How Are Termites Treated?

Termites are among the most common pests in the world. Unfortunately, they’re also among the most destructive. Left to their own devices, a colony of termites will eat up as much wood as it can find, which can result in extensive property damage. If you’re concerned that you may have a termite infestation on your hands, it’s time to get in touch with a professional pest control service. It requires special expertise and specific tools to completely eliminate termites. Here is a look at how termite infestations are treated:

Preventing Termites from Entering a Building

One of the most important steps involved in treating termites is stopping them from getting inside a building in the first place. Make sure that any cracks or other possible entrances are sealed, and have any leaks fixed as soon as possible. Keep wood—and, if possible, trees and bushes—away from your building. Finally, make sure that the soil immediately surrounding your building is as dry as possible to discourage subterranean termite infestations.

Identifying Termites on Your Property

If you want to remove termites from any property, you’ll need to know how to identify an infestation. Termites leave behind numerous traces of their presence, including mud tubes, hollowed-out wood, and their droppings, called frass. You may even see winged termites flying around inside your home.

Eliminating Existing Termite Infestations

Getting rid of termites that are already in your yard or inside your building is another challenge. The EPA has approved several methods of chemical termite removal, including wood treatments, termite baits, and soil termiticides. When you contact a termite control service, they will examine your property and determine the best approach for treating your specific situation.

If you spot any of the warning signs of termites at your home or business, it’s time to call Essential Pest Management. Our termite control team has more than three decades of experience eliminating these property-destroying pests. We are available to respond to pest problems in Tucson, Marana, Green Valley, and other communities in Southern Arizona. You can reach us at (520) 908-6251.

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