Signs of Termites◀ Back To Blog
May 23, 2012
Termites are a destructive and unwanted pest for many homes, businesses and properties in and around the Capital Region. Termites are wood destroying insect causing over 5 billion dollars in property damage each year, according to The National Pest Management Association. Swarming termites can certainly be found in northeast New York this time of year. Unsure what the difference between an ant and termite is? Our previous blog explains the difference in case you come in contact with one of these insects this season.
At the first signs of termites, contact the termite removal experts at Thomas Pest Services. Termites require a certified pest control expert to locate, properly treat and eliminate surrounding threats. The most common termite found in Clifton Park, Queensbury and Malta is the Eastern Subterranean termite. Subterranean termites form their colonies underground, making it difficult to locate without a trained eye like the professionals at Thomas Pest Services.
What are signs of termites?
Insects. During the spring, winged reproductive termites leave the colony to find a mate and form a new colony. Although this process is not harmful, you will find hundreds to thousands of wings an indicating a colony is near.
Mud Tubes. Mud tubes are the roads traveled by termites underground. Termites do not come to the surface often due to the risk of drying out and dying. Thomas Pest Services can perform a visual inspection to your property to inspect for mud tubes and other signs of termites.
Damage. Termites eat the inside of wood, leaving the outside intact. Wood becomes thin, dark or discolored. If you think termites could be in an area, take a pen and push on the concerned area, if there are termites the wood will crumble.
How to treat termites?
Thomas Pest Services is a proud, Authorized Operator of The Sentricon System. The Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System is designed to give you peace of mind and begins protecting your home as soon as it's installed. The Sentricon System with Always Active technology begins the termite colony elimination process without delay and offers continuous property protection from termites.
- Recruit HD termite bait is immediately available to termites when they enter the stations.
- Recruit HD termite bait remains available all the time to eliminate termite colonies and protect against future invasions.
- Highly durable and dense Recruit HD termite bait will stand up to a tough environment for many years.
- Highly desirable Recruit HD termite bait is preferred by termites over wood, so they devour it faster than wood, and find it even more desirable as it ages.
- Homeowners prefer the Sentricon System with Always Active technology over other treatment options.
If you happen to find termites or evidence of them, contact your Clifton Park pest control specialist immediately. Termites and other pests should not be ignored nor treated with over the counter products. Thomas Pest Services has the experience in termite control and preventing termites in Schenectady, Clifton Park, Ballston Spa, Queensbury and surrounding areas. Contact us for a free inspection to prevent these monsters from destroying your biggest investment.