Termites are one of the few insects that can exist on wood, making them an extremely valuable component of our ecology. In the natural world, termites play an important role in removing waste, such as dead branches, by digesting the cellulose found in wood and incorporating it into the ground.
Termites are revered to the point of being a delicacy in certain regions. Before being consumed as a snack rich with protein, these flying insects are first submerged in water and then dried in the sun. However, most Queen Creek property owners associate termites with only one thing: problems. If you think you have a termite infestation, contact the Queen Creek pest control specialists at Pro Active Pest Control.
About The Termite Caste System
The termite society, also known as the termite colony, is an extremely well-organized and cohesive group. There is a caste system with a labor division based on the structure, function, and behavior of the individuals that make up the colony.
The reproductive caste, the soldier caste, and the working caste are the primary castes in the colony. The soldiers and the laborers are sterile, and they could be either male or female. There are two different kinds of functional reproductives, and they are referred to as main and secondary or supplemental, respectively.
The Extent Of Damage Termites Can Cause To Your Property
According to some estimates, termites are responsible for billions of dollars yearly in the United States. Even though they consume wood as their primary food source, they can also cause damage to books, insulation, and even the liners and filters of swimming pools.
They feed on unhealthy plants, causing harm to shrubs and trees. Termites can infest buildings year-round. This might be problematic when buying or selling a home, as most house sales need a termite inspection and report.
The damage caused by termites can influence the structural integrity of your home and potentially cause the ceilings and floors to fall. Termites can also cause significant damage to the wood that comprises your home. The wood in furniture, carpeting, and flooring can all be destroyed by termites.
Four Simple Tips To Make Your Property Less Attractive To Termites
You can lessen the likelihood of a termite infestation in your home by adhering to the following recommendations:
- Remove ground-to-wood contact. Where wood touches dirt, termites commonly invade. Earth-to-wood contact gives termites easy access to food, moisture, shelter, and direct, covert building penetration.
- Don't let water near the foundation. Moisture attracts termites; thus, moist soil near the foundation increases the risk of an infestation. Gutters, downspouts, and splash blocks should divert water.
- Never store wood against foundations or in crawlspaces. Firewood, lumber, cardboard boxes, and newspapers feed termites. Stacking them against foundations may allow termites to bypass termiticide-treated soil.
- Enlist the professionals. Most termite entryways in buildings are hidden. The primary methods will make the structure less attractive to termites, but a professionally applied termiticide is the best strategy to prevent infestation.
A skilled eye can spot hidden termite infestations. Termite control specialists can offer termite identification and inspections and notify homeowners of favorable conditions that may lead to a termite infestation down the road.
The Secret To Total Termite Control For Your Property
Take prompt action as soon as you see any evidence of termite damage. Get in touch with the skilled technicians at Pro Active Pest Control as soon as possible so that we can minimize the amount of damage caused by termites.
Not only will we inspect the entirety of your home and provide solutions customized to your property and financial constraints, but we will also take the required precautions to ensure that you never have to worry about termites again. Calling Pro Active Pest Control now will save you the trouble of waiting until your Queen Creek property has been rendered unsafe by termites.