And Factors For Termite Infestations

Many termites prefer areas that are warm and humid. If you have a poorly draining gutter system or a yard that tends to hold water, you could be attracting termites to your property. You should also make sure that the crawl spaces under your home are well-ventilated and not accumulating any moisture. If you have subterranean termites on your property, they will only survive for a short time unless they have plenty of water and moisture around them. 

Termites also love dead, untreated wood. If you have old tree stumps, stacks of firewood, fallen tree branches, or any other wood debris around your yard, that could contribute to your termite problem. 

Professional Termite Control Offers Lasting Protection For Your Home

Termites are sneaky and destructive bugs that can cause many problems before you even become aware that they have invaded your home. At Miche Pest Control, we can help you keep termites off of your property forever. Call us today to get a free quote and see how our innovative termite treatment plans can help you.

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