Termite Control Plans
Do You Need a Termite Control Plan?
Often the first sign of termites comes in the spring when female termites from the colony swarm out in search of a new colony site. Without an adequate termite control plan, the new colony has been growing inside your dwelling for a few years before it is large enough to need to expand. Another sign of termites are mud tubes about the size of a pencil that they create to move around in. Or you might begin to see piles of delicate wings the swarming termites will have discarded when they have located a new nesting site.
Can You Do Your Own Termite Control Plan?
For termites in a tree stump or small wood object not attached to your home there are DIY kits available in Manassas home improvement and hardware stores. However, for termites in your home, you need a professional located in Manassas with extensive knowledge of building structures and termite control treatments.
How To Choose a Termite Control Plan
Most qualified and reputable pest control companies offer termite control treatments and plans for your home or other structure. At Frontline Pest Professionals in Manassas you can be sure that termite control treatment for your home or other structure are planned with the maximum achievements!
Learn more about preventing termites now and start protecting your home.
Is Your Home At Risk?
When you are dealing with termites you need to be aware of the potential risks. Being proactive will help eliminate possible invasions. Your Frontline Pest Professional is fully trained and fully equipped with all the tools necessary to ensure that your home remains pest free.
Termite Risk Factors
• Wood piles stacked near your home can attract termites.
• Wood decks or any other wood to ground, provide direct access to your home.
• Allowing grass and vegetation to grow to long can provide harborage.
• You should insure that water is draining away from you home. Excess water can become a breeding ground for many insects including termites.
• Ground cover such as mulch can that retains water and moisture can become an issue.
• Cracks in the foundation are an open door invitation for termites to come in.
• Siding should have adequate clearance from the ground.
Some Signs That You May Have Termites
Termites eat wood from the inside out so, unfortunately if you begin to notice wood damage its very possible that its extensive. Because termites eat cellulose they leave behind the wood grain, this causes the wood to be hollowed out in a unique pattern.
Swarmers take flight to begin a new colony. Soon after they will begin to shed their wings. If are finding small piles of wings its very possible that you home has been chosen as a new nesting site.
Subterranean Termites typically swarm in the morning during spring and the fall. Time of year and time of day will greatly depend on the weather and temperature. Termite swarmers look similar to flying ants. In fact without a trained eye it can be quite hard to distinguish between the two.
In the search for your homes wood many times termites will resort to creating mud tunnels. Mud tunnels act as a bridge from the ground up to you siding, a weep hole, cracked in the foundation or some other access point that allows them to reach your homes wood supply. Subterranean Termites require constant moisture and the mud tunnels allow them to go above ground and still provides them with moisture.