Found in Michigan, Ohio and throughout out much of the country, termites are one of the most dreaded pests homeowners encounter. In fact damages caused these wood destroying insects add up to several billions of dollars each year and because they work non-stop, 24/7, the termite problem is not going away. Unfortunately for us, termites are very social creatures and work by the thousands to ensure the growth and survival of their colony as well as new colonies. With that said, it is very important that homeowners are educated in the signs of termites, what termite damage looks like and the appropriate actions to take should you discover this pest threat on your property.
The most common signs that your home or property is infested with termites are as follows:
Swarming termites - The winged reproductive termites who take flight from the colony in order to find a mate and form a new colony. Swarms can happen inside or outside the home depending on where the colony is.
Termite wings - After a few minutes of termites swarming they lose their wings. Finding discarded wings is a great indicator that there is a termite colony nearby.
Mud tubes - About the size of a pencil, if you see mud tubes around your property there is a good chance these are the tubes that termites are using to travel to and from the colony. Mud tubes prevent termites from being exposed to the light and air which will kill them.
Wood damage - Because termites work by chewing from the inside out, wood damage is harder to find. But if your wood structures appear weakened, have small cracks or holes, or sounds hollow it is possible that termites are to blame.
Damages to the wooden structures of your home are the biggest threat of termites. They can destroy the structural integrity of the home, leaving structures weakened and even deteriorated. They do not bite or cause harm to humans in any way however, they will leave you with a huge repair bill if you do not have the problem eradicated as soon as possible.
Termites may be a difficult problem to detect but they are treatable. Contacting termite control professionals if you suspect activity on your property is the best way to get rid of termites as well as prevent future problems. At Rose Pest Solutions we offer superior termite control utilizing the Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System. Designed to eliminate the entire colony, this advanced termite solution has successfully protected national treasures and can be installed on your property to defend your home. Providing termite control in Cincinnati, Detroit and throughout our service area, we are ready to help you today. Please contact us to learn more about our termite control program!