The Importance of Proactive Termite Pest Control

The Importance of Proactive Termite Pest Control

True or false? If you don’t have signs of termite damage in your home, then no worries. FALSE! Termites are one of the most invasive pests and can cause thousands to millions of dollars of damage without you ever tangibly seeing them. That’s why it is very important to take a proactive approach to termite pest control.

No structure is immune to termites and it is never too early to start with termite treatment. 

There are two main types of termites to look out for, the subterranean termite and the drywood termite. Both termites eat away at the wood inside of your home’s structure, but the damage will look different. 

Subterranean termites: These termites build colonies underground and need soil to survive. Their damage typically looks like water damage with drooping ceilings and buckling wood. 

Drywood termites: These little critters don’t need soil to survive and live in wood above ground. Their damage is much harder to detect, but you can occasionally see cracks in wood or small holes. 

Both of these types of termites can cause costly damage for years, without you ever knowing. 

Proactive termite pest control measures that you can take: 

  • Pay attention to any areas around your house where wood and soil are in contact. So you aren’t attracting termites, it’s wise to remove all lumber, firewood, plants, mulch, paper, and cardboard from around the foundation of your home.
  • Fix leaky faucets. Fix those faucets and look for other areas inside and/or outside of your home where water and moisture are prone to build up.
  • Seal cracks around your foundation. Look for any other possible entryways for termites that may also need to be sealed.
  • Give the professionals a call! 706-309-0881

At Bug House, we offer two different types of termite systems – The Sentricon Termite Colony Elimination System and The Termidor System. To learn more about our termite services, click here.