What are the warning signs of termites?
- Pencil-sized diameter, or larger, mud tubes running across bare concrete or masonry between the soil and any wooden part of your building, inside or outside.
- Thin, small, papery wings, all the same size and shape, 3/8″; to 1/2 ” long, on your windowsill, countertop or floor (especially in late spring after a recent rain).
- Thin “bubbled” or distorted areas of paint on wooden surfaces, which feel cool to the touch.
- Any wooden building parts (especially if they are support structures) that begin to “sag” unexpectedly
Beware of termites.
More than 365,000 homes in the U.S. are involved in fire each year. More than 600,000 U.S. homes suffer termite damage, totaling over $5 billion annually. Termites cause more damage than all fires, most storms and earthquakes combined. More than 2 million homes require termite treatment each year. While homeowners’ insurance can help recover losses from fires, floods, and earthquakes, it’s almost impossible to get insurance against termites.
Finding out your home has termites can scare most homeowners. You typically can’t see them or hear them. Frequently, only a trained inspector can find signs of infestation.
Treatment by homeowners to control termites is virtually impossible. Bug Busters USA’s experts have the specialized knowledge and equipment needed for effective control and protection from termite infestation. Termites are found in all the states where Bug Busters USA provides service. They eat wood and may also destroy paper products such as books, cardboard boxes, furniture, and other items. Even buildings with steel framing and masonry walls are targets because of the wooden doors, window frames, wooden support beams, cabinets, or shelving.
To learn more about how we can develop a termite management plan best suited to your situation call us or schedule online a Free Termites inspection from one of our trained Pest Professionals today.
Detecting and controlling termites is a job for a professional.
A thorough inspection by a termite control specialist is the first and most important step in protecting your property. “Experienced eyes” can locate the specific areas in your structure where a termite attack is likely to occur. Our inspectors use special tools, such as moisture meters and probing devices, to locate termites.
If a termite infestation is found, our specialist will design a customized treatment plan for your property to control any current infestation and establish either a liquid treated zone, a baited zone or, in some cases, both to take care of future termite infestations.