How Dangerous Are Termites On South Carolina Properties?
This occurs because these insects consume the cellulose found in wood and other similar materials, including books, boxes, and wallpaper. The termites' body may appear in many different colors; their size is usually between ¼ to ½ inch long, they have antennae, and some have wings. Termites are social creatures found in many different species that form large colonies and have an organized classification structure that includes kings, queens, workers, etc. The most common type in this region is subterranean termites, meaning they have underground nests and form tunnels (mud tubes) that allow them safe passage between the nest and sources of wood. Other types found in South Carolina to a much lesser extent include dry wood termites and Formosan termites.
The Problems That Termites Can Create
Termites often initially penetrate and begin consuming wooden structures from the inside, resulting in their destructive activity going unnoticed for weeks or months. Severely eroded wooden supports may cause a structural collapse and render a property uninhabitable. Making matters worse, termite-related damage is rarely covered by property insurance.
What Are Some Signs Of A Termite Invasion?
Be on the lookout for these indications that you may have termites invading your property:
Ceilings and walls may begin to warp, have what appears like water damage, or have a “hollow” sound when knocked upon.
Floors often begin creaking when walked on.
Doors and windows might become increasingly difficult to open or close as adjacent wooden structures erode and shift.
Look for mud tube tunnels that subterranean termites create near the bases of walls and foundations.
Termites often create small piles of frass that resemble sawdust as they penetrate the wood.
How A Pest Control Professional Can Help
Far too many property owners make the mistake of trying do-it-yourself home treatment options sold online and in local home improvement stores. Many of these products, including aerosol sprays, granular concentrates, and baiting stations, are promoted with highly embellished claims of being a quick and easy solution to pest-related problems. Unfortunately, most of these store-bought options are merely capable of producing very mediocre results that create further aggravation.
When you contact the specialists with The Original Bugman Pest Elimination, Inc., a seasoned professional will visit your property to conduct a thorough interior and exterior inspection to determine the extent of the problem. Next, we will propose a proven treatment option that will be conducted to ensure safety.
Among our termite treatment options, we use Termidor products that are tremendously high-quality and used by many top-level industry professionals. Termidor is a preferred pesticide that has proven to be safe and effective in eradicating termites and has a minimal odor.
Experienced Local Provider Of Pest Control Solutions In South Carolina
The team of technicians with The Original Bugman Pest Elimination, Inc. has been delivering positive results for home and business owners in this local community for more than 30 years now. We are equipped with many of the latest products and tools for eliminating termites, rodents, cockroaches, and various other burdensome and potentially harmful pests. Regardless of the nature of the treatment needed, our customers can expect excellent customer service.
We are a licensed pest controller with the South Carolina Department of Pesticide Regulations (SCDPR). Also, We have adopted some of the latest products that are recommended for environmental safety by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and other industry leaders. We look forward to speaking with you to schedule an onsite inspection and estimate and urge you to contact the office today.