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What To Do If You Spot Signs Of Termites In Your Collegeville Home

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Most people do not spend time considering all the things that might go wrong inside their homes. Granted, this is a stressful way to live. We are not here today to encourage you to take on stress, just to consider a way to reduce your likelihood of dealing with something stressful inside your own home. We are talking about termites. These wood-eating pests are a huge problem in our area.

Here is how to spot signs of termites inside your Collegeville home and what methods work best to get these pests out of structural wood fast. Contact Terra Pest Management Specialists for direct information about our termite control. We are experts at pest control in Collegeville and have everything you need to stop these destructive pests from chewing away at your equity. 

How To Identify Signs Of Termites Around Your Home

If there are termites inside your home, they are probably well hidden. Most infestations go unnoticed for months, if not years, before obvious signs of damage present themselves. Keeping this in mind, here are some signs of termites to look for inside your home before calling in our professionals for a thorough inspection:

  • Windows and doors that are difficult to open
  • Floor and stairs that squeak when you walk over them
  • Moisture spots on floors, ceilings, and walls
  • Sagging floors and ceilings
  • Buckling beams
  • Termite swarmers inside your home
  • Mud tubes around your home’s exterior

Not seeing these signs does not mean you do not have termites. We highly recommend scheduling your home and property for a detailed professional inspection once a year or investing in total termite control to make sure these pests are kept under control. 

Why And How Termites Infest And Destroy Homes

Termites get into homes by utilizing tunnels underground or by infesting wood directly. Subterranean termites, the most common species in Collegeville, look for structural wood that is water-damaged, rotting, or in decay to feed on. Often infestations start when these pests find tasty treats around properties. These treats include wet cardboard, sticks, leaves, dead trees, and stumps. Remove these things from your yard to reduce your chances of dealing with different kinds of termites in the future.

The Problem With Trying To Get Rid Of Termites By Yourself

Once termites establish a presence inside a home, they are nearly impossible to treat effectively without professional help. This is for two reasons. First, most termite treatments require professional-grade equipment. This equipment can be pricey and is usually only purchased and used by pest control companies. Second, in order to know if the methods you use are working, you need to be able to monitor or detect termites on your property. Again, this requires professional-grade equipment in addition to a high level of training. Because of these limitations, we recommend leaving these pests to the professionals.

For services you can trust, talk with our Terra Pest Management Specialists team. 

Contact The Pros For Total Termite Control For Your Home

If you notice signs of termites in your house, do not hesitate to call a termite control professional. Although these pests will not destroy your property in a week, they will cause more and more damage the longer you ignore them. Our team has everything you need to identify, combat, and prevent these destructive little insects. All you have to do is let us know you need our assistance.

Contact our team at Terra Pest Management Specialists now to learn more about termite control and find out what you need to combat these pests on your Collegeville property year-round.

Our certified pest experts will work with you to find the best solution for your needs. Simply fill out this form for a free, no-obligation estimate.