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Termites Be Gone: Proven Techniques For Successful Termite Control In Lake Worth

August 07, 2023 - Termites

termites on wood

Have you ever bitten into a piece of wood? Most people nibbled on sticks and other similar things when they were children. This habit, however, goes away with age. Unfortunately, you can't say the same for termites. From the moment these insects are born, all they think about is devouring wood or other cellulose-based materials. If you are not careful, these little pests will find a way to chew themselves into your home.

Today, we'd like to provide information to prevent termites from eating away at your home. Here is what you should know about our termite pest control in Lake Worth and how to prevent and identify these terrible bugs effectively.

If you find yourself currently facing a termite infestation, call Above and Beyond Pest Control to learn about our options termite control options. Professional services are the best way to handle these pests. Let our team show you what total termite freedom could look like on your property.

You're Not Likely To See A Termite: How To Identify Signs Of Activity

You cannot address a termite problem if you do not know one exists. The biggest problem with these pests is that they make themselves difficult to identify. Common termites of the subterranean variety live underground and invade structures through the tunnels they create out of mud. They connect these mud tubes to wooden structures on the exterior of buildings and eat their way inside.

Once indoors, these insects will nibble through foundational wood and slowly work their way up to floors, walls, and eventually ceilings. Because damage happens behind paint, wallpaper, and floorboards, spotting it early on can be nearly impossible. By the time damage becomes noticeable, it is already severe.

Assuming you don't want to identify termites only after they have caused hundreds to thousands in damages to your home, it is best that you invest in a professional termite inspection. Our team at Above and Beyond Pest Control has the advanced tools and training to identify destructive insects like termites before they cause too much trouble. Another great option you have is professional termite control. We will talk more about this in just a bit.

From Bad To Worse: How Termite Damage Can Escalate Quickly

Having a few termites is not a big problem. Even a large group of these pests doesn't pose an immediate threat to your property. The thing that makes these destructive insects a big problem is time. The longer termites nibble away at a house, the more damage they cause. This damage starts low down beneath floorboards and inside walls. It then works its way upwards in the form of hollowed-out wood and moisture damage.

You may or may not know; moisture and wood do not mix. If you notice that your floorboards are starting to squeak or that your windows and doors are becoming harder to open, this could be a sign of moderate to severe moisture damage. If you ignore these and other early warning signs of termites, you could end up with a severe problem. Fortunately, there are ways to stop these pests before they damage your home. Next, we'll cover some things you should consider about DIY termite prevention and professional control.

Protecting Your Property: Effective Termite Prevention Methods

If your home does not currently have a termite infestation, there are things you can do to keep it that way. Specifically, there are strategies you can take to deter these destructive insects.

Here are some great tips to start with:

  • Repair damage to exterior windows and doors and make sure they are in good condition.

  • Remove wooded debris like logs, sticks, and dead stumps from your yard.

  • Eliminate cardboard, leaves, and other cellulose-based items from your property. 

  • Identify and seal gaps, holes, and cracks in your home's exterior foundation.

  • Repair damaged wood inside your home or outbuildings.

For additional help stopping these pests, bring in our team for professional termite control in Lake Worth. 

Professional Termite Control: Long-Term Termite Control And Protection

Termite damage repair is often costly. To avoid a large repair bill, invest in termite control for your Lake Worth property. Our team at Above and Beyond Pest Control understands the problems these pests cause and offers advanced solutions to identify, eliminate, and prevent these wood-destroying insects. If you want to learn more about our services, contact our team or check out our termite control service page.

Call Above and Beyond Pest Control now to get started and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Lake Worth.

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