Warning! Keep your eyes open and your ears listening. It is time to pay attention to the most terrible pest: termites. These insects cause billions of dollars worth of damage across the country, every year. They eat wood and paper, which means that your home could be next.
What makes termites so dangerous is that they tend to be undetectable without a professional inspection. Subterranean termites live underground, affecting the structure of your home, and are therefore considered to create the most damage. Dry-wood termites attack above ground, and they have their sneaky ways.
Listen carefully. You might hear the subtle sound of clicking through the walls. Termites communicate to one another by shaking their bodies and banging their heads on the wood. Termites also make noises from their chewing.
Look closely. You may be surprised to know that a certain type of termite can fly. Like other flying insects, they are attracted to light and will swarm around collected water. If you see flying termites, it is likely that they have been looking to mate and establish a new colony in your home. In addition, termites shed their wings shortly after finding a mate.
It is easy to confuse termites for other types of insects. Most people mistake termites for white ants. However, there is no such thing is a white ant, which means that if you see something that looks like one, it is probably a termite. A termite has an even width throughout its body, which tends to look like the shape of rice grains.
“Galleries” are the tunnels that termites make inside of wood, however these tunnels are very difficult to detect without laboratory equipment. You can check for termites by tapping on your wood. If it sounds hollow, it may have been eaten by termites. If you notice that your wood doors and window frames are suddenly stiff and hard to open, it may be due to the moisture produced by termites as they eat. The moisture damages and changes the shape of the wood.
They also build mud-like tubes along surfaces in order to travel discreetly. But by the time you have noticed these signs, severe damage may already have been done. Noticing these clues can prevent further damage, but a professional termite inspector can detect the presence of termites even earlier. Regular inspections are highly recommended at least every year for the most thorough method of prevention. Natural Science Exterminator states on their website that they offer a free inspection and $100 off your treatment if you contact them. You can take a proactive measure against a potential termite infestation and save thousands of dollars on extermination and repair costs in the long run.
If you are looking for a pest control service in Garden Grove, Natural Science Exterminating is a certified and family owned business that offers safe, effective, and environmentally friendly termite extermination. They use tent fumigation as the last resort. All of their work is fully licensed and bonded. You can give them a call.
Natural Science Exterminating
11642 Knott Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92841, United States