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Termite Warning Signs
How do you know if you have a termite problem?
Termites do leave signs of their activity. Unfortunately, when these signs are seen, it may mean that termites are already in your home. If you see any of the following warning signs, be sure to contact Tabor Pest Services, or your local professional pest control services to do a complete termite inspection.
• Termite Swarmers and/or Discarded Wings
Probably the only time you will actually see live termites is when they “swarm”. Subterranean termites usually swarm in the early spring while drywood termites typically swarm in the summer months. If a large number of swarmers (winged termites) or their discarded wings are found inside a home, it’s a sure sign of a termite infestation.
• Mud Tubers and/or Tunnels
Because they prefer dark, moist conditions, foraging termites construct mud tubes as protective runways from the earth to the wood inside a home. Look for mud tubes along the foundation of your home, around doors and windows, and on wood posts.
• Small Holes in Wood or Drywall, or Blistered Paint
When termites swarm within your home, they often create small exit holes. Because termites eat wood products from the inside out, they usually hollow the wood along the grain. This can cause ripples in the exterior of the wood itself, or cause the paint to blister.
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• Structural Damage
This could include soft spots in walls, sagging floors, loose trim, and cracked plaster. Also, check for “hollow”-sounding wall studs. Termites can invade anytime – keep your home protected.
Termite Treatment Options
Customized Treatment Choices = Better Results
Tabor Pest Services provides a number of treatment choices to protect your home from subterranean, drywood and Formosan termites, as well as other wood-destroying insects. We constantly research and test products and techniques to make sure you get the best possible results. First, we gather all the facts so you get the right solution.
With Tabor Pest Services, there is no "one size fit all" approach. First, a trained professional Tabor Pest Services's Inspector thoroughly inspects your home - inside, outside, over and under in order to identify the right approach for the needs and parameters of your home. We also consider factors including the degree of infestation, home construction materials, your concerns about the enviroment, cosmetic concerns, and of course your budget.
Termite Protection: Raising your Security Level Easing Your Peace of Mind
While we're inspecting, we look for conditions that attract termites, likely pathways they can follow and any sources of interest that can attract termites. This includes concrete cracks, sweating pipes, wood in contact with soil, and open seams around bath traps.
• Termites can get into any structure including brick, stucco or block
It doesn't matter what your home is made of because termites don't discreminate against brick, block, stucco or even homes built on concrete slabs. That's because termites get in through tiny cracks and crevices in, under and around your home.
Termites are almost never seen until their damage has already been done. There are termite warning sigh to look for if you suspect you have them. However, the best prevention is having guaranteed termite protection for your home before you have a problem.
• So how you can protect your home from the threat of termites?
Not all termite control companies are the same. When you start looking for a termite company to provide your home with effective termite control, make sure you're getting a complete termite inspection by an authorized professional termite inspector. Termite inspections should include a complete review of your home and a written recommendation of termite treatment options. Tabor Pest Services not only provide a free, detailed termite inspection of your home, and property, we also provide number of termite treatment options, including our exclusive Total Coverage Protections. We'll even provide you with a few homeowners' tips on what you can do to keep termites from getting into your home. Best of all, Tabor Pest Services' Termite Protection is backed by one of the best termite guarantees in the industry. That's termite control at its finest.
Facts About Termites
The more we learn about termites, the more we understand the damaging impact they have on our buildings, our homes and our lives. Consider these important facts:
Termites are Built for Destruction.
Termites cause over $5 billion in damage to U.S. homes each year.1
One small termite colony of approximately 60,000 termites can eat a linear foot of a common 2" x 4" in just five months.2
In some regions of the United States, Formosan subterranean termite colonies typically number in the millions, and forage over 100-meter distances.3
Subterranean termites cause over 90 percent of termite damage in the U.S.
Here’s What Termites Do.
Swarming can begin in January in the South, May or June in the North.
Colonies can contain from several thousand to several million foragers.
Some termites can chew through lead, asphalt, plaster or mortar to find wood.
Almost 4 million U.S. homes are infested by termites each year. Termites can be found in every state except for Alaska.4
Some Fascinating Facts.
Termites on Earth outweigh humans on Earth.
Some sources indicate that termites have been here for about 250 million years, according to some estimates.
Termite queens live for 15 to 25 years, and can lay an egg every 15 seconds.
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