Washington Termite Pests Prevention & Control

Termite Facts, Identification & Prevention.

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Termites, a word that sends absolute dread through every home and property owner alike. Termites cause intense levels of damage to structures, with the average homeowner spending upwards of $3,000 for termite repairs. Due to the intensity of their damage, it is important to treat the problem as soon as you become aware. Treating termites before severe damage can save you thousands of dollars.

The longer termites have to feed on your property, the more costly the repairs become. So, how can you identify, prevent, and treat for termites?

Identification and Infestation

Though there are a variety of termite species, their motive is the same - causing damage to your home. They are fast-breeding, ruthless creatures that continue breeding and feeding for years. Subterranean Termites are so destructive that they can even collapse an entire building.

Some clues that might tip you off to an infestation include honeycombed wood, hollow sounding wood structures, wood damage, or mud tubes along walls, baseboards, or in cracks. You may also find wings of flying termites on window sills or fecal pellets. If you see any of these signs, it is necessary to conduct an inspection of your property to assess damage and determine a treatment plan for termite and pest control.

Common Termite Type Insects

Prevention

Instead of waiting for a termite problem to appear, take precautionary steps to prevent any issues from occurring. Follow these tips to keep termites at bay:

  • Properly Vent Subfloor Areas: Poor ventilation often equals moisture and humidity. Termites are attracted to these things and are therefore more likely to set up shop in a poorly ventilated area.
  • Paint Maintenance: Fresh paint is a great way to deter termites. If your home has regular paint maintenance, the likelihood of termites decreases.
  • Remove Stored Timbers, Stumps, and Trees: Timbers, stumps, and trees are all ideal places for termites to breed. The more of these risk factors you have on your property, the more likely termites are to infest your home.
  • Reduce Moisture Levels: If you have leaky faucets or pipes, repair them. These moisture reducing measures will help to keep termites away.
  • Screens: Bugs are tricky and like to come through vents, cracks, and crevices. To deter termites from your home, screen attic and foundation vents ensuring any cracks are properly sealed.
  • Inspections: To really be sure you are not missing any signs of termites, bring in a professional to inspect your property for every 2-3 years.
  • Keep Climbing Plants and Bushes Away: Termites are sneaky, and they often go undetected in climbing plants. The roots of some bushes and trees can penetrate your foundation and give termites access to your home. To keep your home safe, make sure to allow a clearance of at least 30 cm.

Treatment

To effectively treat your termite problem, call a talented technician to assess your property, make a treatment plan, and follow-through. At All Seasons Pest Control, our treatment plans have a customized approach. We understand each home and termite problem is unique, and therefore offer a variety of different treatments including termite fumigation, physical termite barriers, and other options designed to get rid of unwanted house guests.

 

All Seasons Pest Control

Unfortunately even the most prepared homeowners can sometimes fall victim to a termite infestation. If you find yourself in need of termite control in Tacoma, call All Seasons Pest Control. With over 30 years of quality experience, we get rid of your termites for good.

Infestations are stressful. That is why we only offer the best service. Just ask our loyal customers.