When To Call A Termite Exterminator
Serving Illinois and Indiana
Termites may be small, but the annual bill for their destructive habits adds up to almost $5 billion. Approximately 600,000 homes deal with termite invasions every year, and the subterranean species is the main culprit here in the Midwest. Their swarms can start as early as February, but they don’t attack your home right away. Instead, subterranean termites build their nests under the lawn where they settle in and start foraging for food. Their extensive networking leads them to the house, and the colony begins feeding on its wood structure.
Signs of Termite Infestation
Swarming termites are always a sure sign that you need professional pest control, but their foraging patterns also give clues about their presence in your home. As they travel back and forth from their underground colonies into the house, termites build small mud tubes along exterior walls and the foundation. Eventually, the tunnels show up on interior basement walls, window trim and door frames. You also often see termite damage in wood that looks honeycombed around the grain and paint that appears bubbled or cracked.
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Eco-Effective IPM Tools
Termite control is never a DIY project. Subterranean colonies can extend hundreds of feet from your home, and their average depth is 18 inches. As the region’s leader in pest solutions, we put special tools and techniques to work that solve the problem from under your lawn to inside the house. Our Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach combines monitoring and bait stations, soil treatments and barrier protection. By addressing termite invasions with IPM practices, we deliver eco-effective solutions, and we back our work with our Anderson Guarantee.
Understanding pest problems always makes them easier to solve, and we’re happy to share information about different insects that invade Midwestern homes and businesses. We specialize in environmentally-responsible termite control, so give us a call at the first sign of trouble. Anderson Pest Solutions stands ready to take care of your property with the very best tools of the termite trade.