Now You Can Have A Termite-Free Elizabeth City Home!
The world needs termites. They are vital for decomposition and are an asset to nature. Your home, on the other hand, does not need termites. It was not built with them in mind, and it by no means needs to be decomposed. Your home is your shelter. If termites invade, they can weaken the structure of your home and gouge your bank account with repair costs. In fact, they cost United States property owners a staggering 5 billion dollars each year. In short, termites are not a pest to be taken lightly. If you are looking for an effective and long-lasting solution for termites, we have just the answer for you here at Albemarle Termite & Pest Control.
Signs Of A Termite Infestation
When termites get into homes, they don’t often announce their presence. Unlike ants, centipedes, and flies, termites prefer to stay out of sight. To be fair, they don’t have a need to come out, the reason they stay out of sight is that your walls have everything they need. They provide them with shelter from the elements, and with a near-infinite amount of food, wood. Over time, the damage termites cause can become recognizable by a few signs. If ceilings start dipping, wallpaper begins to bubble, and support beams begin to buckle, you can assume termites are around. The problem is, you don’t want these signs to be how you find termites.
To spot termites early, you need to know a few things:
The first thing you should know is that the most common species of termite in the area, the subterranean termite, will usually only invade wood that has been softened by water damage or rot. Although finding structural wood in your home that has been affected in this way does not definitively prove the presence of termites, it does show that a termite infestation is very possible.
The second thing you should know is that termites often construct mud tubes to cross non-wood surfaces. These tunnels are designed to keep termites moist on their way to invade your home’s wood. Finding these mud tubes crawling up your home’s exterior foundation is a great early sign to spot termites.
Finally, you should know that there is a time when termites can be seen. This is during swarming season when fully mature termite colonies release what are called termite swarmers. These winged termites fly around and look for new locations to build nests. If you are seeing what appears to be white flying ants around your home, there is a good chance that a termite colony is nearby and most likely already eating away at your home.
Beyond these warning signs, the only way to truly know if termites are around is to let the professionals here at Albemarle Termite & Pest Solutions inspect your property. We have advanced tools and equipment designed to spot termites and we would be happy to determine if your home is termite-free.
How Albemarle Can Ensure Termites Stay Away
Inspection or not, we highly recommended that you invest in long-term termite control for your home. So does your home insurance provider. If you didn’t know, termite damage is not covered in most home protection plans, it is considered “a preventable disaster” meaning it is your responsibility to get your home the protection it needs.
When it comes to keeping your home termite-free, you need our help. Here at Albemarle Termite & Pest Solutions, we offer effective and long-lasting treatments to defend your home against termite damage. With this, you get a 100% guarantee. If termites get past our defenses, we will come back and retreat your property at no extra cost to you. With over 75 years of pest control experience and a highly dedicated team of pest control professionals, you can be sure that Albemarle is your best option around. Give us a call today if you have questions or would like to schedule treatments for your Elizabeth City property.