It Takes Force to Remove Termites from Your Souderton Home
October 9, 2019
Our region deals with one particular type of termite: subterranean termites. While vital to our ecosystem, termites are not welcome in our Souderton homes. They do billions of dollars in property damage every year. Termites are a pest that cannot be controlled or eradicated with DIY treatments. It takes force to remove them from your Souderton home in the form of professional termite control from Moyer Pest Control.
Tell Me More About Termites
Termites assist in breaking down decaying cellulose material such as wood. Outdoors, this is helpful for natural composting, renewal, and growth. Indoors, it's a disaster as it can destroy your home. In some parts of the world, people eat termites as part of their regular diet. While you might cringe at this fact, termites provide crucial fat, oils, and proteins in areas where food and mineral sources are lacking. While here in Pennsylvania, we aren't likely to have a snack consisting of termites, this does show that they can be beneficial.
Identifying a Termite Infestation
As the name indicates, subterranean termites stay underground. They go where there is moisture and keep themselves protected from the elements. They travel through mud tubes which look a bit like a mud dauber wasp nest—hardened dirt tubes. If you spot mud tubes around your foundation or going up your walls, it's an indication that you probably have termites. You may also notice signs in your wooden structures that resemble water damage such as swelling or buckling. Additionally, you might spot piles of shavings that resemble sawdust. If you are in the right place at the right time, you may see flying termites, known as swarmers, as they leave the colony in search of a new place to call home.
Protecting Your Home from Termites
It is extremely difficult to prevent termites, but keeping an eye out for signs of them can help. Staying in contact with your local pest control professional is also a good idea. We, here at Moyer Pest Control, are experts in protecting Souderton homes from termites.
We use the GreenEye Alert monitoring station to detect signs of termites. If termites are found, we use the trusted Termidor® treatment program to get rid of them and to keep your home protected in the future. We also offer the option of having termite protection included with our year-round pest control program. Contact us today to see how Moyer Pest Control can force subterranean termites out of your Souderton home.