Thanksgiving Day is a time to give thanks for everything that you hold dear, such as your friends, family and home. When termites invade your property, they threaten your happy home. These small insects do a lot of damage in a short time and can cost you thousands of dollars in repairs. Termagon is here to help you understand these insects and to deal with them in the most effective way.
What Do Termites Look Like?
People often mistake termites for ants because they both look so similar. Upon closer inspection, one notices termites have bigger heads and rounder abdomens. Though both species live in colonies, a termite colony is much larger and can be found in old logs and within a wooden structure such as a building.
Why Do Termites Cause Problems?
Termites cause problems because they devour wood, which puts your home and any wooden objects on your property at risk. Since a termite colony may contain thousands of members, it can easily consume a lot of wood and take over a space in no time. As a colony expands, it moves farther into the structure until the termites compromise the building's or the object's integrity, making it collapse in on itself.
How Do You Prevent Termite Infestations?
You shouldn't have to deal with destructive termites whether it's Thanksgiving or any other day of the year. It's important to take care of termites quickly since they can cause massive damage to your property in a matter of months. Some of the most effective ways to prevent termites include:
- Eliminating any wood-to-ground contact
- Getting a yearly termite inspection
- Having your home pretreated
- Removing old wooden debris from your property
For existing termite infestations, you'll want to take immediate action. Some natural ways to combat termites include using nematodes or setting up wet cardboard traps. Although you can use various over-the-counter insecticides, they don't always target the pests at the source. If you want to eliminate the colony from within, it pays to contact a professional termite control specialist with the experience to eliminate the pests at once.
Experienced Termite Control
Contact Termagon for more information about our termite control services. You should enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family, not worry about battling termites inside and outside of your home. Our trained and experienced technicians can inspect your home for termites, eliminate the pests and prevent them from returning to your property.
We serve a number of locations, including Marana, so please check out our service area to see if we can help!