Got Termites? Hire a CT Termite Control Exterminator Today
Different types of wood destroying insects are often misdiagnosed as termite (carpenter bees, carpenter ant, powder post beetles).
Licensed termite control professionals should inspect to confirm which pest is doing damage to the property and what termite treatment is appropriate for the situation.
Sometimes You See Termites, Sometimes You Don’t
Warming temperatures and wet weather are the catalyst for large numbers of winged termites. Known as “swarmers,” they can be seen flying into the air, dropping to the ground, shedding their wings, and pairing off with a mate, in an attempt to create new colonies. In your home, termites may turn up as an unexpected swarm, a sure indication there are termites on the property.
Several ant species can swarm also, so it’s best to have a termite professional inspect to properly identify and prescribe the appropriate treatment. Absence of a termite swarm doesn’t mean your home is safe from these wood destroying insects. Termites are masters of disguise and can often work away at a structure for years undetected, hiding behind walls, under floor coverings, beneath insulation, etc.
More obvious signs of termite infestation are earthen “mud” tubes extending over foundation walls, supports, sill plates, floor joists, window wells, etc. These distinct mud tubes are constructed by termites for shelter as they travel between their underground colonies and their wood food source.
Confirmation of an active termite colony requires the keen eye of a termite expert as even if mud tubes happen to be vacant they could simply have been abandoned as they move along to elsewhere in the structure.
Termite Treatment in Connecticut
Liquid termiticides have been around for many decades. Their purpose is to provide a long-lasting “barrier” in the soil that prevents termites from entering and infesting buildings. In most cases, when an area is treated, termites already within a building die off as well, since they cannot return to the soil without penetrating the barrier. Modern day termiticide products work to kill termites tunneling into treated areas and are a highly effective, reliable means of controlling infestations.
Termiticide applications can only be properly performed by trained pest management professionals by applying products into the soil, where the termites are tunneling.
Termite Baiting/Monitoring Systems
Being proactive can save you huge sums of money on repairs due to termite damage. Termite monitoring systems can give you an early warning that termites are closer to your home than you want them to be, enabling technicians to start controlling the colony before major damage can be caused to your home. These systems are working around the clock 24/7 to help protect your home from termites, and our technicians will check on them on a regular basis.
Connecticut Termite Inspections
Suspect you have a termite issue? A full wood destroying insect inspection will identify if there are ANY wood destroying insect issues in a home, whether past or present. Once we can establish activity/damage is related to termites, a treatment plan can be implemented to protect your investment.
Buying or Selling a Home? Ask About Our CT Termite Inspection Services
We are often called in by homeowners, homebuyers, real estate professionals and home inspectors to conduct wood destroying insect specific inspections for real estate transactions.
Are you in the midst of a real estate deal and have questions or need an inspection? Reach out to us to schedule a termite inspection today!