From watching National Geographic, you might have a picture of termites living somewhere in a desert in tall elaborate nests. While this is true, there are many different species of termites, some of which find it very cozy in the Delmarva region. Termites can live unnoticed in your house or yard for a long time quietly causing irreparable damage.
The Eastern subterranean termite is the most common termite species on the East Coast. These termites prefer to inhibit dark moist places where they have access to Douglas Fir and other common building timbers. This makes a home with a minor moisture or humidity problem a perfect spot for termite infestation.
How do you know if you have a termite problem?
Aside from inviting your local Delmarva pest control specialists to conduct regular inspections, you can look for the following signs of trouble:
- Swarming winged termites in your yard, next to or inside your home
- Wooden beams or boards breaking under minimal pressure
- Wood that sounds hollow
- Mud tunnels
- A pile of termite wings that fell off after swarming
If you discover any of these signs, call Accurate Termite & Pest Control right away. We will help you determine the extent of the infestation, eliminate it and give you tips on how to prevent it in the future. If you find the nest or swarming termites, don't attempt to evict them yourself. If you disturb the colony without fully getting rid of it, the termites will just move to different part of your home. Let our professionals handle this for you!