Green T Pest Alert: Termites!In Fall on May 15, 2017 at 1:36 pm | Written by admin
This post is for informational purposes. Green T does not treat for termites. Termites are a highly specialized pest control solution which we are unable to offer our customers at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience.
This is the time of year when termites make their presence well known. In the springtime, termite colonies send out swarms of termites, to mate and begin new colonies.
Termites really pose no risk to homeowners. Their only mission is to reproduce & start a new colony. The “scariest” part of this process it’s that when they do come inside, they tend to invade by the hundreds…or even thousands! Yikes!
The best way to kill them is to vacuum them up. Try to find the spot where they are entering your home. It could be from a hole in the wall or a crack around a door frame or baseboard. Put a piece of clear packing tape over the hole. (No need for any sprays or chemicals as termites live at the end of a very long tunnel & sprays are really quite ineffective at stopping these determined little guys anyway.)
Termite swarming usually lasts less than an hour. You are more likely to discover you have a termite problem by finding evidence of termite damage rather than sightings of any actual termites themselves. Other more common signs include:
- Mud shelter tubes along exterior foundation walls, floor joists above the basement or emerging from cracks where the floor & wall meet in the garage.
- Soft spots in wood, floor or drywall (Wood with termite damage will be weak & brittle. If it’s soft & mushy, it’s more likely to be water damage.)
- Piles of small, delicate wings shed by reproduction (typically found near the point of emergence & light sources).
*This post is for informational purposes. Green T does not treat for termites. Termites are a highly specialized pest control solution which we are unable to offer our customers at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience