Termites are difficult to find because they do not usually emerge from where they are living. Most often, termites are found during construction or when a swarm is visible. Because termites are so difficult to see, the best option to determine if you have termites is to have a professional help you identify them. If you do see a termite swarm, you can identify them by their straight antennae and equal length wings.
The best way to not get termites is to actively prevent them from entering the area. Some things you can do to help prevent a termite problem are:
- Don’t plant landscaping too close to your building. As the landscaping grows, make sure it doesn’t touch your building.
- Ensure that the ground around your building stays dry through proper grading and gutters.
- Ensure that all vents are free from any blockages, including landscaping.
- Don’t pile wood against or near your structure.
If you suspect that you have a termite problem, then we recommend that you call a qualified, professional exterminator for termite control. They will be able to come out, assess the issue, and make recommendations for a course of action. There is more than one way to address termites. There are chemical and non-chemical treatments for termite control.
Here at Castle Exterminators, we have a vast knowledge and experience in termites. We know the best practices to get rid of them and how to keep them from coming back. Give us a call to discuss your termite control options and to get a free quote.