Categories for Termite Control

The Dangers of Termite Infestations in Homes

June 23, 2023

The Dangers of Termite Infestations in Homes Termites are wood-eating insects that can cause extensive damage to homes and buildings. They feed on wood, paper, and other cellulose-based materials, making them a significant threat to the structural integrity of homes and buildings. Termites can enter your home through a variety of ways, including cracks in foundation walls, openings around plumbing and electrical lines, and even through small openings in wood. Termites can quickly create extensive damage that can be expensive to repair, and they can go unnoticed for years, making the damage even more severe. It’s essential to take steps... View Article

How To Prevent A Termite Infestation This Summer

May 24, 2023

How To Prevent A Termite Infestation This Summer Termites can be a big problem for homeowners, and the summer months are a particularly difficult time to deal with them. Fortunately, there are a number of steps you can take to prevent a termite infestation from occurring in your home this summer! Keep Your Gutters Clean If you have a home with gutters, then it’s crucial that they are kept clean all year. This will help them to drain properly and prevent damage to your lawn, foundation and other house structures. Gutters that are clogged with leaves and debris are a great... View Article

Signs Your Home May Have Termites

April 24, 2023

Signs Your Home May Have Termites Termites are a multi-billion dollar problem, and unless you can catch them in the act early, they can cause severe damage to your home. That’s why it’s important to know your home’s warning signs. Here are a few to look for: Swarmers If you see swarmers, it may be an indication of termites in your home. These winged insects are the reproductives of termite colonies and they fly away to mate and start new ones. Swarmers can be found near windows, doorways and other places that are easily accessible to termites. If you notice... View Article

Do Termites Stay Active in Winter?

January 3, 2022

Termites are some of the most damaging pests there are. The West Indian drywood termite alone causes $100 million in damage in the United States each year—and that’s just one type of termite in one country. The amount of damage is considerably higher throughout the world. Depending on where you live, you may not be thinking about termites in the winter. You may have even wondered, “Do termites stay active in winter?” The answer, unfortunately, is yes. This article will cover termites in winter and explain why termites stay active during the winter. What are termites? Termites are small insects... View Article

When Should I Be Getting Termite Inspections?

August 25, 2020

By the time you notice evidence of a termite infestation, it may already be too late. Termites can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage to your building rather quickly, which is why it’s important to keep up with termite prevention in Central Illinois. Even if you think your building is protected, regular inspections can help keep it that way. Here’s what to look for and the key times to get a termite inspection. Signs of a termite infestation Termites eat away at wood, whether that’s your floors, ceilings or inside your walls. Typically, they leave behind some obvious... View Article

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