Termites are insects that cause great amounts of damage to homes and businesses. Unfortunately, many property owners are not aware they have a termite problem until they notice the damage. It is essential homeowners have a yearly termite inspection carried out and take measures to protect their home.
Signs of Termites
There are several signs home and business owners can look for to determine if they are dealing with termites in Columbia MD. If any of the following signs are noticed, is imperative a homeowner seeks immediate pest control services so these pests can be removed from the home and it can be protected against further infestations.
- Weak wood areas in flooring, walls, and furniture
- Sounds of munching behind walls
- Subterranean tunnels and mud tubes
- Piles of waste that resemble sawdust
- Shed termite wings in windows
- Swarms of termites in spring months
Ignoring the warning signs of termites is a big mistake that costs home and business owners millions of dollars each year. Often, thousands of dollars in damages can occur before a property owner is even made aware they have a termite problem.
How Does the Pest Control Specialist Remove Termites?
There are many schools of thought on the best methods for removing termites. Because these insect pests often reside behind walls and under flooring, a special approach must be taken to make sure all stages of life are destroyed.
Gas methods are often used because these can be pumped into every crack and crevice in the home so all stages of termite life are destroyed. Tenting is the most common method because this completely seals the home so no termites are able to escape and the gases are concentrated enough to do their job.
Once the termites have been destroyed, the home or business will need to be protected by a barrier that will help to prevent a reinfestation. This will need to be renewed as often as recommended.
If you would like to schedule an appointment, call the office right away. They are the pest control specialists home and business owners can rely on for all of their needs.