So you’ve picked out the perfect home. It’s in your price range and has a darling porch and a yard for the kids. There’s even a woodpile so you can have a crackling fire roaring on those cold winter nights. Before you sign on the dotted line, be sure to have an experienced termite exterminator come out and check for termites.
When you’re excited about your dream home, the last thing you want to think about is potential problems that may spoil the mood. But the truth is that if you don’t look into termite pest control before you buy a home, you may be sorry long into the future.
That lovely wood pile that’s out back may be harboring termites. And since termites feed on wood, there’s a good chance it is. Termites can also slip into the tiniest of cracks in foundations or wood decking. So you want to have an exterminator come out and advise you of any issues he finds.
Termites are wood-loving creatures who can’t tell the difference between the wood outdoors and the fine woodwork in your new home. They’ll start eating and never stop. Termites live and thrive in colonies and they reproduce in masses that can quickly get out of control. There may be as many as 300,000 termites in one colony alone. And they’re hearty too. The king and queen of the colony can live from 10 to 30 years and the workers for an average of two years! This is not a problem you’ll be able to tackle on your own.
Look for mud tunnels in the woodwork. Termites travel in pencil shaped tunnels leaving mud in their wake. You may also find dead winged creatures or discarded shells of the bugs in the basement or attic. This is a sure sign that termites have been there for a visit.
Termite pest control requires serious attention and fast. The longer the problem goes on, the worse it’s going to get. If you’re in the Indiana area, you’re in luck. If you’re searching for South Bend pest control, Granger pest control, Bloomington Pest control or Elkhart pest control, Young Environmental Solutions is ready and able to tackle your termite problems.
Don’t assume that you’ll be able to handle the termite situation on your own. Many a well-meaning homeowner has ended up incurring expenses down the line by thinking they’ve got the situation under control on their own. Termites are sneaky creatures and the true impact of the infestation can’t always be seen with the naked eye on the surface. Their burrowing can wreak havoc inside the walls of a structure.
Trust Young Environmental Services. Three generations of Youngs will handle your every pest control question and situation. From bee infestations to mice and rats to ticks that invade your landscape, Young is there for you. The next time you see ants, bugs, fruit flies or hornets, you’ll know who to call. Bookmark Young Environmental Solutions and keep their number handy. You never know when you may need it: www.yespestpros.com 1.800.524.8544