South Carolina's Guide To Effective Termite Control
Termites are a pest that has a rather notorious reputation for property damage. In South Carolina, termite infestations can cause extensive problems for home and business owners as they create colonies and eat through wooden structures. These termites will consume wood 24/7, and the damage can become extensive over time.
On average, property owners will spend around three thousand dollars in repairs, but this number could be much larger depending on the size of the infestation.
However, termites aren’t all bad. In nature, they play an important role in the ecosystem as they break down and eat tree stumps and other decaying matter. They are even considered a food delicacy in some parts of the world. But, this doesn’t mean you want to have them causing destruction around your South Carolina property.
What Do Termites Look Like?
The first step in understanding termite infestations is to know how to identify these pests. Termites look different based on their position in their caste system. The termite swarmers are responsible for reproduction and will leave the colony to start new nests. Because of this, you are more likely to actually see the termite swarmers compared to the other termite varieties. These swarmers are dark brown to black and have wings.
The workers and soldier termites, on the other hand, are wingless. They are a white to cream color, and it's rare to see them unless the infestation has become extensive.
Are Termite Issues Easy To Identify?
One of the main reasons why termites can cause so much damage is that they are so difficult to notice. Termite activity can go undetected for months or even years, and many of the signs of termites are things like noticing property damage. This means that often, by the time you realize you have termites, a lot of destruction has already occurred.
Because of this, the best way to protect your home or business from termites is to seek out annual inspections. These inspections are the easiest and most effective way to identify a termite infestation early on, before much damage has occurred.
Why DIY Termite Control Doesn’t Work Very Well
While some people try to take termite prevention and control into their own hands, doing so isn’t the best idea. For one thing, termites are extremely difficult to deal with unless you have the professional tools and experience to handle them. They can sprawl throughout an entire building, and trying to reach them without specialized techniques is nearly impossible.
While some products such as over-the-counter pesticides and traps can get rid of some of the termites, they rarely eliminate the entire infestation. You’ll likely end up spending a lot of extra time and money trying to remove them on your own with little or no success.
The Best Way To Remove And Prevent Termites
Instead of trying to prevent or get rid of termites on your own, let the experts at The Original Bugman Pest Elimination, Inc. help. At the first sign of a termite problem, get in touch with our team to schedule an inspection.
With nearly 40 years of experience, we will eradicate the entire infestation and also provide ongoing residential or commercial plans to keep termites from coming back. We also provide annual inspections, so you can have peace of mind that your property isn’t being destroyed by these invasive pests. Contact us today to request your free inspection