Wouldn't it be nice if you could find a simple guide for understanding termites in the Hendersonville area - a little article that has just the information you need to properly protect the structures on your property from termite damage? We have good news. We put one together just for you. Let's take a look at termite identification, how much of a threat Hendersonville termites are to our properties, what attracts them, and what is the best way for avoiding termite damage.
What Are The Types Of Termites In Hendersonville?
In Hendersonville, we deal with subterranean termites. These insects live in the ground and tunnel up through the soil to attack the wood in man-made structures. Since they come up from the ground, the best way to guard against this threat is to install a product in the ground to stop the termites. It is also important to keep an eye out for workers or swarmers in your yard. Termite identification is key to preventing damage.
Workers are about ¼ of an inch long, pale in coloration, and can be found on dead branches, under scrap wood, in mulch, and in any place where wood is decaying on the ground.
Swarmers are winged termites. They tend to be about ⅜ of an inch long. They are black in color with long white wings (long in relation to their small bodies). You may find these crawling on the exterior of your home or you might just have one little swarmer land on your skin. Be on the lookout for these. They are an important warning sign of active termites on your property.
The Extent Of Termites & Structural Property Damage In Hendersonville
How destructive are subterranean termites? Some species are worse than others. In our area, the Eastern subterranean termite is the species we deal with most. It is the most widely spread species in the United States and it accounts for most of the billion-dollar termite damage bill U.S. property owners pay each year.
What Attracts Termites To Hendersonville Homes?
Now that you know a little bit about what you're up against, how do you go about avoiding termite damage? The first step is to consider attractants that will lure worker termites into your yard. The last thing you want is active termites on your property. It doesn't take long for active termites to be a termite problem in your home.
Consider locating and removing these potential food sources:
A branch pile is a buffet for termites. Remove branches, burn them, or store them on an elevated platform so that you're able to detect mud tubes created by subterranean termites as they scale the platform to get to this food source.
Remove leaves and other organic debris. This will reduce food options and reduce moisture, which is also attractive to termites.
Address any wood-to-soil contact. It is essential that no structures have wood that enters the ground. This invites a termite problem.
Effective Termite Control For Hendersonville Properties
If you want the best protection for your property, the service team here at All-American Pest Control has the solution. We deploy The Sentricon® System with Always Active™. This product is put in the ground and actively works to eliminate termite colonies as workers come to feed on your property. Workers pick up the active ingredient from the Sentricon termite bait stations and share it with other termites in the colony. Slowly, it works through the entire colony and wipes it out.
If you'd like to learn more about how Sentricon termite bait stations can protect your property, we'd love the opportunity to speak with you about them. We know of no better way to guard your equity from these destructive insects. Connect with us today to learn more or to get your termite protection in place.