Why Termite Treatment & Prevention Is A Must For Your Portsmouth Home

4/15/2022


a termite chewing on wood

Why Termite Treatment & Prevention Is A Must For Your Portsmouth Home

While most of us are excited for and welcome the warmer weather of spring, it also signals the return of termites. They tend to swarm and establish new colonies from March through June, so now is the perfect time for you to check for signs of termites inside your house. For safe and thorough Portsmouth pest control, call Ohio Pest Control. We know the best way to get rid of termites. Our experts will conduct a thorough inspection of your home and property, treat your home for current and future pests, and develop a follow-up plan that meets your needs, schedule, and budget.

What Termites Look Like

If you have a termite problem, even though there are many different kinds of termites, they are most likely subterranean termites. These pests can look similar to winged ants, so be careful not to confuse the two. Our experts are trained to be able to tell them apart.

Subterranean termites fall into three categories:

  • Workers: These are the smallest in the colony. They are white and wingless.
  • Soldiers: Slightly larger than the worker termites, soldiers are also wingless with rectangular-shaped heads and powerful brown jaws.
  • Reproductives: The largest termites in the colony, reproductives are darker in color and are the only ones with wings. 

Since these pests usually live inside the wood in and around your home, no matter what kinds of termites you think you have, you are more likely to see signs of a termite problem before you see the termites themselves. That is why trusting the professionals at Ohio Pest Control will alleviate stress and pressure off of you. Let us take care of it all before you have to deal with costly and potentially dangerous damage.

Termite Infestations Are Costly

Whether you see signs of termites inside your house or you have noticed cracks around your foundation that they can move through to get inside, termite infestations get more costly the longer they are not properly taken care of. DIY termite treatments may give the appearance that you have solved the problem, but those fixes are only temporary. Termites can live deep in the wood that makes up your home, including your furniture. They are especially fond of wet wood, so keeping firewood away from your home and keeping your house as dry as possible is essential.

Before attempting to repair any damage termites have caused, you must first treat and eradicate them. Once professional pest control has the situation under control, you can assess and make plans for repairs. The most effective way to repair termite destruction is to remove and replace damaged boards. If termite-resistant wood is an option, opt for that choice. 

If You See Termite Signs, Don't Wait To Get Help

The warmer weather makes this the perfect time to investigate your home and property for termites and termite damage. Keep an eye out for termite swarms and discarded wings. A more obvious sign is looking for the mud tubes they create on walls, your foundation, or between cracks in the wood. Also, check the wood around the door and window frames to see if it is soft, spongy, warped, or sounds hollow when tapped on. If you notice these signs of termites, call Ohio Pest Control immediately.

How Professionals Can Help Prevent Termites

The pest control professionals at Ohio Pest Control are experts at determining what pests you are dealing with, termites or otherwise. Let us work with you to prevent termites before they cause serious damage to your home. Contact us to schedule an inspection today.




 

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