March 9, 2021
Time To Think About Termite Protection For Your Beaumont Property
As spring approaches, it's time to start thinking about termites, and what better time to do that than Termite Awareness Week?
Termite Awareness Week (March 7 -13) is a national initiative founded by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) to encourage homeowners to inspect their property for termites. It takes place the first full week before spring — just when termite season is about to begin.
It might seem like a silly thing to dedicate an entire week to, but termite problems are incredibly common and shockingly expensive to repair. And the reason why termite repairs are often so costly is because the damage is usually extensive by the time homeowners realize they have an infestation.
When it comes to termites, awareness and prevention are essential. If you’ve been putting off termite protection for your Beaumont property, it’s time to take the threat seriously.
Problems That Termites Cause
Termites are the most destructive pests you can have on your property — far more destructive than even rats and mice. They specialize in eating up cellulose-based material like the structural wood that composes your home. What’s worse is that termites don’t sleep and will eat nonstop, not to mention they’re discreet and won’t leave noticeable signs of destruction until severe damage is already done.
Extensive termite damage can make your home unsafe to live in and result in expensive repairs. In fact, Americans spend an estimated five billion dollars to repair termite damage to their homes every year. Termites will feed not only on structural wood but also furniture, flooring, cupboards, and drywall, among other materials.
The resulting destruction can lead to buckling walls and ceilings that can eventually collapse if left untreated. Some species can produce up to a thousand eggs per day and, if allowed to proliferate, a colony can become massive and difficult to control without professional intervention.
Signs Of Termites
Once a substantial termite infestation develops, the damage can be devastating. That’s why the best thing you can do to prevent a colony of termites from developing is to be proactive and stop termites before they infest your home. Keep an eye out for signs of termites, especially as the warm weather returns. Here are a few things to look out for:
- Termite tubes – Muddy, earthen tunnels running along the foundation of your property are a sure sign of termites. Subterranean termites use these tubes to connect their colony to their food source.
- Swarming termites – Before they establish a colony, flying termites will swarm in order to breed. The presence of discarded insect wings on your property can be a sign of termite infestation.
- Droppings – Termite droppings, also called frass, are small wood-colored pellets that amass where termites feed.
- Visible damage – Although structural damage can go on unseen, termites also leave visible signs of infestation. Bubbling paint or wallpaper, hollow-sounding wood, and maze-like patterns appearing in wooden structures are all likely signs of termites.
Termites are a serious problem that can ruin your property and quality of life. With help from reliable professional termite experts, you can defend against termites and rest easy knowing your home is protected. Bill Clark Pest Control can deliver just that.
If you’re experiencing termite problems, want an inspection for your property, or simply have questions about termites in Beaumont, we can help. We will provide a free termite inspection to both the interior and exterior of your home to find the source of the infestation. Using cutting-edge termite control like Termidor® liquid treatment and Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System, we will eliminate your termite problem once and for all and keep termites from coming back.
Get in touch with our experienced team today.
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