Termites are a homeowner’s worst nightmare. While insects like ants, flies, and ladybugs prove to be a nuisance, termites are able to inflict serious damage on the structure of your home. This is precisely why we want to train you to be able to notice the signs of a termite infestation as soon as possible so you can get those irritating intruders out of your beloved home.
4 Determinants of Termites in Your Home – Termite Control in Jacksonville
- Piles of wings near your home or the presence of “swarmer termites
- Buckling paint or small holes in the surface of the wood
- The smell of mold or mildew concentrated in one area
- Small mud tubes on the outside of your walls
One of the most obvious of these four signs is the presence of swarmer termites around a particular area of your home or business. Upon first glance, one can easily mistake swarmer termites for flying ants. However, these creatures are very different in size, shape, and function. Unlike flying ants, swarmer termites have long, thin wings of equal length, straight antennae, and a thick waist. If you find more than a dozen of these pests flying around one specific area, you’re in immediate need of termite control in Jacksonville.
In contrast, buckling paint is evidence of deteriorating wood due to termites, and the smell of mold or mildew in your home can point to water damage caused by the saliva which these pests excrete when chewing through wood. Finally, the presence of mud tubes could indicate a subterranean termite infestation in your home. It is possible to break open tubes to determine whether termites are active inside. Whether or not you find termites within these tubes, it’s very likely that these insects are close by.
If you’ve experienced even one of these signs, it’s time to call an exterminator!
The Day is Saved with Sentricon Always Active
Lindsey Pest Services not only has years of professional extermination experience on their side, we are a proud provider of Sentricon AlwaysActive, a system used for termite control in Jacksonville.
This ingenious system is unlike anything used by exterminators in the past. Instead of hunting down termites and searching the entire premises hoping to find their dwelling place, Sentricon AlwaysActive uses natural bait to draw termites directly into the designated areas. Termites find these systems while they are out searching for food, and they believe that the bait within the Sentricon systems will serve as a delicious snack. After they enjoy a few morsels, the scouting termites return to their colony and spread the word about this new food source. Soon the entire colony feasts on the bait provided by Sentricon AlwaysActive. Since the bait is slow acting, the termites won’t be affected by the poison until the entire colony has ingested it, allowing the lethal food source to be transferred throughout the entire group. This bait will not allow the termites to properly molt, which eventually destroys all termites who have ingested the bait.
Sentricon AlwaysActive isn’t like ordinary elimination methods because it uses natural behavior of termites instead of spending far too much time hunting down these pests, all while disrupting the daily flow of your home. This system will allow you to focus on the important things in life while we take care of the pests!