Termites may be causing significant damage to your home without you even noticing. They can gain entrance into a structure through any part of the wood frame in contact with the ground. They can eat away at the foundation itself and can enter your home where they will cause even more problems. Termites can also gain entry into your home through openings in the foundation around pipes or through cracks in the foundation.
Termites feed on material that contains cellulose such as:
- Plant debris
All homes, regardless of their construction types can provide food for termites. Some termites, require moisture to survive and will create mud tubes to protect themselves from sunlight, air and dryness. Those mud tubes can also allow them to gain access to a structure that is above the ground.
Termites are usually found when they swarm, which typically happens between the months of March and May. If you notice a termite swarm, it is a sign of a mature colony and you should contact a professional licensed pest control company, such as OPC Pest Control, immediately. Should you try to take care of your termite problems yourself, you may end up not being able to remove the entire colony, causing the issue to continue and result in further damage to your home or business.
Oftentimes, these indications of a termite infestation can go unnoticed and undetected until the damage is found. Help protect your home against termites by eliminating food and moisture conditions around your home that would make it attractive to termites. Remove excessive plant cover and wood mulch around your house, seal entry points around water and utility pipes and ventilate crawl spaces to help protect your home against termites.
Don’t Let Termite Problems Wait
If you’re located in Upstate NY’s Capital District and you notice termite damage in your home or elsewhere, call OPC Pest Control today at 518-877-6425. Whether you’re in Saratoga Springs, Clifton Park, Albany or in between, contact OPC Pest Control now to schedule a consultation and discuss your particular pest problems.