Monday, April 5, 2010
As one of the most recognized wood-destroying insects, termites are responsible for millions of dollars in damages to homes throughout the country and in our neck of the woods. Protecting your home from termites, especially as the warm weather sees termite swarms out and about for the purpose of reproducing and establishing new colonies, is something that every homeowner should focus on.
So how do you know if you have a termite problem? While these irritating and damaging pests are difficult to detect they do leave some clues behind.
Termite swarms around your home could indicate that a termite colony already exists within
Small holes in wood within your home and around your property
Damage that results in warped doors and sagging floors
Mud tubes or tunnels on or around your property
If you have any of these signs you may have a termite infestation already. Another cause for concern is if any of your neighbors are experiencing termite problems as they are likely to show up on your property next. If you are concerned that termites are in your home or simply want to be proactive against the threat of termites, Rose Pest Solutions can complete a thorough termite inspection to determine if and how severe a termite problem you may have.
The best way to eliminate termite infestations is to leave it to the professionals. Do-it-yourself termite treatments and products are typically not effective in eliminating the entire termite colony and can be harmful to the applier as well as other people and pets if used or mixed wrong. At Rose we design a termite control program specifically for each home after a detailed evaluation to identify areas of concern. We also install Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination Systems to monitor, bait and get rid of termites completely and thoroughly. These termite baiting stations have been proven successful at monitoring for new termite activity in or around homes and allow us to stop any invading colonies.
To find out more about our termite pest control for homes in Grand Rapids and Lansing as well as throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania, please contact us at (800) 966-7673 or click here.