Quality Termite Control Services for the Greenville, NC Area
Everything you “wood” like to know about Termites
Quality Termite & Pest Control Inc. is fully licensed and equipped to offer you a complete range of pest control and extermination services. We have the technical expertise, as well as the experience, to ensure your home or office is pest-free in no time at all!
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If you have a termite problem at your home or business, making sure to keep these pests away from your foundation is paramount; you won’t want to risk the integrity of your home or business.
One of the first things you should do to help to minimize the problem would be to remove any easy food sources. For many homeowners, that might mean removing a firewood pile from the side of the house or any wood lumber or any paper that is near your home’s foundation. If you’ve had some trees removed from your property you’ll also want to make sure to grind and remove the stump as well.
There are several ways to prevent termites from getting at the interior of your home or business, but if you are having a bigger problem with termites, Quality Termite & Pest Control is the answer. We provide the Greenville, NC areas with a variety of pest control options.
How to Recognize When You Have a Termite Problem
Subterranean termites live underground or in protected areas such as wood. There is always at least one queen and many more reproductive may also be present. Most people never see a queen, but may have seen swarmers or workers. The total number of individuals in a colony of subterranean termites may be more than a million. Imagine a million insects, which are blind and are very sensitive to heat, cold, and dry air. This sensitivity is why they build shelter tubes or “mud tubes.” In fact, they need to maintain an atmosphere of nearly 100% humidity. Sometimes finding shelter tubes, a little smaller diameter than a pencil, is the first sign of a termite infestation. Workers are just that… the workers of the colony. They find new food sources (vegetation or wood containing cellulose). Upon finding a food source, the termites put down a chemical signal pr pheromone to lead the other workers to the feeding site.
Termites do not attack your house or building. They forage, attracted by moist areas, and find food sources. Termites do a very good job of breaking down cellulose in the soil. When they discover your house or other buildings, they become a real pest and that is where the professional pest control company comes in. In the spring in most areas of the country and depending on the species, healthy subterranean termite colonies will swarm or send out winged reproductive’s to start new colonies. The swarmers are darker in color, some species almost black, and have four wings.
How to Tell the Difference Between Ants and Termites
One frequent question is how to tell termites from ants. Ants generally do not swarm the same time as termites but it can happen. Here is a general way to tell ants from termites. If you still feel like you might have a termite problem in your home or business, give Quality Termite & Pest Control a call today!