Armor Pest Control’s termite control specialists 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 doors, 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 other common signs of termite presence. Subterranean termites can access aboveground food sources through mud tunnels that 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 termites in a colony and the cause of all termite damage to your residential or commercial property. Property owners seldom see worker termites, and they can easily be confused with the winged ant.
How Termites Enter Your Home
Termites will build shelter tubes inside a building’s foundation or across other surfaces in order to gain access to wood, which is their food. Termites build these tubes out of particles of soil as well as their feces. They use these tubes to bring their damp underground environment with them. Termites cannot live in the outside air for very long. They can target any building, whether constructed with a slab, basement, or crawl space foundation. 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 professionals 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 technicians will design a treatment plan for your house or business that will control any current infestation. Call us for a free consultation today!