How to Detect Termites Early
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Termites are one of the most difficult insects to successfully exterminate. Doing it on your own can be nearly impossible, as multiple methods and treatments are often necessary. If even one reproductive worker survives professional treatments, a new colony can build up once again. While hiring a professional termite exterminator is the best way to determine termite activity, it is imperative to know the signs of infestations so you can act quickly. If you suspect termites on your property, call Active Pest Control for professional termite detection services.
Early Signs of Termites in Georgia
Termites hide themselves well, so knowing the signs of their presence is one of the best ways to detect them. If you see any of the following signs, it is vital to contact a termite exterminator promptly for an inspection. These signs include:
- Mud tubes (the tunnels into your home) on the exterior of the building
- Unexplained cracks on internal walls, ceiling beams, or rafters
- Bubbled or sagging areas on the floor
- Floorboards/baseboards feeling weak or sounding hollow
- Broken roof tiles
- Doors and windows sticking
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What Makes Your Home Susceptible
Another variable to consider is the risk factor of your home or property to termites. Certain homes are more vulnerable to a termite infestation, so consider these aspects when determining risk. Many new homes have chemical barriers in the soil around homes or in the lumber in the house to repel termites from wanting to come near the new building. That being said,
- Older homes (over 30 years old) are most likely to face an infestation.
- With residential properties, outside damage is much more common than inside damage, meaning that fences and landscaping structures are more likely to be infested than the structure of the home.
- Inspections are also one of the indicators of termite infestations. Not surprisingly, the more often inspections occur, the less likely an infestation could happen.
How to Detect Termite Damage
When termites feed on the cellulose inside of wood, the wood source will eventually become brittle and hollow. Piles of wood or timber infested by termites appear carved and tunneled through. Occasionally, it is possible to notice wood shavings or splintered wood pieces. Some even consider termite infestations to resemble water damage.
Professional Termite Detection Services
It is challenging to detect and exterminate termites without professional help. Active Pest Control wants to take the stress off your hands and successfully eradicate your termite problem. Our team has thorough inspections, trusted treatments, and year-round service to keep your home safe from termites. All you need to do is make the call, and Active Pest Control will take it from there!Back to Termite Exterminators, Control & Removal
How to Detect Termites Early in Georgia
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