Termites are a serious threat to homeowners in Fayetteville, causing costly damage to homes and properties every year. These small but destructive pests can eat away at the structural supports of your home, leading to costly repairs and potential safety hazards. At TruNorth, we understand the importance of protecting your home from termites and the damage they can cause. Our team of skilled technicians is equipped to identify, treat, and prevent termite infestations.
What Are The Signs of Termites?
It is crucial to be aware of the signs of termites in your home before it's too late. By knowing the signs of termites, you can catch an infestation early and take action to protect your home before the damage becomes severe.
- Presence of termite swarmers: These are winged termites that emerge in large numbers from their nests in the spring or summer.
- Mud tubes: Termites build mud tubes to protect themselves from the outside environment as they move from the soil to their food source. Look for pencil-thick tubes on exterior walls or in crawl spaces.
- Wood damage: Termites feed on wood from the inside out, so damaged wood may appear blistered or have a hollow sound when tapped.
- Sagging floors or ceilings: When termites damage structural wood, it can cause floors and ceilings to sag or feel spongy.
- Frass: This is the fecal matter of termites, and it can appear as small pellets or sawdust near infested wood.
If you notice any of these signs in your home, it is important to contact a professional pest control company like TruNorth Pest Control to perform a thorough inspection and provide effective termite treatment options.
Professional Termite Control
When you notice the signs of a termite infestation in your home it’s best not to wait. Contacting a professional termite exterminator as soon as possible could save you lots of money in repairs down the road. TruNorth Pest Control offers two highly-effective termite control methods:
- Termite Baiting: a chemical-free solution that starts with bait stations placed strategically around the property. Termites feed from these bait stations, which kills worker termites and puts stress on the queen and soldiers, eliminating the entire colony. This solution not only eliminates termites but also works as a year-round prevention method.
- Liquid Termite Treatments: this method involves applying termiticides to the foundation of your home. If necessary, we'll also treat the inside of your home to prevent termites from damaging your property.