Detecting Termite Damage in Your Home
Romex McKinney Pest Control knows all about Subterranean termite colonies may nest close to your home or as far away as 18 inches below your home’s foundation, while drywood termite colonies can thrive undetected inside your home’s walls. Qualified termite experts are trained to identify signs of a termite infestation and provide treatment to control these pests.
Help In Detecting Termites
Homeowners should partner with their termite specialist to regularly monitor for termite activity and use control methods, when necessary. Regular termite inspections are crucial for your specialist to detect termite warning signs and apply treatment, if needed.
Termite experts understand the biology and behavior of each termite species, and know where termites are likely to nest and feed in and around your home. Qualified specialists also understand the latest termite control methods and have access to inspection and treatment equipment that can help protect your home.
During an inspection, your termite professional will review common termite entry points and look for signs of an infestation. After your inspection, you should receive a report highlighting what activity was found (if any) and recommendations to prevent termite infestations. Implementing the right prevention program on the front-end can save you time and money versus dealing with an infestation and termite damage after the colony has grown.
Many termite experts also are knowledgeable about home construction and can provide suggestions for how you can help reduce conditions that allow termites to thrive. Two key home maintenance issues you can focus on include reducing excess moisture that can build up around your home (e.g. near the foundation, A/C units, etc.) and reducing wood-to-ground contact (e.g. mulch too close to the home, debris in crawl spaces).