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How Termites Enter Buildings
Subterranean termites are some of the most common pests and are often responsible for the most costly damages. They usually enter buildings through mud or dirt tubes that they build along the ground’s surface. Subterranean termites prefer moist areas behind walls, in basements and under foundations. Although Formosan termites are mostly found in coastal states, they are just as destructive. Their colonies are often larger than subterranean colonies, and they typically choose foundations and the backsides of walls to attack.
How To Identify Termite Infestations
For subterranean termites, look for dirt tubes along the outside of a home or building. Knock on areas of the walls where there should be solid wood. If it sounds hollow instead, this may be a sign that termites are chewing wood from the backside of the wall.
How To Remove Termites
If a termite inspection has not been performed in the past year, call a professional even if an infestation has not been identified. Never use DIY methods found online for infestations. They are dangerous to family members and pets. Trying to treat an infestation usually results in the termites relocating to an area that is even harder to reach or see. Always trust a professional to handle the job and remove an infestation. Having a problem treated early will save thousands in damages. Call Adams Pest Control for a free estimate or to discuss an ongoing preventative treatment plan in Arkansas. The professionals at Adams Pest Control have been providing quality service since 1957.