Town & Country Pest Control can help protect your house from the devastation a termite infestation can cause. If you think you have termites, call us for a termite inspection.

Termites Cause Over $5 Billion In Damages Yearly

Termites feed on plant matter in various stages of decay. In the United States, that’s typically dead plant matter, which is problematic because the wood in homes, like wood flooring, can provide a feast for termites.

Termite damage can devastate an unprotected home. By the time you see the damage termites have done, the infestation has typically advanced incredibly far, and structural damage to struts is very likely.

If you think you have termites, or if you aren’t sure, call Town & Country Pest Control today. We’ll send one of our pest control professionals to perform a termite inspection to determine if your home is at risk.

With termites, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Our pest control specialists will be able to safeguard your home and outbuildings to make sure you avoid the costly repairs an infestation typically requires.

What Are Termites?

Termites are a eusocial--hive-based--insect that feeds on dead and decaying plant matter. While their diet can encompass quite a number of things, the termites we encounter are frequently infesting a home and feasting on the structural and decorative wood found there.

Termites are always found in colonies, and those termite nests tend to be located underground. These subterranean termite infestations can be incredibly difficult to find, but there are telltale signs that there is a colony in or around your home.

What Causes Termites?

Subterranean termites typically enter a home via cracks in the foundation. They’ll use the home’s structural and decorative wood as a food source for their colony, and it’ll grow reasonably quickly.

Wood damaged by termites

Occasionally, some species of flying termites will find a suitable location to begin a colony, like in or near a home. The swarmers (alates) will then begin to build the hive. Eventually, one of them will become a king, and one will become a queen. Together they will start to form a new colony.

What Are the Signs of Termite Infestation?

Typically by the time that signs of infestation manifest, the damage may require not only a pest control expert but also a carpenter and general contractor.

Some of the most common signs of termites include:

How Do You Get Rid of Termites?

The best way to get rid of termites is not to get them in the first place. Regular termite inspections by an extermination company will go a long way to make sure your home isn’t damaged by wood termites.

If you do have an infestation, termite treatments begin by rooting out and destroying the colony of termites. This is easier said than done since the colonies can be quite far underground. If you think your home may be infested, contact Town & Country Pest Control today--before it’s too late.

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