Armor Pest Control’s termite control specialist can provide protection from termite infestation. Termites can be found in almost every state and no building is safe. Even buildings with steel framing and masonry walls are targets because of wooden door and window frames, cabinets and shelving within buildings. Termites feed on wood and may also destroy paper products such as books, cardboard boxes and a variety of other items. Interior damage may not become apparent until infestations are full-blown. Termite damage sometimes appears similar to water damage. Sagging floors and ceilings are also common signs of termite presence. Subterranean termites also access above ground food sources through mud tunnels they create from saliva, mud and feces. These tunnels are located near the foundation of infested homes. Populations of Termites can exceed one million insects. Worker termites are small and creamy-white in color. They are the most numerous and cause all the termite damage. Home and property owners seldom see the worker termites, but this form of termite can easily be confused with the winged ant.
How Termites Enter Your Home
Termites will build shelter tubes up a foundation or across other surfaces to gain access to wood which is their food. Termites build these tubes out of particles of soil and their feces. They use these tubes to “bring” their damp underground environment with them. They can’t live in the outside air for very long. Any building, whether constructed with a slab, basement or crawl space foundation, can be targeted. Termites can find their way into a structure through an opening as small as 1/32 of an inch and will enter through cracks, expansion joints, hollow bricks, or concrete blocks around plumbing.
Get Rid of the Problem
Detecting and controlling termites is a job for Armor Pest Control experts. A thorough inspection by our termite control professional’s is the first and most important step in protecting your property. Our experienced eyes can locate the specific areas in your structure where a termite attack is likely to occur. At Armor Pest Control our qualified expert technicians will design a treatment plan for your house that will control any current infestation.