With winter coming to an end and warmer weather beginning to become a more regular occurrence, a number of household pests will undoubtedly spring into action. At this time of year a pest problem may be the furthest from your mind but there are definitely a few things to be aware of. Termites, for one, can be a threat to your home that you can’t afford to ignore. Termites will attack buildings of all ages. They can enter a home through openings as small as 1/64″ where they will begin to eat away at the wood structure. If an infestation is left unattended to the consequences to your home can be critical, requiring expensive fixes or you to just move out altogether. To find out how you can protect your home from termites search online for termite control los angeles.
The most common type of termite found in New England is the Subterranean Termite. These termites live underground where they reproduce by the thousands. If they are present underneath your home they will tunnel through any solid wood, severely affecting the underground structure of your home. A mature colony can contain up to 5 million termite workers and go unnoticed for many years. The easiest way to spot a termite infestation is a mud tunnel between the soil and wood at the base of your home.
A termite colony consists of a few different elements that all work together to wreak havoc. A King and Queen are at the heart of every colony. The Queen’s sole responsibility is to reproduce, which she does by laying thousands of eggs every year. Workers keep the colony in top shape, making any necessary repairs to the tunneling as well as forage for food to bring to the rest of the colony. Swarmers are winged termites that attempt to leave and start a new colony. The last type of termites are soldiers whose prime responsibility is to defend the colony.
If you suspect that you need Boston termite control there are a few signs that you can look for.
- Small holes in any wood in the structure
- Sagging doors or floors
- Mud tunnels between soil and base of your home
- Small wings found in any cracks
Upon finding any of these signs don’t hesitate to call NW Pest. We will be happy to come out to your home to inspect it more thoroughly and offer our expert diagnosis. If you do in fact have a termite infestation we can take quick, decisive action to ensure the pests won’t be there for long. We have a number of different Boston termite control treatment methods ranging from environmentally friendly techniques to more industrial methods. We have been working in the Boston area for years and have experience dealing with termite infestations on all types of property. Call NW Pest to schedule an appointment today.