How To Protect Your Queen Creek Property From Termites

Termite crawling on wood

No one wants to discover termite activity in their Queen Creek home. These pests cause extensive damage that can cost lots of money to repair. Today we'll discuss how to identify termite damage in your home and how to avoid attracting termites to your property in the first place. Pro Active Pest Control will deliver the most effective pest control in Queen Creek. Get in touch with us today for more details about our pest management services. 

How To Identify Termites And Their Damage

Knowing what types of termites you're dealing with is helpful when termites invade your home and start causing problems. Queen Creek is home to several termite species, including drywood termites, eastern subterranean termites, and dampwood termites. These pests create similar problems when infesting residential properties, though some of their habits and behaviors differ. Drywood termites build their nests inside the wooden materials they're feeding on, while eastern subterranean termites live underground and build mud tubes to travel to their wooden food source. Unfortunately, many termite infestations remain undiscovered until damage has occurred. Signs of termites in your home may include discolored drywall, bowing floorboards, hollow-sounding wood, and termite swarmers flying around the exterior of your property. 

Why Termites Infest And Destroy Wooden Structures

Unlike carpenter ants, which nest in wooden structures and find food sources elsewhere, termites will destroy any property they infest. Termites feed on a material called cellulose. You can find cellulose in many places throughout the natural world, such as in wood, cotton, leaf litter, and other plants. Unfortunately, many Queen Creek properties have wooden structures that attract termites. These insects may initially invade properties that have old logs or stumps left in the lawn but move on to infest your home as their colony expands. Termites can cause significant damage to residential properties within a short timeframe. They can eat through a whole 2x4 wood plank in as little as five months; think about the damage they could cause in a few years! 

Factors That Attract Termites To Homes And How To Remove Them

One of the simplest ways to prevent termites from invading your home is to eliminate the factors that may attract them. Here are a few reasons why termites may infest your property and how to prevent them:

  • Decaying wooden materials are highly desirable to termites: Remove logs, fallen trees, old fence posts, stumps, and other materials from your lawn.
  • Many pests, including termites, seek out moisture: Avoid attracting termites to your property by addressing moisture problems such as leaking pipes and faucets.
  • Termites get into homes by crawling through gaps and crevices in your foundation and exterior walls. Inspect the exterior of your property for entry points and seal any you find. 

The best way to handle termite problems is with professional services from Pro Active Pest Control. Contact us today to request a free estimate!

The Benefits Of Year-Round Professional Termite Control

As with any pest problem, we suggest professional treatments for year-round protection from pests. Termite prevention strategies might work for a while, but they're far from replacing professional termite control services.

At Pro Active Pest Control, protecting your home and family is our top priority. Whether you're dealing with termites, ants, or other common household pests, you can trust our technicians to eliminate them. With Pro Active Pest Control professionals on the job, you can rest easy knowing your home will remain termite-free throughout the year. We utilize leading termite control products for long-lasting protection. Reach out to us today to learn more about our effective termite treatments!