Termites love heat and moisture, which makes St. George their haven. Termites are wood fanatics and, if not treated, their eating habits can destroy even the most secure buildings. Since termites live either underground or in the wood that they eat, it can be extremely difficult to find the troublemakers until after they’ve caused some damage.
But if you do notice termites in your home or see termite damage, be sure to hire immediate termite control services to deal with the problem. Termites typically can’t be treated with home remedies, especially since they typically live in the wood that they eat. This makes it hard to get to them, but Nature’s Gate Pest Control has the experience and skill to eliminate your termite infestation before it’s too late.
There are three types of termites, but only two live in Southern Utah. The two kinds of termites to watch out for are drywood termites and subterranean termites. To treat either variety, you should turn to professional termite pest control.
Of the two species found in Southern Utah, drywood termites are more common than subterranean termites. If you notice a pest that resembles a white ant in your home, be aware that these are drywood termites and not ants. If you do notice them, contact professional help right away. Because these termites have a habit of eating healthy wood from the inside out, they could quickly and easily destroy your home before you know it. Typically, drywood termites will start at the very top of your house, such as your attic, and work their way down to your lowest level. Be sure to identify them and seek out help before they can cause too much damage.
While drywood termites are more common, subterranean termites are much more destructive. If you don’t catch them early on, your home can suffer from extreme damage. These termites are drawn to locations with moisture, such as kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms. They can quickly destroy the wood in your home, but what makes them more destructive is that they can build large underground tunnel systems in the foundations of homes. If you’re not careful, they could ruin the entire foundation of your home. Be sure to seek immediate professional help when you notice subterranean termites in your home.
The biggest problem with termites is that they never live alone. The size of the colony depends on the type of termite. Drywood termite colonies max out at around 5,000 termites, but subterranean termite colonies average between 60,000 and 1 million termites.
Since termites never sleep, they can gnaw at your home or office’s wood all hours of the day. Additionally, they don’t hibernate and are active all year.
Although termites don’t typically bite humans, they do still pose a health risk to you and everyone in the building. Even without biting people, termites can cause people to have allergic reactions and asthma attacks.
We know that a termite infestation is nothing to put off for later. At Nature’s Gate Sustainable Pest Control, we always offer fast pest control with times available every day, so you get quick response times for your termite problem. Additionally, our goal is to keep you safe. We only use safe chemical alternatives to fight off pests, getting rid of unwanted guests without sacrificing your health and safety.
We’re also known for our quick services. If you’ve noticed a termite infestation in your home, you can schedule us to come out in the next day or so to eliminate the issue. Be sure to contact us to schedule the next available slot for our termite pest control so that we can make your home pest-free in no time.