Your home could be targeted by tiny ravenous predators that cause two billion dollars worth of damage annually in the United States. That’s more property damage than that caused by fire and windstorm combined. What small pest could do THAT much damage? Subterranean Termites can.
Note that if you’re in the southeastern United States, such as in the Naples, Florida area, you may encounter problems with Drywood Termites, which we have extensive experience treating as well.
In nature, Subterranean Termites are beneficial. They break down the dead trees and other wood materials that would otherwise accumulate can cause trouble in the delicate balance of the ecosystem.
The problems occur when termites attack the wooden elements of human structures such as, homes, businesses and warehouses. Their presence is not readily noticed because they can hide their activity behind wallboards, siding or wood trim.
Homeowners should watch for Subterranean Termites and take precautions for termite control to prevent infestations. To minimize damage from termites, it is helpful become familiar with the signs of termite infestation as well as preventive and control measures that Catseye Pest Control can provide.
Although there’s often no evidence of their presence until it’s too late, there is a reliable way to protect your most valuable investment, your home.
The Advance Termite Bait System intercepts termites in as little as 15 to 45 days and eliminating colonies in as little as 4 month with little affect to your family, pets and the environment. This termite control system relentlessly and quickly offers outstanding performance, making it a superior option to all other types of termite control.
Anatomy of the Termite versus the Carpenter Ant:
Termites are often mistaken for flying Carpenter Ants, but there are noticeable differences between both insects.
- Termite wings tend to be equal in size while Carpenter Ants wings are usually longer in front and shorter in back
- The Carpenter Ants’ antennae are elbowed, while termites’ are straight.
- The Carpenter Ants have a narrow, pinched waist, while termites’ waists are thicker and less defined
How Termites Enter Your Home:
- Termites constantly foraging for food while evaluating the size and quality of their food resources as they seek out cellulose, the primary component of wood.
- They actively seek out areas to forage by traveling tree roots and construction conduits such as pipes and footers to gain entry into homes; only needing an opening as small as 1/32 of an inch.
- They can be in your home for several years with very few visible signs of any activity until it’s too late and the infestation is quite large.
Are Termites Present In or Near My Home?
As much as we, at Catseye Pest Control, would love to tell you that there are definitive early warning signs for a Termite Infestation Detection, unfortunately, there may be little warning.
When should you call us about termite control?
- Winged termites “swarming” during the day or evening and often after rainfall.
- Termite evidence in or around windows and doorframes.
- “Mud tunnels” appearing on or around the foundation, under windows or on a wall.
- Baseboards and floors which may sound hollow when tapped
- Dead termites or termite wings on window sills or along walls
Most importantly, if you think you may have a problem, call Catseye Pest Control. Our licensed and trained professionals will inspect your home and assess whether termite protection is necessary.