Termites Control Services For Homes and Businesses
Do you have termites in your home? Termites cost homeowners around $600,000 annually. Termites also cause damage to property that is not covered by homeowner’s insurance. Though it is essential for owners to take steps to prevent pest infestation, most homes with termites will need termite control services. This guide covers all aspects of termite extermination for homeowners, including signs of termites, eradication and prevention, and final termite control service.
Understanding termite control & prevention
If you want to understand termite control and prevention, it’s vital first to understand what termites are and how they damage buildings. Then you can choose the most appropriate type of treatment for your home.
Termites are winged insects that live underground in colonies that consist of three or more queens, workers, soldiers, and juvenile males. The queen is the only one who lays eggs and produces males who mate with other queens as part of a reproductive cycle.
Most species of termites feed on wood, but some consume many other types of organic matter such as food products and paper products like book bindings or cardboard shipping material. Some species also have been known to damage brick, concrete, masonry, and metal structures, such as electrical wiring or plumbing pipes under the ground level.
The most common way termites damage homes are by chewing holes in wooden beams and walls where moisture can get trapped between the wood fibers causing it to decay over time. This process can go unnoticed for years until it’s too late for repairs which cause significant structural damage if not repaired quickly enough.
The good news is several ways to prevent termite damage from occurring in your home or business. Understanding termite control & prevention will help you identify early signs of an infestation, as well as help you develop a plan for preventing future damage from occurring
Signs of termites in your home
Termites are a common problem in Canadian homes and often go undetected. The signs of termite infestation vary depending on the species, but some common signs should alert you to the presence of these insects in your home.
Consider these signs of termite activity:
- Excessive moisture around foundation walls or under porches, decks, and other outdoor structures. This indicates that termites have been entering your home through cracks in foundation walls or underneath patios, decks, or other outdoor structures.
- Small holes through the wood are not part of a structure, such as foundation walls or porches. This can indicate that termites have tunneled into your home through wall voids or cracks in foundations where they have found a food source.
- A colony of winged adult female termites emerges from what appears to be structural damage, such as damaged drywall or damaged flooring throughout your home.
- A grainy or white powdery substance around the base of walls and foundation.
- Small piles of soil or wood chips.
Available Types of Termites
Three considered types of termites: Dry wood, damp wood, subterranean
Subterranean termites are the most common type found in homes and buildings. They eat wood products such as flooring, wood furniture, cabinetry, and other items that contain cellulose. Subterranean termites can be found under foundations or crawl spaces where loose soil or rock allows them to access the ground below.
Subterranean termites are black or dark brown with yellowish heads with an orange-brown spot (incisum). They have a white bodies with legs that resemble backward B’s when viewed from above. This species can be distinguished from other types by its distinctive incisum on its head region.
Dry-wood termites prefer to attack dead or dying trees that have fallen over due to age or disease. Dry-wood termite infestations can be treated using Termidor SC (cypermethrin) pest control products
When dry wood termites attack a tree, they tunnel into the bark, causing it to turn black and die. If left untreated, dry wood infestations can spread quickly and cause severe structural damage to homes because of the weight of fallen trees on top of them.
These insects leave behind enormous piles of droppings behind them, making them easier to detect than other types of termites.
Damp-wood termites form colonies that can be large enough to fill a shingle-covered house! These termites live in the damp wood of wet structures like rotting trees or waterlogged wood piles. Damp-wood termites feed on softwoods like pine and spruce, but they also feed on hardwoods like oak and ash.
Damp-wood termites can be found in most parts of Canada, especially in areas with high humidity. They are mainly active during late fall, winter, spring, and early summer when it is cooler outside.
Getting rid of termites
Getting rid of termites is an expensive and time-consuming process that can be done by a professional. Termites thrive in warm, moist environments and are known for their ability to eat wood. Infestations can cause damage to your home, so it’s essential to get rid of them as soon as possible.
There are several types of termites, and each species requires a different treatment plan. In order to effectively treat your property, you’ll need professional help from an exterminator who deals explicitly with termite control services.
The first step in getting rid of termites is inspecting your home for signs of their presence. You may notice small holes or cracks on the walls or floors that the insects’ feeding activities could cause. Look for any droppings, too — they’re easy to spot if you’re looking closely enough!
If you notice signs of infestation, contact a professional exterminator immediately so they can take care of the problem as quickly as possible. They’ll also be able to give you advice on how best to control or eradicate the pests from your home without damaging any other parts of it along the way
Organic and Green Pest Control Services
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Termites can cause severe property damage. Their nests are usually found in places where people do not see them, like under a slab or in small concrete floor cracks. A single colony may contain up to 20,000 termites. Termites eat and destroy wood and other cellulose materials that are found inside and outside your house. Call Maximum today (905) 582-5502 for pest control inspection. We serve residential and commercial customers throughout; Oakville, Burlington, Mississauga, Milton, Scarborough, and Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Act now before it’s too late.