Is Your Souderton Home Protected Against Termite Threats?
March 7, 2019
Did you know that the most common termite in Pennsylvania is the subterranean termite? They are very social insects that work in a caste system to help take care of their colony. The worker termites eat the cellulose that is contained in wood, leaf debris, and soil. They build their massive colonies, which can hold up to 2 million termites, under the ground. They don’t like exposure to open air, so they build mud tubes to travel through to find their food. In nature, their work is crucial in breaking down old dead trees, stumps, and other vegetation, turning it into rich soil. However, termites that discover the wood inside a home on their quest to find food can be very destructive.
If your Souderton home is not protected against the threat of termites, you could be leaving your home vulnerable to extensive structural damage and costly repairs. Each year, in the United States alone, home and business owners spend approximately $5 billion dollars because of termites.
As spring approaches you will want to be on the lookout for termite swarms. This is when the colony sends out new adult termites to start building new colonies, which will compound your termite problem. All of those new colonies will send out members to forage for food, and your home is on their menu. They will silently eat the wood of your home from the inside out including furniture, walls, ceilings, floors, and structural beams.
You may see swarmers flying out one day in the spring or find their discarded wings left around windows and sills. Other signs of a termite infestation can include small exit holes in wood, mud tubes along foundations, and soft or hollow wood. If your ceilings are sagging, walls are warped, or floors become uneven, you may have a termite problem. If you see any of these signs, you will want to take action immediately. However, termite eradication is not easy to do on your own. Their nests are too well hidden and too far away to effectively reach with over-the-counter products. Getting rid of termites requires a professional termite control company to do it completely, to guarantee your home is termite-free.
Moyer Pest Control is your go-to termite control option in Souderton. We keep health and safety in mind so we use EPA-registered Integrated Pest Management (IPM) products and methods. You can gain peace of mind that your home is termite-free. Your home will also be protected from termites in the future when you sign up for our year-round residential termite control service. Give us a call today. We can usually start right away and are committed to responding as soon as possible to give you the relief you need from termite destruction.