Termite control is our way of helping you manage an existing termite problem. We know how frustrating it can be when termites are present and have already eaten through your items or they’re migrating to do more damage. To prevent them from ruining more of your items and spreading even further, we’ll help you get the problem under control with our termite treatments. To get rid of termites, ant you’ll likely have to get rid of the furniture or items that they’ve already ruined, as well as chemically treat the area to prevent them populating and spreading more.
Termites can easily and readily eat through your furniture, especially if it’s made completely or partially from wood. You’ll notice termites are present and tearing up your furniture if your wood appears patchy or holey, or if it begins to lose its integrity and seems more hollow than normal. This means that termites have managed to eat it from the inside out and could be working their way outward. It’s important to keep your furniture in moist or moisture-ridden areas dry and covered, to prevent opening the appropriate conditions for termites to accumulate and spread.
Garages are a prime breeding ground for termites, simply because it’s a place that many store bulky items that they rarely check on or use. Whether it’s a cabinet or a desk, the garage likely has some windows that expose it to moisture when it rains and seal it in when the temperatures rise. These conditions combined create the perfect place for termites to migrate to, especially when they have a complete food source, such as your furniture in storage.
Preventing moisture means having your home’s foundation and infrastructure checked from time to time as well. If your home’s foundation and infrastructure are uneven or have problems as well, this can lead to cracks, holes, and crevices in your home that allow termites to easily find a way inward and gain access to your home. This also allows moisture and rain to find a way inward, and when in contact with certain environments, can easily attract the termites too. Preventing moisture is a key element to preventing termite infestations as a whole, so any time your interiors suffer from flooding or water damage, it’s best to dry them out as much as possible or get them of them to prevent opening up a food source for termites to feed off of.
Controlling the conditions in which you store your items can ensure that your belongings are not damaged or prone to damage from termites. To control the conditions, we recommend adding protective layers or covers to your furniture, only storing furniture that is made of non-wood materials, or using a different location, such as a storage unit, to prevent termites from entering. You can also schedule annual termite inspections with our professionals to ensure that termites never arise throughout the year or over the years in place that you can’t see.