Termite Inspection

Termite InspectionDo you have termites in your home? No DIY method will work to eliminate them. Instead, you will have to call a professional Arizona pest control company to deal with them.

We recommend that you should do this as soon as you realize you have a termite infestation. According to research, this pest can cause damage that is worth $ 50 billon a on a yearly basis. So before the situation gets worse and you lose your money, you should take help from the pros.

Before pest control companies implement a pest treatment method, they conduct and identify all probable sites that are breeding places. Termites live in places that are not so easily reached and so are not so easy to detect. Still there are some signs which serve to notify these sites.

If you ever conduct a termite inspection, here are some signs which an Arizona pest control service will look for in your house.

Swarmers

When a termite colony has been successfully established, it starts producing adult termites. This usually happens in a couple of years. These adult termites, which have been named alates establish their own nest in the spring season when temperatures are normal and humidity is in the air. Now these nests release new termites which disperse quickly and are characterized by wings. If you notice any of these, there is a good chance that there is termite nest, and possibly a colony in your house.

Termite inspectors also observe these termite swarms and use them for identification purposes.

Mud Tubes

Mud tubes are another sign of a termite infestation. Termites are prone to quick dehydration, and need to seek shelter in an enclosed environment where they can maintain appropriate humidity levels. As such, they construct mud tubes which are often found near the walls of your house, near your plumbing system, in the crawl space and even in your attic. In other words, you can observe them at possible entry points of your house. Mud tubes, which are also known as shelter tubes, are used by the termites to travel into open spaces. Since termites cannot pass through structures like concrete footers, they build these tubes around them.

Mud in Joints and Crevices

Termites are in the habit of sealing small gaps so that that they can make themselves more comfortable and stay away from others. If previous small openings in your house have been filled up with dirt, it is probably the work of termites.

Damaged Wood

This is the most obvious sign of a termite infestation, but you will notice it only when the infestation has become huge. Damage to wooden surface is noticeable at the very end. However, termite inspectors do tap wooden structures and if a hollow sound is emitted, it indicates the presence of termites. At times, you may also see mud near damaged wood.

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