Why Do I Have a Termite Problem?
Termites don't hibernate, so they are a potential problem throughout the entire year. Eastern subterranean termites thrive in moist areas preferring to nest in damp soil near tree stumps, leaf piles, and decaying or water-damaged wooden structures. If your property provides areas of excess moisture and appropriate food sources, it is only a matter of time before termites become a problem.
While termites are often problematic on properties near wooded areas, they are just as concerning in more urban areas. Cities provide these pests with plenty of structures to use as a food source.
Where Will I Find Termites?
Termites nest in the soil and travel back and forth each day from the nest to food sources. As they move through the ground, the blind workers find their way inside through spaces in the foundation. They also move inside through wood that's making direct contact with the ground.
After moving into a structure, they begin attacking materials made of cellulose, preferring materials damaged by water. Things like structural beams, insulation, wallpaper, wood trim, and other building materials are commonly invaded and destroyed by termites.
How Do I Get Rid of Termites?
Get rid of wood-eating termites from your home or property with the help of the termite control experts at BHB Pest Elimination. Our variety of termite control options will meet your property's specific needs, eliminating termites and stopping them from returning. We don't just control termites but eliminate them! Termites are destructive and costly pests and do not belong in our homes and businesses. For more information about our termite control services, reach out to BHB Pest Elimination today.
How Can I Prevent Termites in the Future?
- Get rid of decaying wood mulch, tree stumps, and other organic debris from your property.
- Eliminate areas of standing water near your home, and fix leaky pipes and fixtures.
- Run dehumidifiers in your house.
- Fix cracks and crevices in the foundation.
- Limit soil to wood contact on your property.
- Remove old or decaying wooden structures from your property.