How To Tell If There Are Termites In Your Oakton Home
Termite damage is a very common occurrence in Oakton properties; however, some homeowners may have it present and not even be aware. Because termites tend to build their colonies in the depths of your foundation, walls, and ceilings, these are areas that you simply can’t reach. If you notice any of the following signs, your home may have a termite problem:
- A mildew or mold-like scent
- Seeing termite swarmers, which are the reproductive members of the colony
- Peeling wallpaper or bubbles in paint
- Wood that sounds hollow if touched
- Loosened floor tiles
- Doors and windows that don’t close
- Mazes or mud tubes
- Wood with a shredded appearance
- Very tiny pinholes in wood, which may be accompanied by piles of discarded wings
At Miche Pest Control, we provide homeowners with comprehensive termite protection services in order to prevent and rectify these types of issues. We know just how stressful and dangerous having these issues can be, which is why we also provide residents with a pest-free guarantee so that they can rest assured that termites are no longer an issue. For more information on our termite control offerings, contact us today.
The Dangers Termites Pose To Oakton Properties
When termite problems develop in Oakton properties, they can be your worst nightmare. Due to their insatiable appetite, termite destruction can include anything from swollen ceilings to doors that don’t shut. One of the worst, and most dangerous, potential scenarios of their activity is the ability to eat away at foundations until they collapse. For some businesses that have crops or any cellulose matter present, termites can also cause a significant amount of damage and loss. While termites are more well known for the structural damage that they cause, the particles of wood, fecal matter, and shed body parts all have the capability to stir up allergies and asthma attacks in certain individuals. Because they often seek damp conditions, once termites have started eating away at a vulnerable area, they can actually help to speed up the mildew process and spread mold spores. Additionally, termites can bite and sting, though they’re not considered toxic.
In order to avoid all of these scenarios, look no further than Miche Pest Control. It’s our mission to provide Oakton properties with reliable termite protection. All of our methods are thorough and come with a pest-free guarantee. To learn more about the termite services we offer, contact us today.
How To Avoid Termite Damage In Oakton
Each year, termites are responsible for damaging approximately 600,000 homes across the country, and properties in Oakton aren’t exempt. A termite’s priority is to find wood to eat, and once they do, they create a year-round problem for homeowners. In order to avoid the risks of termite damage, try the following tips:
- Maintain at least six inches of distance between mulch and the home’s foundation.
- Limit moisture problems around the house, particularly in the basement.
- Check the roof and ceilings for leaks on a routine basis.
- Store firewood at least 20 feet away from the home and any other wooden structure like sheds.
- Seal up all cracks and crevices around the home with weatherstripping and caulk.
- Address any faulty pipes, faucets, and gutters.
At Miche Pest Control, we’re dedicated to providing the most reliable termite control around. We work with homeowners both proactively and in corrective situations, with annual termite inspections and dedicated treatments like the Trelona® Advance® Termite Baiting System. No matter what services are requested of us, they all come with our signature pest-free promise and the high quality of work that we’ve become known for. To learn more about termite control, contact us today.
Oakton's Secret To Termite Control
Termite problems plague Oakton’s homes and buildings throughout the year and add to the collective five billion dollars in damages that homeowners across the country annually endure. Termite problems tend to occur because they’re difficult to prevent, they can go undetected for long periods of time, and the average individual doesn’t have the necessary products and knowledge to handle an infestation with DIY methods.
The area’s secret to termite control is professional assistance from Miche Pest Control. Our expert technicians begin with property inspections that are nothing short of meticulous. We offer these inspections whether or not termite damage is suspected. For some, it’s a proactive measure, while for others, it allows us to determine the type and extent of damage. From there, we provide spot treatments for both live and past termite activity. Once that step is complete, we install the Trelona® Advance® Termite Baiting System, which provides property owners with continuous protection from termites. This is a top-rated product and is one of the highest quality offerings in the industry. All of our termite control offerings are also backed by our pest-free guarantee and come with our unsurpassed customer support. For more information on these services, contact us today.
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