We will help you identify any potential problems before they become significant issues. With our knowledge of local pests and conditions, we can provide you with the most up-to-date strategies for preventing termites from taking over your home. Let our expert team help ensure your home is safe from these pesky critters!
Types of Termites
When it comes to termites, there are a few different types that can cause damage to your home. Subterranean, Drywood, and Dampwood are Arizona’s three most common types of termites. Subterranean Termites live in colonies underground and build tubes of dirt and mud to travel aboveground. These termites can be incredibly destructive since they have access to the entire structure of your home from their underground nests. Drywood Termites live inside wood structures such as furniture or walls, making them difficult to detect until severe damage has been done. Finally, Dampwood Termites live in damp wood, typically found in trees, logs, or wood submerged in water.
Signs of Termites
Termites can cause severe structural damage to your home and pose a potential health risk. Knowing the signs of termite infestations and taking preventative measures can help protect your family from these wood-destroying insects.
Termites are small, winged insects that feed on wood and other cellulose material like books, paper, insulation, and drywall. As a result, they often go undetected until an infestation has become well-established. Signs of a termite infestation include buckling paint or wallpaper, sagging floors or ceilings, open spots in wooden furniture or structures, mud tubes near the base of walls or crawl spaces, discarded wings near windowsills or doors, as well as visible swarms of flying termites.
If you suspect a termite infestation in your home, you must contact Horn Pest Management immediately for an inspection.
Termites VS Ants: Knowing the Difference
Termites and ants are similar in many ways, but some key differences exist. Knowing the difference between these two pests is essential for identifying a possible infestation and taking the necessary steps for termite prevention. It’s also important to recognize the signs of a termite invasion and act quickly to minimize damage from this wood-destroying pest.
Termites have soft bodies with no antennae, while ants have rigid bodies with antennae. Termites also tend to swarm during springtime, while ants do not. Termite droppings look like sawdust or coffee grounds, whereas ant droppings are much smaller and resemble pepper grains on the floor or walls of your home. Furthermore, termites feed on dead wood, while ants feed on sweets and proteins such as syrup or crumbs left behind after meals. Ants have a segmented body; Termites do not.
Horn Pest Management’s Process & Treatments
Horn Pest Management offers reliable and effective treatments to help protect your home against structural pests. Their process begins with thoroughly inspecting the property to identify any signs of termite damage or activity. After the inspection, their team will advise you on the best treatment options for prevention and eradication.
Horn Pest Management uses professional-grade materials such as bait systems, liquid termiticides, foam applications, and dust to effectively treat infestations. They also provide perimeter treatments creating a barrier around your property’s foundation that termites move through and are infected and die. In addition, Horn Pest Management will maintain regular inspection visits to protect your property from future infestations.
Call Horn Pest Management Today!
Termites are one of the most destructive pests known to homeowners and businesses. They can cause thousands of dollars in damage before they are even noticed, making early detection and prevention is key for homeowners and business owners.
If you’re concerned about termites or have noticed any signs of them on your property, now is the time to call Horn Pest Management. With over two decades of experience in pest control, their team of experts can quickly identify any existing infestation and provide solutions that will help prevent future outbreaks. In addition, they use safe and effective treatments that guarantee results without putting your family or pets at risk.
Don’t wait until it’s too late – call Horn Pest Management today!