Get Rid of Termites
Capable of causing billions of dollars in damages every year, termites can cause serious issues for you and your home. This makes the need for home termite control and indoor termite control incredibly important. These pesky insects normally feed on wood but also can damage insulation, metal, paper, and even swimming pool liners. Beyond these materials, termites can damage living trees and greenery outside your home.
In the springtime, large numbers of winged termites, often referred to as swarmers, will infiltrate homes in Mobile, AL, and beyond. The warmer temperatures encourage swarmers to take flight and start new colonies. After they’ve found an ideal breeding ground, the swarmers drop to the ground, shed their wings, and pair off with mates. Their eggs are laid in the underlying soil. Swarmers are incapable of eating wood, making a potential infestation inside your home somewhat unlikely. However, their mere presence may be indicative of a termite infestation somewhere indoors. If you spot signs of termites in your home, you need to act promptly. You may require professional home termite control if a large infestation is detected.
Swarmers are often attracted to light and can be found near windows and doors. While seeing swarmers emerging from trees in your yard isn’t necessarily cause for concern, finding them in the foundation of your home certainly is. Swarmers look similar to winged ants, so be sure you know the difference between these two types of insects.
Typical signs of a termite infestation include mud tubes across foundation walls, columns, support piers, and floor joists. These tubes will normally have the diameter of a pencil but can be thicker in some instances.
It isn’t easy to know whether or not you have a termite infestation. Luckily, the best termite control service can ensure that your home is free of termites. Termite infestations that are left alone can cause catastrophic damage to your home. While it may not be visible right away, termites can eat away at the structural wood within your home.
If you think you may be dealing with termites, call the professionals at Bama Pest Control today! We’ll be happy to provide you with a free estimate regarding your needed services and be sure to give you peace of mind when it comes to the structural integrity of your home.