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Termites In Richmond, VA, Are No Match For Greenshield
Here in the United States, termites are responsible for 2 billion dollars worth of property damage every year. Do you know why this is so high? It’s because if you aren’t actively looking for signs of termites, they could already be causing the damage that will cost you thousands later. What’s worse, the damage they cause can be confused with water damage. If this wasn’t scary enough, termites damage 600,000 houses a year, and a homeowner like you pays an average of $3,000 to repair termite damage. Luckily for you, Greenshield Pest Control is here to help by providing an eco-friendly program that will check for signs of termites, locate their colonies, and eliminate them. Termite colonies can have more than a million workers that consume over 100 pounds of wood a year. Since they never stop trying to destroy your home, should you ever stop trying to protect it?
Have You Ever Seen The Signs Of A Potential Termite Invasion?
You will see damage to the window sills, door frames, and other wooden structures around the house. One way to test is to see if they continue to open and close smoothly. If they don’t, there could be hidden damage. Floors can also indicate a termite infestation when they begin to buckle or sag. The damage can sometimes be hard to diagnose since the damage can mimic water damage.
When termites infest your house’s wood, they like to live just below the surface. The paint bubbling isn’t a direct result of termites, but the moisture they bring in is. Termites love moisture, and the painted surface will react by peeling and bubbling. That doesn’t mean it’s always due to moisture, when the wood behind the moisture is consumed, the thin layer of paint will crack.
Pinholes In Wood
Termites leave pinholes in wood because it’s their primary way to exit the drywall and other wooden structures. When you see these holes it’s also a sign the larger infestation will begin since adult termites exit through the holes before the onset of reproduction. These termite pinholes are also where the termites defecate, clamp it together to form crusty caps that cover up the holes.
Other Signs You Have Termites In Your Home
There Are Two Types Of Termites In Central, VA
Eastern Subterranean Termites
Eastern Subterranean Termites are translucent gray/brown with longer bodies, heads, and pinchers. They are our native species here in Virginia. These termites live, forage, and eat below ground in colonies ranging from 20,000 – 500,000. They like to attack homes by connecting a large network of tunnels, mud, or shelter tubes that protect them from the outside as they travel to the house.
Formosan Termites are an invasive species in the Southern United States. The termite originated in Taiwan and was first detected in the USA in 1960. It has spread around the world and has a translucent orange color. Often referred to as “super termites”, they are the most voracious and devious of all termites. They can chew through wood, flooring, and wallpaper unnoticed.
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Preventing And Removing Termites At Your Home Or Business
Termites & similar pests cause $30 Billion in damage to crops and man-made structures in the U.S. each year. For most people, their home is the most significant investment they will make. Why not protect it?
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Many people are unaware that most homeowners’ insurance plans do not cover termite damage. Our warranty covers up to $1 Million for termite damage repairs and a termite treatment at NO COST. Call now for more information.
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Termite Control Services In Richmond, VA
Our Termite Inspection, Prevention, And Removal Program Will Keep You Safe From Thousands Of Dollars In Property Damage
The first thing we do when we come to your home is inspect and identify the species of termite. We will check all the regular signs we listed above and more. If the termite is a subterranean species we will have to look around the foundation of the house and find their tunnels. Sometimes you can get a swarming infestation where you find wings and other signs on windows and doors. Once we identify you have a termite problem, we will figure out what species they are through visual recognition.
Termites eat cellulose, which is a component of wood and plants. Termites need to eat 24/7. That’s why they are so voracious when it comes to eating your house. But another thing they want is moisture, their mud tubes contain moisture to keep them protected as they travel from the colony to your house. The first thing we have to do is remove pockets of moisture and access areas around your house. Then any rotted wood and other materials will have to be removed.
Our termite inspection, prevention, and removal program allow you to stay on top of termite problems BEFORE they cost you thousands of dollars. The best eco-friendly way to protect your home is prevention. But, should termites begin feeding on your home there are some eco-friendly ways to get rid of them. There are professional ways of burning termites out by heating the inside of the walls. Baiting is a tried and true method that involves treating the wood with poison ONLY harmful to termites, or using liquid nitrogen to freeze them out.
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Local Termite Control FAQ
Do I need a pest control service for termites?
The important thing to remember about termite control is that it’s best to prevent infestations. Not just remove them. If you suspect ANY termite activity in your house or business’s structure it’s best to call a professional ASAP. What’s even better is since termite infestations can cause such expensive property damage, you will want to make sure you have preventative services set up to keep them from ever coming back.
How often should my home be treated for termites?
Termite treatments should be preventative and effective for years to keep them from coming back. But, every infestation is different because each house is different. Sometimes one preventative treatment will work for your neighbor, but won’t work for you. Greenshield Pest Control creates custom preventative and treatment plans to be sure your house is always protected.
What is the average cost of termite prevention services here in Richmond, VA?
The costs in our area fall within the average costs around the country. The average cost of termite treatment ranges from $237 – $975, depending on the severity and size of the infestation. Most companies charge for treatments based on the linear foot of the house.
The best way to get information on the potential costs would be to call us for a free quote at (804) 798-1725.
What are some ways I can prevent termites?
There are ways you can try to prevent a termite invasion. But, if they have already gotten into your house you will need a professional to get them out from within the walls.
But some simple ways you can try to prevent them are:
- Diatomaceous Earth
- Cardboard Traps
- Orange Oil
- Boric Acid
Give us a call for the best advice on preventing termites.