Known as one of the most destructive pests, termites can wreak havoc on nearly every part of your home. If you suspect you have a termite infestation, turn to Alta Pest Control. Our skilled technicians have the tools, technologies, products, and expertise necessary to stop termites in their tracks and restore safety and comfort to your home.
Are Termites Dangerous?
Termites are often referred to as the “silent destroyers” because they hide in the small spaces in your home and thrive on consuming all cellulose-based plant materials. The most common cellulose-based material is wood, which is often used to build the framework for a home and is used in hardwood floors, baseboards, cabinets, and other features. Homeowners often do not discover these “silent destroyers” until the damage they’ve caused becomes severe enough for them to notice.
A termite infestation is very serious and could affect the very framework of your house. Homes of any construction type in almost any environment are vulnerable to infestations and by the time the homeowner discovers the termites, it could be too late.
How Do I Know If I Have Termites?
While termites often thrive in secret, there are warning signs to keep in mind. If you notice any of these warning signs in your home, contact the termite control pros at Alta Pest Control immediately.
Signs of Termites:
- Cracked or bubbling paint or frass (termite excrement)
- Wood that sounds hollow when you tap it
- Temporary swarms of winged insects in your home or the soil around your house
- Discarded insect wings
- Mud tubes on exterior walls, beams, or crawl spaces
Where Do Termites Come From?
Termites can come from anywhere, and cross colonies from yard to yard or from foundation to foundation. As homes and building structures settle over time, cracks and gaps may appear around pipes and wires which create an open door to termites and other pests.
What Attracts Termites?
- Wooden structures like porches or decks built-in direct contact with the ground
- Damp soil near the foundation
- Stacks of firewood against the house
- Trees or shrubs planted near the building
It’s also important to keep in mind that above-ground structures or locations that stay damp or moist for prolonged periods of time can support termites without forcing them to return to the moist conditions in the soil. If the termites can stay in one place, they can do more damage and continue to wreak havoc on your home.
How To Prevent Termites
The best way to prevent termites is by enlisting the help of a trained pest control technician. However, there are ways to take matters into your own hands.
To Prevent a Termite Infestation, We Recommend That You:
- Repair leaking faucets, AC units, and water pipes
- Keep gutters clean
- Seal entry points around water and utility lines
- Remove standing water around your home.
- Keep firewood and lumber away from the foundation or crawl space
- Remove standing water from your roof
While these things help to prevent termites, they aren’t always 100% effective. Contact a termite control technician to ensure your home has the maximum level of protection against termites.
The Alta Pest Control Difference
At Alta Pest Control, we know the cost of an infestation can be high. That is why our termite control specialists use less invasive methods to protect your home so you can rest assured that your house is pest-free. Our team will create a comprehensive plan tailored to your specific needs. Once a plan is in place, we cover every entry point and perimeter to ensure maximum coverage and protection from termites and other pests.
When You Turn to Alta Pest Control, You Can Expect:
- Fully licensed technicians
- A pest-free guarantee
- Flexible scheduling
- Customized solutions
- Same-day and emergency services
- Competitive pricing
When you need a termite control technician, choose a specialist you can trust. Choose Alta Pest Control and get a free quote today!
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