Termites are one of the most invasive insects. Not only do they invade homes, but they also consume them inch by inch. Termites can eat up to twelve pounds of wood a year. This can lead to extensive damage in a home. Regrettably, homeowners are not always aware when there is a problem with termites. It behooves them to schedule a yearly inspection of their home so they will know when a termite invasion has occurred.
Termites are small insects that can be pale or black in color. Some species of termites have wings, and they will shed them at certain periods in their life cycle. These shed wings resemble fish scales and may be found in piles throughout a home that has a termite problem. If a homeowner notices these wings, it is important they seek Termite Control Services right away so the problem can be taken care of.
People are often unaware they have a termite problem until wood areas in their home become damaged. Weakened flooring, ceilings, and furniture may result when termites are present in a home. If any wood areas appear weak or seem to be hollow, the home needs Termite Control Services right away.
Other signs of termites are more subtle and do not necessarily mean termites have invaded a home. Mud tube nests may be present on the outside of buildings. Homeowners may also notice swarms of termites living around the foundation of their home, under leaves and mulch. In the spring, termites can sometimes be seen swarming around light fixtures. If homeowners see any of these signs, it would be prudent for them to have their home inspected to be sure termites are not a problem.
When a pest control specialist treats a home for termites, the goal is to take care of all of the insects in all stages of growth. This involves using special bait stations that allow the adults to feed their young with the insecticide.
If you are dealing with any signs of termites, contact Bowman Termite and Pest Management LLC. They can take care of your termite issues so your home can be free of these unwanted pests. You can follow them on Twitter.