Eastern Subterranean Termites – If you have them, you might not notice them for years because they live in the ground underneath your home and bore tunnels from the colony to their food supply. Just an FYI, “food supply” means your house. So if you’re not paying attention, these insidious pests will go undetected, and perhaps compromise your home’s structural soundness. For the the first 1-3 years of your infestation, ignorance may seem bliss. But years 4-5 of an unchecked infestation will begin to cause you problems.
Here’s how. Mature colonies range from between 60,000 to 1,000,000 termites and a colony of just 60,000 can easily harvest 2 ⅓ linear feet of a pine 2×4 each year! So don’t be the client who could have saved themselves from the headaches of major repair costs. Let Clint Miller Exterminating Company help you be the client with an effective prevention plan in place right now.
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Don’t leave any wood debris against or under the house. Clean your gutters regularly. Be sure to pull mulch away from the edge of your home. You also need to ensure there’s good drainage away from your foundation to keep standing water and puddles from developing water against your home. If you contact Clint Miller Exterminating Company for an inspection, we’ll help you determine if conditions around your foundation are attractive to termites. So why wait out a termite discovery on your own when the results can be so costly?
North Carolina termites use moist soil along your home’s foundation to construct mud tunnels to create access to their food – your home’s wood frame – and harvest it back to their underground colonies. These mud tunnels are pretty easy to recognize. If you see dirt tubes at bottom of home that appear similar to dirt dabber nests, that’s a good sign you’ve been infested. You might also finding loose wings from recent swarms on your outside window sills. If you find either of these, please contact Clint Miller Exterminating Company right away so we can help you identify and eliminate your infestation. Be sure to save a sample. Again, if you email us pictures of your wing samples or any mud tunnels you find, along your foundation, we’ll try to identify your problem prior to our inspection. Be sure to send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Perhaps the most insidious thing about Subterranean Termites is that they’re not easy to detect on your own for months and perhaps years. But the professionals at Clint Miller Exterminating Company can help. Via a regular home inspection process, our pest control staff will add an ounce of prevention to help you avoid the higher priced “pound of cure” from allowing a colony to thrive in your home’s structure. If you have termites, we’ll help you eliminate them and we’ll do it in way that’s safe for your family, your pets and your living environment. It can take between three and six months of professional treatment to fully eliminate a colony. Once we assess your specific problem, our professionals will help you decide the best course of action to solve it.