Termite Removal & Control in Eugene
There are 50 different “types” of termites, each with their own distinctive behaviors, however, all of them need the same conditions to survive and, unfortunately for homeowners, all of those conditions exist within their home – regardless of what the home is built from. Many people call termites “silent destroyers” because of their ability to stay out of sight while efficiently tearing large pieces of wood from your home’s framing, foundation, or walls causing an estimated $5 billion in damages each year. That is even more than the amount of damages that flood and fire cause every year!
The highly-skilled experts at A-One Pest Control have been proud to provide top-notch termite control services to the residents and business owners of Eugene for over 30 years. Our team is sensitive to the fact that your home is where you and your family feel safe and secure, not to mention being the biggest investment of your life. We are committed to helping our customers protect their investment and reinstate that feeling of safety in their home by expertly addressing any termite infestation. Our company is fully bonded, licensed, and insured and we commit to only using products that are safe for humans and pets.
What Do Termites Look Like?
It is unlikely that you will ever see termites crawling around in your home, they are highly-adept at hiding away and never leave the nest to come out to the open. Only one of the subordinates in a termite colony will leave the nest and that is the swarmers or, winged termites. The king, queen, and other subordinates always stay with the nest. The presence of swarmers is a sign of a mature and healthy infestation. If you notice a flying insect in your home it is important to properly identify what it is and then locate where it came from. While it might be a benign species of general flying insects, it could also be a swarming termite indicating a fully mature infestation.
How Can I Detect A Termite Nest?
Many people will mistake termites for ant, while their nesting behaviors are similar ants will discard the material they are burrowing through into piles of shavings, whereas termites get rid of the evidence by eating it. This burrowing and tunneling leaves the structure of your flooring, framing, and walls compromised and at risk of sagging and collapsing.
How Can I Protect My Home From Termites?
Protecting your home from termites should be considered an everyday effort. These are pests are especially attracted to rotting wood that has been softened by water damage. Therefore, the first thing to do to combat against an infestation of termites is to rid your home of any excessively moist conditions. This means making sure that the space around all plumbing is properly sealed and is not leaking. Also, refrain from stacking piles of lumber or firewood up against your home or near the foundation, and have your drainage system services to ensure it is properly diverting water away from your home during storms and wet weather.
If you see winged insects in your home, or you think you might have a termite infestation on your hands contact the expert termite control technicians at A-One Pest Control immediately. Every day that termites are allowed to live in your home, means the more damage that is done and the more equity that is lost. Let us help you to protect your investment, contact us today for help with your termite control needs.