(Termite Damage)

TERMITE INFORMANTION:

Termites are often called the “silent destroyer” because they enter your home, eat your structure and you never know they are there.  In the Triangle area we deal with one variety of termites, which is the Eastern Subterranean Termite.  The Eastern Subterranean Termite lives underground and are as common as our everyday ants.  Each step that you have taken today there was termite activity below your feet.  Termites feed on cellulose-plants materials such as dead wood and plants. This is a very valuable part of our eco-system but unfortunately all of our homes are built using some form of cellulose-based material which makes it easy for termites to invade the home and cause serious damage to the structural integrity of the house.

 

 

 

 

Since termites are a constant threat to your home, here are some things you can do during the year to help maintain the effectiveness of your termite treatment plan. Small Steps make a big difference in termite prevention and sustaining an effective termite treatment plan. Start by eliminating moisture conditions and termite food around your home. These simple steps make your home a less attractive target, helping deter termites.

 

Eliminate Moisture Problems:

  • Repair leaking faucets, water pipes, and A/C units

  • Divert water from foundation

  • Remove excessive plant cover and wood mulch

 

Remove Termite Food Sources:

  • Keep firewood, lumber or paper away from foundation or crawl space

  • Get rid of stumps and debris near house

  • Wood on your home shouldn’t contact the soil

  • Termite Warning Signs & Identification

 

 

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP PROTECT YOUR HOME?

SOME INDICATIONS YOU MAY HAVE A TERMITE INFESTATION:

  • A temporary swarm of winged insects in your home or from the soil around your home.

  • Any cracked or bubbling paint or frass (termite droppings).

  • Wood that sounds hollow when tapped.

  • Mud tubes on exterior walls, wooden beams or in crawl spaces.

  • Discarded wings from swarmers.

(Termite Swarmers)

(Mud Tubes on Exterior Wall)

(Termites Feeding on a Wooden Structure)

Ask us about our annual “PMI” (Preventative Maintenance Inspection) program  

and receive a Free Termite Inspection!

David Jones

Home Services

General Home Inspections,

Septic Inspections, Termite Inspections and General Pest Control 

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