There are many different signs of termite infestation, and they are easy to spot. If you see any of the following signs, you may have a termite problem:
-Termites are flying around your home.
-Bugs, such as ants and beetles, are crawling around, reacting to the termites' "alarm pheromone" secreted by injured termites.
-Termites are found in stored firewood or around your house's foundation.
-You notice an unusual number of dead, hollow-sided and tunnel-riddled branches on trees.
-You notice small piles of sawdust near the base of a tree.
-You see termites in the hollowed-out entrance of the tree, usually on the trunk. side.
Do termites eat wood?
Termites are not just a problem for wood, but also for other materials.
They are a type of bug that eats cellulose. This weakens the wood, and other cellulose materials, and can ultimately cause them to become brittle and break down.
They are one of the most destructive pests in the world as they eat through almost anything.
They are a problem in homes and other buildings and they can cause major damage to furniture and other household items.
Termite Signs: Damage
They can cause a lot of damage to your home, but the signs of their presence are sometimes easy to miss. Termite signs can include piles of sawdust around your house, crumbling wood, and tunneling in your walls and floors or behind your baseboards.
The brownish-red stains or small piles of sawdust that are left behind by termites are the most obvious sign of damage. These stains are often found on the exterior walls of your home, near windows and doors, and on the ceiling. The stains are actually a little mound of termite droppings. The droppings are left on the surface to dry and harden before being cleaned off or used to build homes for the termites. If you have these stains, you've got termites, and you should call your pest control company for an immediate inspection.
Termite Control with Baiting Stations
I use the best baiting system in the world, the Exterra Termite Interception and Baiting System. The Exterra baiting system is a long term, chemical-free, family safe and environmentally responsible solution to existing and future termite issues. In fact, Exterra is so effective, we guarantee to resolve your termite issues.
The stations can be placed in the ground, on the ground, or on the side of the house. Termites are attracted to the bait inside the station and will eat it, carrying it back to the nest - leaving your home alone. The poison inside the termite bait will then be spread to other termites in the nest. These stations are a great alternative to other treatments for termites such as fumigating or barriers.
Termite baiting systems are only effective if they are reviewed and restocked annually, giving you year-round peace of mind. This is why we also offer a full service and 'take-over' service of existing termite baiting systems.
A termite bait station system is a great proactive way to stop termites from infesting your home. We hope this blog was useful and has convinced you that a bait station system is a great investment for your home. If you are interested in learning more about our service, please contact MD Pest Control today by calling 0407614220. We’d be happy to answer any of your questions and set you up with a free quote.