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Termite control in clayton nc
Termites are a common, wood-destroying pests in North Carolina, and two species are found here. These insects are extremely destructive when left undetected around structures that are not protected. Protect your home by calling Greenx to inspect and treat right away.
There are two species to keep an eye out for two types of termites around your property, especially during spring—also known as swarming season. They are known as Eastern Subterranean termites and Formosan Subterranean Termites. Not sure if the bugs you see are termites? Request a free inspection today.
Eastern Subterranean Termites
If your North Carolina home has a termite infestation, most likely it is the Eastern subterranean termites. These pests are widely known and distributed throughout the eastern U.S.
In North Carolina, Eastern subterranean termites will start swarming after our spring showers begin. They can enter homes through tiny cracks in the foundation and flooring. If your home has a particularly dark and damp area (like a wet area behind a wall caused by a leak), the termites might form a helper nest in that perfect location.
How do you know if you have a Eastern Subterranean Termite Infestation?
The subterranean termite infestation can be found either on the exterior or interior of your home. If you see mud tubes along the outside of your home, this is a sign they are present. These tubes look like long tunnels made of wool and dirt.
Another sign is soft wood in the home that is hollow, darkening in color. If you see discarded wings near doors or on windowsills, this also indicates that swarmers have entered your home.
Formosan Subterranean Termites
Formosan subterranean termites are often referred to as “super termites” because they are the most aggressive and devious in nature. This termite species is known to chew quickly through wood and flooring undetected. A mature colony could completely devour a 2×4 piece of wood in 25 days.
They love dark, humid places, like attics, crawl spaces, and basements, and are particularly drawn to homes with leaks and drainage issues.
Following heavy rain during spring and early summer, tens of thousands of Formosan termite swarmers can emerge from a single colony. These swarmers are often confused with flying ants.
WHAT IS THE BEST PREVENTION FOR TERMITES?
The best protective measure for termite control is not to wait to see the signs of termite presence. Instead, with preventative treatment by Greenx, we can keep destructive pests from ever touching your home.
Our Greenx™ technicians are trained to spot the signs of termite damage and behavior and equipped with treatments needed to prevent or solve your pest problem. Our service includes a full inspection, treatment, and prevention for termites.