Termites Cause Billions in Damage Every Year
Each and every year, termites invade millions of homes, causing billions of dollars in damage to homes, businesses and warehouses across the United States, which is rarely covered by business or homeowners insurance. Termites have survived for millions of years and they quickly adapt to changing environments. It’s not if your home or business will encounter termites but when, making termite control a necessity. A thorough evaluation and termite inspection by a licensed pest professional like Knock ‘Em Out Pest Control is the first step in protecting your investment. Professional ongoing protection and prevention is really the only way to lower your home of business’ risk of termite infestation from these voracious pests. Spending a little now could save you thousands of dollars later!
Termite Control and Treatments
Offering unsurpassed termite control since 1994, Knock ‘Em Out Pest Control goes Beyond the Call to protect your health and property while caring for our environment. We are proud to offer state of the art termite control solutions utilizing our expertise in Integrated Pest Management for pest and termite control combined with the most advanced technology available to provide industry leading ermite protection for your home and family.
Subterranean Termites In Michigan
In Michigan, the main destructive termite species is the Subterranean Termite which consists of six legs and a body divided into three sections: the head, thorax and abdomen. Subterranean termites are highly destructive and can cause extensive property damage. Termites are social insects that live in colonies and divide their work in the colony to provide for food, water and shelter. Termites feed on cellulose, which is found in plants, wood, cardboard, paper and books. Eastern subterranean termites constantly search for new food sources. They are known to enter buildings through cracks in concrete flooring or to travel under parquetry or tile flooring through gaps of less than 1/16″ wide. Termites need a continuous supply of moisture to build their mud tubes or they will die.
If you think you might have termites it is best to contact a pest professional to inspect the premises. Subterranean termites have acute survival instincts. If they are shaken up or disturbed, the termites often will abandon the associated area and move on to secretly cause damage in other areas in the building. If you suspect that you have subterranean termites in or around your property, it is essential that you do not disturb them and promptly arrange for a professional inspection and application of a termite bait to the live termites, if present in abundance. Knock ’Em Out Pest Control will give you a thorough inspection and put together a treatment plan for your home or business that will help save you thousands in damage and repairs.
Signs of Termite Infestation
- Sightings of winged termites and piles of small, delicate termite wings on windowsills and floors
- Mud tubes built by termites for aboveground travel. The tubes are flattened and muddy looking in appearance. Most are about the width of a pencil
- Damaged or hollow sounding wood. A common indication is the presence of dark areas or blisters in wood flooring.
- Pinholes in drywall or wallpaper