What do termites look like?
They are a threat to our health, and, once they have are determined to attack our property, they are a hassle and can be difficult to manage insects. Termites eat wood and are among the few creatures that are able to accomplish this. In close proximity to our businesses and homes termites can be destructive insects that can nibble away at our buildings for months , or even years before they are noticed by anyone. Outside they are eco-friendly as they eliminate the decaying of wood as well as other organic material.
The Pittsburgh region, we have issues with drywood termites as well as subterranean termites Subterranean termites being a more common problem:
- Subterranean termites are a nirvana in moist soil. They require high levels of moisture and prefer feeding on decaying or water damaged wood.
- Drywood termites are known to prefer nesting in dry wood pieces. Drywood termites make use of wooden structures as a way to forage to find food and also to nest.
Are termites dangerous?
Termites are social, and interact and live together. Although they are small they can be quite large when they work together they can cause massive and expensive damage to the business or home they decide to enter. More than five billion dollars of damage is caused by termites in the United States each year. The best way to guard your most valuable investment the home you live in against termites, is to take a proactive approach and work with an expert.
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What is the reason I’m experiencing a termite issue?
Subterranean termites prefer humidity. If there’s a lot of water within or around your house and there are food sources suitable termites will profit. Subterranean termites traverse the soil or mud tubes that they build between food sources as well as their home. They are silently moving into structures through the foundation or other things such as porch steps, deck posts or wood trim are able to move around and operate without being noticed.
Drywood termites operate a bit differently as they acquire the water they require to live from the wood they reside in and eat from rather than from the moist soil. They can invade structures in a variety of ways, like vents, foundations, gaps around doors and windows or damaged trims, as well as cause damage to roof shingles and soffits.
Termites are a potential problem in every Pennsylvania property, which is why the best method of defending yourself against the pest is to take a proactive approach and set up the right measures to prevent termites from entering your business or home.
Where can I find termites?
The areas of a house or yard that are invaded by subterranean termites are:
- Structural wood is used around windows that leak or doors
- Structural wood in walls where there is an air conditioner that has blown out or pipes that are leaking
- Bathroom wall voids close to bathtubs and sinks
- Poorly ventilated, damp crawl spaces
- Tree stumps, fallen trees old fences made of wood or steps
The areas of a house or yard where drywood termites have invaded are:
- Dry structural lumber pieces
- Sound wooden door or window frames
- Furniture pieces made of wood and antique furniture
- Bare wood can be found on homes porches, decks, or porches.
How can I get rid of termites?
Termites aren’t something to be taken lightly. Make sure your home is protected from termites and eliminate any existing issues by working in Pittsburgh Pest Control. We’ll build an enclosure around your foundation that will get rid of termites that are in your home as well as in the nest with our guarantee-backed services. We’re committed to providing prompt intervention and the most effective termite management services that are available.
Contact Pittsburgh Pest Control today to find out more about how to protect your residential or commercial property from termites that eat wood.
What can I do to prevent termites from occurring in the in the future?
Follow the tips below to avoid issues with termites
- Get rid of decaying and rotting plants off your property.
- Remove the dead tree, or old fences made of wood and play structures out of your backyard.
- Instead of mulching gardens, you can utilize crushed rock or some other non-organic material.
- Remove vegetation from the exterior of your house.
- Check for proper drainage in your yard to avoid problems with moisture.
- Cover up any gaps in the foundation of your home and on walls on the outside to stop small termites from making an entry point.
- Remove any wood that is bare on or close to your property.
- Examine wood pieces and wooden structures or wooden furniture for termites prior moving them onto your property or in your home.
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