When it comes to protecting property from termites, we know of no way that is better than to invest in professional pest control in Hendersonville. The termites we see in properties here are Eastern subterranean termites. These termites live in the ground and attack homes and businesses secretly.
Today, we're going to take a look at how you can tell if you have active termites on your property, what damage those termites can do, and how professional pest control in Hendersonville can give you the best protection possible.
How To Tell If Your Hendersonville Home Has Termites
Eastern subterranean termites are very sneaky, but you might see them under the right conditions. Termite identification is essential for the detection of a termite infestation.
You might see worker termites if you pick up dead branches in your yard. These tiny ⅛" pale insects have six legs and look a little bit like fat ants.
You might see Eastern subterranean termite swarmers. If they emerge inside your home, they're hard to miss. If they emerge outside, you might see them on exterior walls. You may only have one little swarmer land on your skin while you're in your backyard. If you do, we hope you recognize it as a termite swarmer. At only ⅜", Eastern subterranean termites swarmers aren't much to look at. You can identify them by their black coloration and long wings that hang past the ends of their abdomens.
If you don't see swarmers in your yard (which happens more than you might think) you may only see their white wings. Look for these wings in sheltered locations and in spiderwebs.
Subterranean termites dry out when they're exposed to the air so they create shelter tubes on surfaces to get from the soil to the wood of a home. These tubes look like wiggly mud lines. Look for them on foundation walls. If you see mud tubes, it is likely that you have active termites on your property.
The Damage Termites Can Cause To Hendersonville Homes
Now that you know a little bit about termite identification, let's talk about what those tiny termites do when they come into your yard and enter your home. You might not think an insect that is only ⅛" long would be much of a threat to your property, but that one little insect can live in a colony of 50,000 to several hundred thousand individual termites. Yikes! That's a lot of mouths to feed. While termites won't damage your property overnight, or even in the course of several months, they can do a lot of damage if they feed on your property for years.
Why Annual Inspections Are So Important For Hendersonville Homes
One way to protect your property is to invest in professional termite inspections. When you have a licensed service professional inspect your property annually, you can catch termite activity early and arrest the damage. The termite inspections performed by trained service professionals catch activity, damage, and conducive conditions that you may miss.
Professional Termite Control Is The Way To Go For Hendersonville Homes
If you want the best professional termite control possible, we recommend that you have a termite control product installed in the ground around the structures on your property. At All-American Pest Control our on-staff experts trust The Sentricon® System with Always Active™. This award-winning termite control product provides a bait that termites can't resist. When they take the bait, they share it with each other. This allows the active ingredient to work its way through the colony and eliminate it. If you want termite protection that works 24 hours a day and 365 days a year to guard your property against termite damage, we know of nothing better.
If you live in Hendersonville, reach out to All-American Pest Control for a free home evaluation. We can guide you toward the right solution for your specific needs and budget. You don't have to let termites eat you out of house and home. Get protected, starting today.