Termites 2017-10-14T02:05:47+00:00

Termites are among the most destructive pests in the country, and cause more than 5 billion dollars of damage annually. North Carolina has a long history of termite problems, and no building should be considered immune to their potential damage. Detecting an infestation early can save you thousands of dollars in potential repairs and secure the structural integrity of your home or business. Instead of running the risk, contacting Top NC Pest Control is a great way to make certain that your property is protected.

Here in North Carolina, the most common type of termite found is the eastern subterranean termite colony. Usually, the first kind of termite anyone will see is a swarmer, which tend to live in infested stumps or logs and grow in number until they burst forth by the hundreds or even the thousands and swarm to find a new building in which to settle, reproduce, and make new colonies. While the swarmers themselves are not harmful, the spreading of the termite colony is concerning and the sight of thousands of termites can be frightening for many people. The good news is that if you find a swarm before it has a chance to spread and establish a new colony, you have probably caught the infestation early enough to avoid most damage.

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Termites are surprisingly long lived for insects, with mature colonies contacting up to 60,000 workers, all working to do damage to your property. What’s more, their similar appearance to other pests like winged ants can often make them hard to detect. Some potential signs of a termite infestation can include small holes in wood, dried and shed wings, sagging doors and floors where their tunnels have compromised the structural integrity of the building, and indentations in drywall. However, the only way to really know for certain whether or not you have a termite problem is to entrust an expert to safely and correctly identify the source of any of these potential issues that might be plaguing your home.

When you call our team, you will get a timely, no obligation consultation with an experienced expert within our network who has seen termites before. They will know the best ways to identify if there is termite activity on your property, how to tell if the problem is another insect entirely, and give you smart, reliable options of how best to proceed with the pest control problem that plagues you. They will not only know how to identify and kill termites, but also how to prevent them from returning over and over again. Our methods are designed to be thorough and provide the best termite treatment on the market without costing you unnecessary cash. We have partnered with top termite extermination experts in the marketplace, including well-known brand names like Orkin and Terminix, so that we always have access to the most cutting edge technology and methods of fighting termites.

Advanced pest control means being aware of multiple different techniques to address pest infestations. Termites are a tricky insect to address thoroughly, which is one of the many reasons our affiliate partners will try so hard to find the right combination of methods to kill termites. They will also have a list of recommendations that can help protect your property from further outbreaks. These methods are easy to follow and mostly address ways to make sure that the structure of your home or business stays clean and dry. Termites prefer moist wood because it is easier for them to chew, so everything you can do to keep water away from the walls and base of your structure is going to help, whether it’s repairing leaks, installing moisture barriers, or making sure that your lawn is graded correctly to keep rain water away.

We can understand why it might be tempting to try and address pest control issues yourself. With the plethora of do it yourself methods now on the market, it can often seem like just additional hassle to call in and pay for a true expert when you can supposedly deal with the problem on your own. However, the truth is that many the over the counter methods simply aren’t strong enough to deal with the virulent species of bugs that live in the south. When it comes to a pest that is as potentially serious as termites, do not risk the long-term safety of your home or business. Instead, trust a team of trusted professionals to deal with the problem so that you can rest easy knowing that your property is protected.