Termites are one of the most dangerous pests a home or a business can have. Termites can bite and sting and termites even cause allergic reactions and asthma attacks. The real issue with termites, however, is the damage they will do to your property. Termites gnaw away at wooden components of a home or office. In the short term, this damage can be unsightly and ruin the property value of a space. In the longer term, termite infestations can actually damage the structural integrity of a building by destroying load-bearing beams. Regardless, if you have a termite problem you will want it handled quickly.
Signs of Termites
There are a variety of signs of termites that every business owner and homeowner should be aware of. Generally, you want to be aware of the damage and leftover debris that termites leave. Termite nests can be very hard to find, so having an awareness of the mess that termites make is extremely valuable. When looking for signs of damage be aware of wood that sounds hollow when knocked on, squeaking or buckling floorboards, and discolored drywall that has pinpoint size holes in it. You should also look for termite wings, swarms of termites, and mud tubes that termites create in the drywall to freely enter and leave your home.
Commercial Termite Inspection In Massachusetts
Absolut Pest Control works with businesses as well as homeowners and apartment/condo property managers to provide the best full-service termite solutions. We can perform inspections that will cover your building from top to bottom. We recommend that businesses and properties have a regular pest inspection yearly. Many pests can go unnoticed, and yearly inspections can catch pests or vulnerabilities in a property before damage is done. The best kind of pest control service is preventative pest control. During an inspection, we will look for any vulnerabilities in your property that would make it susceptible to termite infestation. These include problems with weather stripping, excess moisture, and issues with your foundation.
Residential Termite Monitoring Services
Absolut Pest Control also assists in monitoring for termites. Alongside our routine termite inspections, we can monitor buildings that have had issues with termites in the past. We believe it is vital for businesses and homes that they receive preventative pest control. Any homeowner knows that getting rid of a pest doesn’t stop new pests from arriving. That is why when our team exterminates or removes a pest, our next project is to help lower the risk of a repeat infestation. We do this by examining a property and frequently checking in to make sure that the property remains pest resistant. Contact our team to learn more about this service.
Termite Extermination Services
When removing termites from a building, there are a variety of options we have as pest control professionals. Depending on the level of infestation and various factors that may affect the property. we also assure our customers that we will find the best method to quickly and effectively remove termites. Our team will walk you through our entire process so you and your family are aware of what you need to do before and after the service.
Frequently Asked Questions: Termites
Absolut Pest Control has been providing termite fumigation and extermination services to our service area for more than 20 years. Our team of expert exterminators is always willing to answer any questions you might have about termites over the phone, however, we have compiled this short list of frequently asked questions for your benefit.
How Do I Know If I Have Termites?
The best way to know whether or not you have termites is to have a licensed pest control expert perform a termite inspection. However, you can also check for termites on your own. Look for mud tubes that termites create around your basement walls, look for termite wings that have been shed, and look for gnawed wood.
Is Termite Extermination Safe For My Children Or Pets?
Termite extermination products are designed to be unharmful to humans. However, all pesticides to contain toxic ingredients at different levels of strength. That is why it is important to discuss this with your pest control provider. They can ensure that you are informed of the warnings and know how to avoid any issues.
What Do Termites Look Like?
Termites look very similar to ants to the untrained eye. They are typically between a quarter and half an inch in length. Termites have straight antennae and can range in color from white to light brown. Swarming termites are darker and look more similar to ants. Working termites are harder to spot since they are usually not out in the open, but they tend to be whiter in color.
How Do You Tell The Difference Between Termites & Ants
The key difference between a typical ant and a termite is wings. Termites wings and many ants do not. Flying ants have wings, but their wings are not uniform in size. Termite wings are longer and all the same length. Aside from wings, ants have bent antennae but termites have straight antennae.
How Do I Tell If I Have Termite Damage?
There are many signs of termite damage that you should be aware of. Small pinpoint holes in your drywall, wood that is scuffed or sounds hollow when tapped, discolored drywall, buckling wooden floorboards, mud tubes around the foundation of your home, and squeaky floorboards are all signs of termite damage. If you notice these signs, you should call a pest control provider.
Are There DIY Termite Removal Options?
There are a few options on the market for DIY termite control. They include bait and termiticides. However, in situations where these solutions do not work or are not working quickly enough, we highly recommend working with a professional pest control expert.
How Do I Prevent Termites?
Reducing moisture in your home can decrease the risk of termite infestation. Always make sure to repair issues with your plumbing, clear your gutters, and keep your basement dry by inspecting for issues with weather stripping around windows and the foundation. Businesses should schedule regular termite inspections.
Other Questions? Contact Absolut Pest Control
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