Silent Invaders In Anna: What You Need To Know About Termites

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Termites are about as destructive as pests come. This does not mean they will level a home in a week. In fact, it often takes months before any noticeable signs of damage occur. As good as this sounds, there is a much bigger problem at play. Termites are silent and do not openly invade living areas. This makes them difficult to identify and control.

That said, here are some things you can do to keep termites out of your Anna home and the best method to control an active problem with these pests. Call our team at EcoArmor Pest Defense if you would like our help dealing with these wood-damaging bugs. Let us find an option for home pest control near you that best solves your pest troubles.

How To Identify Termites: Types, Behaviors, And Warning Signs

It is unlikely that you will see a termite inside your home. These pests are naturally elusive with the way they make their homes underground and chew through structural wood. Most common types of termites cannot survive above ground without drying out after a short time.

That said, you need to look for the signs these pests leave behind. These include mud tubes, overly squeaky floorboards, tight-fitting windows and doors, moisture spots, sagging or bubbling wallpaper or paint, and visible termite damage. To identify these pests, even in the early stages of an infestation, bring in our team for a quick inspection. 

The Silent Threat: Understanding Termite Damage

Termites will not destroy your property in a month. In fact, it often takes a few years for the damage they cause to become noticeable.

Most problems start from the ground up as these pests invade homes through foundational wood or cracks that run up cement foundations. Termites then chew into the wood under your floors and slowly spread moisture, working their way into walls, beams, and floorboards. If a colony splits to attack your home from two angles, the rate of damage will increase. Our goal is to help you stop these pests before they start causing trouble inside or around your home. 

Prevention Is Key: How To Remove Factors That Attract Termites

Before we talk about professional termite control, we want you to know some ways to stop these pests before they invade. Here are some practical prevention tips to start with today.

  • Seal holes, gaps, and cracks around your home’s exterior. Do this using a caulking gun and some silicone caulk.

  • Make sure your doors and windows are in good repair and that they have proper seals.

  • Repair water-damaged, rotting, or decaying wood inside your home or outbuildings.

  • Remove sticks, leaves, fallen trees, stumps, newspaper, cardboard, or other wood-based items from your property.

For extra protection to keep these pests at bay, talk with our team at EcoArmor Pest Defense.

Don't Wait To Act: Contact Us At The First Sign Of Termites

It is not wise to wait if you think your home has an active termite infestation. These pests may not damage properties quickly, but they will cause a lot of trouble in the long run. To find out if your property has an active infestation or to deal with these pests inside your home, bring in our team at EcoArmor Pest Defense.

We have everything you need to deal with these and other common pests that plague homes in our area. Contact our team at EcoArmor Pest Defense to ask about our termite control services and find out how we can help you deal with and avoid these pests here in Anna.

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