The Key To Preventing Termite Damage In Montgomery County

a termite chewing on wood

Unlike most pests that search for food and water, termites search for damp or decaying wood. Termites are the most destructive pest to invade your home. They remain well hidden from humans, chew through wooden structures, and expand their population. Termites are a challenging pest to remove, and the damage can cost thousands of dollars in repairs and renovations to your home. For professional pest control in Montgomery County, contact M.A.D. Exterminators and reclaim ownership of your home!

A Guide To Identifying Termite Damage

One of the reasons termites in Montgomery County can cause extreme damage is that they remain so well hidden in your home and your property. Subterranean termites are the most common type of its species to invade your home. A small colony burrows in moist soil as workers branch out and create elaborate tunnels or mud tubes for traveling. Once they reach the foundations of your home, they tunnel into the wood from below. You never see termites until you begin to see damage around your home. Signs of termite damage resemble water damage, which could be your first clue.

Other signs include:

  • Discarded wings near doors and windows
  • Mud tubes
  • Hollow-sounding wood
  • Uneven or bubbling paint
  • Piles of feces that resemble sawdust

If you're unsure about the potential signs of termites, get a second opinion from the pest control experts at M.A.D. Exterminators for extra safety and security.

The Extent Of Property Damage Termites Can Create

Termites have hard, sawtooth jaws that bite off small wood fragments. They socialize in colonies made up of workers, soldiers, and swarmers. A small colony contains up to 60,000 termites consuming five grams of wood each day. After several years, termites can collapse a building, causing significant financial costs for the owner.

A large termite infestation can speed up the process and go so far as to feed on wooden furnishings in your home, creating unstable living conditions. Contact M.A.D. Exterminators for effective termite control services in Montgomery County.

Effective Termite Prevention Tips For Montgomery County Properties

Termite prevention can be made easy with the help of our expert advice to deter termites from coming near your Montgomery County property.

We recommend to:

  • Remove tree stumps, fallen trees, wood piles, leaf piles, and other debris from your yard & property.
  • Cut back overgrown landscaping, shrubs, and bushes on your property, and trim brush away from the exterior of your home to allow the sun to dry out the soil.
  • Leave a stone barrier between your home's foundation and any soil or mulch.
  • Unclog gutters and repair leaky fixtures.
  • Seal cracks in your home's foundation.
  • Limit soil-to-wood contact on your property and around your home.
  • Place weatherstripping around all windows and doors.
  • Remove any water-damaged wood from your property.
  • Use dehumidifiers to reduce moisture levels in your home.

Termite prevention steps will help keep termites away from your Montgomery County home, but will not be sufficient if you already have an active colony. The less attractive your home is to termites, the farther they'll stay away. Moisture is a huge attraction for most pests and should always be maintained around your home.

The Best Form Of Termite Protection For Montgomery County Homeowners

As a family-owned pest control company in Pennsylvania since 1938, we have spent decades ensuring the safety of our nearby counties from pests with quality service and products that provide effective treatments for all your pest needs. Regardless of whether you need termite removal or prevention, M.A.D. Exterminators has your safety at the forefront of our minds. If you suspect a termite infestation in Montgomery County, don't hesitate to call us, to get started and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Montgomery County.