Termites are small, wood-eating insects that can cause significant structural damage to homes and buildings.
They are a concern because their activity often goes unnoticed until substantial damage is done.
Signs of a termite infestation include mud tubes, discarded wings, hollow-sounding wood, piles of frass (termite droppings), and sightings of swarmers (winged termites).
Yes, the most common types of termites in the United States are Subterranean, Drywood, and Formosan termites, each with distinct behaviors and characteristics.
Termite activity often peaks in the spring and early summer. To prepare, schedule annual termite inspections and take preventive measures like reducing wood-to-soil contact and maintaining proper ventilation.
Termites can cause severe structural damage, including weakening foundations, compromising wooden structures, and even rendering homes uninhabitable if left untreated.
While some DIY products are available, professional termite control is recommended due to the complexity of termite infestations and the expertise required for effective treatment.
The cost of termite treatment varies based on factors like the type of termites, the extent of infestation, and the chosen treatment method. It's best to get a quote from a reputable termite control company.
Most modern termite treatments are designed to be safe when applied by professionals following recommended guidelines. You'll receive instructions on any necessary precautions during treatment.
Yes, termite infestations can be hidden and may not show visible signs until extensive damage has occurred. Regular inspections are crucial for early detection.
A Section 1 Clearance refers to a report issued after a termite inspection, indicating that any necessary termite-related repairs and treatments have been completed. It's essential for real estate transactions to address termite issues before closing.
Remember that specific situations can vary, so it's always a good idea to consult with a professional termite control company for personalized advice and solutions.