termite infestationIf you have recently noticed a termite infestation in your home you’re not alone. According to the National Pest Management Association, termites are a serious issue that cause billions of dollars in home repairs every year for homeowners just like you. At Eagle Pest Services, we are here for your after any termite infestation. We understand the importance of treating these swarms quickly and often. If you notice termites, we suggest taking the following steps to ensure that more costly damage isn’t done to your home.

Inspect Your Home

Termite damage isn’t just cosmetic damage, they eat away at the foundation of your home. According to homewyse, the average cost to repair termite damage in the 20187 zip code can cost up to $700. The first thing you need to do when you notice a termite swarm is to find any shed wings. After mating, fertilized termites shed their wings and go to form colonies. If you notice wings that have been shed, you may have a big problem on your hands. You also need to check for mud tubes. These tubes are the exterior homes of termites because some cannot survive exposed to air. Termites will build mud tunnels from their colony to the wood of your home. It is a direct path from their shelter to food. This is a sign of a larger infestation. The most obvious thing you can inspect is the wood in your home. You might see buckling wood, bubbling wallpaper, and swollen floors and ceilings. In some cases, you may even see piles of sawdust. These are the telltale signs that a termite infestation is happening in your home. Make note of these findings and share them with your pest technician at the time of service.

Call a Professional

When you notice one or more of these signs the next important step is to call in a professional pest control service. This is not a situation that you should try to handle on your own. Only a truly experienced pest control company will be able to rid your home of these destructive pests. At Eagle Pest Services, we work to determine the type of termite infestation that you have because each species requires its own extermination plan. This plan will also be customized depending on the location of the infestation and where the infestation is located.

Treatment Options

The treatment options for various termites species can range from soil treatment to baiting systems. We can offer soil treatment in order to create a barrier around the established colony. This keeps the termites from spreading and also prevents reinfestation after successful treatment. The next option is treating the actual wood. We use a variety of methods including sprays, foams, Borate wood, and injections. These are all options to kill existing colonies, as well as options for prevention. The other treatment option we have is bait systems. These are used on the perimeter of a home to attract and kill active colonies.

Schedule an Inspection

Termite inspections are an integral part of being a homeowner. If you haven’t had a termite inspection recently, now is the time to schedule one. During a termite inspection with Eagle Pest Services, the technician will inspect all areas visible including the basement, crawl space and garage. If termites are found, this inspection may include sounding or probing the suspected areas. At the conclusion of the inspection, your technician will provide you with a thoroughly written termite extermination plan and estimate. Give us a call today at 1-888-616-8739 or complete our online inspection form and someone will be in touch with you shortly.