When you see a termite, you might not be all that impressed. They’re generally very small – it’s very rare to see one bigger than inch long – and they appear fairly innocuous. Don’t let their small size fool you. Termites are absolutely capable of causing enough damage to absolutely destroy your home. They’re a serious threat that needs to be addressed immediately.
What are the signs you have termites?
As a Holbrook pest control company, there are a number of signs we look for when a homeowner tells us they suspect they may have termites. One of the first signs that a homeowner usually notices is that a door no longer opens or closes as easily as it once did. Windows can also be compromised by termite damage.
The other common first sign of termites is when a bunch of flying termites swarms around the property. This can be a very disconcerting sight, particularly for the new homeowner who’d been unaware that there was a termite issue to consider.
Other common signs of termites include a knocking sound – sometimes called head banging – that’s created by worker termites going about their chosen occupation of eating your property up. When one of our Holbrook pest control professionals knocks on the home’s wooden frames, there’s often a hollow sound. Visual inspection of the wood will reveal tunnels, where the termites have happily been chewing their way through the structure of your home. We also look for frass, which is the technical name for termite droppings.
What does the Holbrook pest control company do to control termites?
Getting termites out of the home requires a total solution that eliminates adult termites as well as the larvae that will grow into new termites. We use a variety of pesticides that are safe for humans and pets while very effective against termites. Once the population has been eliminated, we provide follow up treatment to keep them from coming back.