Since the highest concentration of termite infestations stem in the southern states, such as Texas, the termite damage costs homeowners across our state in extensive property damages every year. We understand the destruction they can cause and the importance of having them eliminated when they are first noticed. Effective termite removal is essential, but to ensure it is effective and thorough, homeowners need a termite inspection. Today we at A Five Star Termite & Pest Control would like to elaborate on termite inspection services.
Termites are Hard to See
As a very destructive pest, termite infestations are covert insects that can eat the wooden elements of your home for months without detection. Excessive termite damage is an expensive repair and the termite damage threatens the integrity of the structure of your home. Not only can termite inspections identify suspected termite activity, but investing in routine termite inspection can save you money in the long term. In order to find any signs of termites, professionals can inspect your home. Because termite colonies live inside the wood and ground out of sight, it is usually challenging for the homeowner to spot these signs.
What Termite Inspectors Check For?
During the termite inspection, there are many visual markers the professional inspector looks for, they include hollow wood, termite galleries, termite excrement, wood texture, and other signs depending on the species. When a colony is close, they leave behind indications of their activities which a trained professional can spot easily. In order to prevent future infestations, it is essential to identify the point of entry used by the termites.
What Prevents & Keeps Termites Away?
Food Source Elimination. With insatiable hunger, termites eat constantly and eliminating the food source helps. Keep away from the house the firewood, newspaper, scrap wood, and old branches. Be sure any wood near or in your house is treated.
Remove Excess Moisture. Termites need the basics, food and water. Since they have hard exoskeletons that do not retain water, moisture is essential. Steady sources of water or environments that are humid are searched out by termites. Get rid of excess moisture, like fixing plumbing and fixtures and maintain humidity.
Prune Shrubs. Termites get access to your home more easily from the shrubs they have already moved in. You should take care to trim bushes and other plants that are close to your, you don’t have to remove all the vegetation.
Seal Access Points. Termites will look for any weakness in the structure to gain entry.
Termites can still get in through cracks in the foundation, even if you think that you are protected because your home has a concrete slab. Cracks in your vents, mortar, cracks in your window and door seals, and more. Seal up any cracks that you find.
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A Five Star Termite & Pest Control is ready and prepared to protect your home with our termite inspections. Depending on the species of termite and the extent of the infestation, our experts will recommend specific treatment methods. With the assistance of termite infestations can be combated using baits, or injecting chemicals into the wood. Some infestations can require tenting or fumigation. Call A Five Star Termite & Pest Control and let us take care of the termite problem in your home or business.