Termites are a common pest in Arizona, with the subterranean and drywood termite in particular causing damage to buildings and homes every year. If you have seen termite activity around your property, Davis Pest Control can remove these destructive insects and put effective preventive treatments in place to keep them away.
While they can be mistaken for ants, swarmer termites have four equally sized wings and straight antennae. They are generally dark brown and grow to between 0.25 to 0.5 inches long. The worker termites don’t have wings. They can enter homes under or over ground.
These are more destructive than subterranean termites as they nest in and eat wood from furniture, patios, decks, and window and door frames. From 0.5 to 1 inch long, they are light brown in color with long mandibles. Piles of fecal matter called frass is a sign of infestation.
Although they are not as common in Arizona as other types, dampwood termites can infest moist wood, trees and shrubs. Light to reddish brown, they can be 0.75 to 1 inch in length with swarmers having wings. It’s often hard to realize they have invaded until damage has occurred.
Before obvious damage is visible, you might see mud tubes made by subterranean termites leading from their nest to the wooden structure. Drywood termites often shed their wings around nests. Also look out for sagging wooden floors and peeling of painted wood.
Termites are not dangerous to the health of you, your family or pets and they do not attack humans. In large numbers and being left undisturbed, however, they can cause severe or expensive damage to the structure of your home.
Davis Pest Control can inspect your home for signs of termite infestation or damage. Our technicians can implement control agent sprays around your yard and the exterior of your home to eradicate the termites found outside.
There are a few ways that Davis Pest Control can treat for termites in your home.
If you have seen signs of termite activity or you are concerned that you might have termites, contact Davis Pest Control today. Our experienced technicians can check for infestations and set up a treatment plan to keep termites out of your home. Currently serving Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Florence and Coolidge, AZ.
Trim back trees or vegetation from the walls of your home. Ensure water is draining away from your home. Keep lumber, firewood piles, and wooden garden boxes away from the foundation of your home as they can be attractants for termites. Contact a pest control company if you have any concerns.
Fix any leaks inside or outside your home to avoid attracting termites to the damp wood. Termites are common all over Arizona, so schedule a yearly termite inspection from Davis Pest Control to keep on top of any termite issues.
The only way to effectively get rid of termites from your home is by using a professional company like Davis Pest Control. Using effective techniques like detailed inspections and prevention spray, we can keep your home termite free.