Termites are known as the most destructive and wood-damaging pests in the United States, and their impact is most felt in the southern parts of the United States. About $2 billion is spent yearly on the prevention and control of termites, and the most prevalent type of termite, many homes and property owners deal with, is the subterranean termite. They live under the ground, and they usually have to move up a structure where they wreak havoc on the structure.
Termites are “social insects” as they live underground in a colony or nest close to a tree, wooden structure, or any other food source. They are capable of forming large colonies and can be very aggressive. They damage wood at a very quick rate and can go undetected for a long time.
How To Get Rid of Termites
While prevention is the best measure, sometimes you may have a termite infestation on your hands and not be aware. Thus, working with an expert like Blaums Termite and Pest Control is your best bet to get rid of the termites in your home. Blaum’s termite experts have the knowledge and expertise to detect, identify, treat, and monitor the activities of subterranean termites. Our experts understand that structures vary and will, therefore, create a unique treatment program that suits your termite situation. Getting rid of termites is an ongoing process, and our treatment plan is in three distinct steps – Identification, Treatment, and Routine Inspection. Our team can deliver the best solution that gets rid of termites and keep them away permanently.
The first step when preventing termites is to be at alert and be able to identify them. Termites are usually 14 to 15mm long, including their wings, and they have a pale yellow to brownish-yellow color. The best place to check for termites is to probe hollow spots in exposed wood.
Subterranean termites live under the ground where they build mud tubes. Their swarming usually comes after a warm rainy day during summer or spring. They love lights, and if they find a constant supply of moisture above the ground, they may create secondary nests above ground. They build this nest with a combination of wood, soil, feces, and saliva.
They cause severe damages to shrubs, trees, landscape timbers, utility poles, and underground electrical and telephone cables. They also infest homes, business buildings, ships, and boats.
What is Blaum's Strategy For Controlling Termites?
A Blaum’s Termite specialist will visit your home or property to check your foundation for wood debris, exposed wood, moisture in crawl spaces, and any other thing that may attract the infestation of termites. We use state-of-the-art equipment to assess your property, and we will identify the problems immediately alongside a plan to protect your home.
After the initial inspection and consultation, our specialists come and apply our special termite treatment procedures. This treatment will get rid of existing termites and also ensure that the termites stay away from your property for a long time to come.
After carrying out our treatment procedures, our specialist team will implement a scheduled routine inspection plan to observe your living space and prevent the reoccurrence of the infestation.