Every year, termites are a major cause of damage to buildings, furniture and much more. These Termites are known as damaging pests and are found in homes or the workplace. These pests are also known as the “white ants” and can cause extensive damage to building structures if not treated or inspected by qualified termits control professionals like Big Tom’s Pets Control.
These insects have been on Earth since 120 million years ago and they are very difficult to exterminate without professional help. Let’s dive into identifying them.
Termites range from 0.25 – 0.5 inches. The kings and queens are usually larger and capable of reaching over 1-inch long.
Flying or reproductive Termites contain two-pairs of prominent wings.
The worker termites are light in color and look pale with soft-bodies.
Termites are flying insects and you can find them near the windows of your home. They leave behind their discarded wings. These insects remain active all year round. Termite damage and infestation can be very devastating to your property. However, these are known as “Silent Destroyers” because these insects may thrive and hide in the property with no instant symptoms of damage. Termites consume cellulose present in wooden materials. All property along with construction material, provides the cellulose foods for a termite infestation.
Warning Signs of Termites
Some indication that may suggest a termite infestation are:
-Wood that sounds hollow when someone taps on it.
-Discarded swarmer wings
-The temporary swarm of the winged insects all around the home or from the soil
-Any bubbling or cracked paint or frass known as Termite droppings
-Pinpoint or small holes in the drywall
-Drooping or discolored drywall
Essential steps to prevent home or property from Termites effect:
- The primary key of preventing the home from an attack of termites is to eliminate moisture all around the house. Such as like get rid of standing water on the roof, keep downspouts and gutters clean and repair water pipes or leaking faucets.
- Try to remove sources of termite food like lumber, paper, and firewood away from the crawl space or foundation.
- Try to keep screens on the outside of vents.
If you also want to get rid of Termites attack on your property or construction material of the home, then contact Big Tom’s Pets Control. With the help of our knowledgeable techs and our quick response, you can get rid of or prevent a termite attack.