Is your home or business infested with termites? Termite infestations are most noticeable in the spring, when swarmers leave the colony to reproduce and form their own colonies. Learn what to look for when keeping your property termite-free.
Subterranean Termite Colonies
These underground termites are responsible for the majority of termite damage to homes and buildings in the United States. The eastern subterranean termite (Reticulitermes flavipes) is the most widespread termite in the U.S., found throughout the Eastern, Midwestern, and Southern states. Eastern subterranean termite colonies typically cause less damage than larger Formosan termite colonies. However, the far-reaching distribution of this pest leads experts to estimate it causes more structural damage nationwide than any other termite species.
Signs of Subterranean Termite Infestation
Large swarms of flying termites, the presence of mud tubes, and visible damages are the three most noticeable signs of subterranean termite infestations in homes. However, these signs can be difficult to detect. Routine termite inspections focusing on termite entry points and signs of activity are important to prevent damage.
Subterranean Termite Control
How does AEL Pest Solutions control subterranean termite infestations? Solutions include a treatment of the infested areas with direct applications of termiticides to the soil and damaged wood, and placing bait stations strategically around the home.
To help make your home less hospitable to termites, you also can focus on reducing moisture sources and wood-to-ground contact. By limiting entry points and water sources, you can help make it less likely termites will make your house their dinner.
Call Alternative Environments to learn more effective, green termite treatments.
628 Old Town Road
Villa Rica, GA 30180