How Dangerous Are The Termites In Eureka?

4/15/2021

It’s a promising signal if you don’t see any pests around your Eureka home or business. However, there could still be insects and creatures lurking on your land. Many can slip indoors and procreate at mass without much ruckus or bringing attention to themselves. These kinds of critters are arguably the most harmful because you won’t be privy to their havoc until maybe it’s too late. Termites fit this description.

a termite crawling in chewed wood

Termites are wood-destroying insects that typically hide behind foundations. Rarely you will spot them. They are so ruinous, they generate $5 billion worth of expenses for Americans each year. Sadly, insurance companies hardly come to the rescue. Find out more

How Do Termites Operate? What Are the Hazards?

Termite colonies have loads of members. Each has a specific role as a worker, soldier, or swarmer. Across subspecies, the three classes vary in size and color. Some common workers in the region are 0.12 of an inch long and white or grayish-white. They do most of the tearing of wood while being shielded by yellow-brown soldiers. These have bold jaws and rectangular heads. If either of these groups is seen at all, it will be by soil or structural holes and voids.

You’ll spy swarmers with your eye because the winged bugs fly from nests when they’re stuffed. Their job is to start new colonies by mating. They are ½ of an inch long. Shade-wise, they’re brown, black, or yellow. Light sources attract them, so look around windows and fixtures for them. Swarmers are the number one sign of infestation. Additional notes are:

  • Finding pieces of swarmer wings; they’re scaly and translucent

  • Discovering mounds of fecal frass close to termite maze patterns, mud tubes, and holes

  • Foundations that sound hollow

  • Hearing soft noises inside of walls

  • Seeing that paint is bubbling up and appearing water damaged

  • Noticing that drywall is discolored and drooping

  • Tiles falling away

  • Conceding floorboards 

  • Window frames and doors that are hard to open

One of the main concerns with termites is that walls and bases could cave in. Even worse, it could happen while someone is standing beneath them. A relative, customer, or employee being injured or dying would be a tragedy. More difficulties would come if you have to move to another home or business location. For entrepreneurs, a long-standing closure might be considered. Not to mention the great cost of repairs and recovery. You could easily be bankrupt or lose a substantial amount of funds. As far as disease, termites don’t transmit or cultivate any. What they do trigger are allergic reactions.

How Can Termites Be Prevented?

To avoid dealing with a termite takeover, perform the following tasks:

  • Rotting or spoiled wood must be restored or removed.
  • Have leaks and moisture issues fixed and prioritize those dampening the wood. 
  • Close cracks in utility lines, foundations, and caulk all entry points.
  • All exterior vents should have screens attached. 
  • Regularly clean gutters and vents.
  • Sit plants and woodpiles two feet or more from the property. 
  • Keep free wood, such as fire logs, off of the soil. 
  • Cut your grass and trim greenery routinely.

What Can Accurate Termite & Pest Solutions Do About Termites?

“Do it yourself” (DIY) termite methods are pricey, risky, and often won’t get to the heart of an infestation. These bugs require the industrial-grade interventions of Accurate Termite & Pest Solutions. Our highly trained technicians will utilize Sentricon® Termite Baiting & Interception Systems, Bora-Care, and more. These treatments are formulated to end colonies and create protective barriers. We have specific applications for multiple termite species. Call us at Accurate Termite & Pest Solutions for a free inspection today!

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