Identifying And Getting Rid Of A Termite Infestation In Your Delaware County Home
Pest control in Delaware County is what we do best! We know exactly how difficult it can be to keep your home free of nuisance wildlife and other pests, particularly during the warmer months.
While the wildlife here in Delaware County isn’t necessarily the scariest in the world, we do actually play host to a number of problematic critters that can really cause headaches for homeowners.
Today, we’re taking a close look at the termite, an insect that is great at remaining hidden and undetected – and even better at damaging homes during their stay.
How To Identify A Termite Infestation
Though termites themselves are very difficult to detect due to their tendency to stay out of sight, there are many signs of termites that are far easier to notice.
If you’re checking your home for the presence of termites, it’s more sensible to be on the lookout for these signs than the actual insects. Termite identification for homeowners really comes down to assessing damages and inferring whether or not they are similar to the damages that termites cause.
Here are some things to be on the lookout for:
- Any discolored or sagging drywall.
- Small thumbtack-sized holes in the walls.
- Floorboards that make noise when walked on, and worsen over time.
- Hollow-sounding wood where there should be an indication of strong supports.
None of these things guarantee that termites are hanging around, but taken together, they may constitute clues that termites are on the property.
The Extent Of Damage Termites Can Cause To Your Home
There are many different kinds of termites in Delaware County, but the damage they can cause is roughly ubiquitous among the many species. These insects feed on wood pulp, and so they quite literally digest the support structure of your home. That food source is virtually inexhaustible to these critters, so there’s no “waiting it out” or any hopes of the termites leaving on their own.
Uncontested and left to their own devices, these critters can wreak utter havoc on a home, rendering it unsafe for occupation in just a few years’ time.
That’s what makes calling in a professional solution in a timely manner so critical. Every week of delay is another week the termites have had to treat your home’s structure as a fine dining experience, damaging it all the while.
How To Identify And Remove Factors That Attract Termites
Effective termite control for homeowners largely comes down to prevention. Only professionals stand a chance at stopping an infestation in its tracks, but homeowners have the best odds at keeping termites out of their home to begin with if they’re proactive about it.
Removing the factors that attract termites to your home is easy: remove free-standing water sources (even a leaky hose outdoors). Clean up outdoor spills, food, and garbage.
Last but not least, practice good lawn care! Termites use brush, firewood, and similar materials as a super highway right into our homes!
Contact The Pros For Total Termite Control For Your Home
Termite removal is best left to the home pest control pros. When there are active termites in a home, there’s not much homeowners can do on their own. These pests are simply too numerous, regenerative of their populations, and have a nearly limitless supply of food at their disposal.
Paired with the fact that they live largely out of sight and are active when we are sleeping and our guards are down, termites are extremely difficult to rid one’s home of. That is, for homeowners. For M.A.D. Exterminators, Inc., it’s a simple solution! Pick up the phone today to get started.