Termite extermination, getting rid of termites, termites swarming. If you have a termite infestation in Bryan or College Station, Texas, then call Swoboda Pest Control today.
Termites are among the most successful insects on Earth. They have colonized most landmasses other than Antarctica. Their colonies range in size from a few hundred individuals to enormous societies with several million termites. Termite queens have the longest lifespan of any insect in the world, with some queens reportedly living up to 30 to 50 years. Unlike ants, which undergo a complete metamorphosis, each individual termite goes through an incomplete metamorphosis that proceeds through egg, nymph, and adult stages. Colonies are described as superorganisms because the termites form part of a self-regulating entity: the colony itself. [Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Termite]
Furthermore, termites are major detritivores and their recycling of wood and plant matter is of considerable ecological importance. That said, unless you want your house to become essential nutrients for the soil and ecosystem around you, then you probably don’t want a termite infestation.
Why Are Termites A Problem?
More than 2 million homes require termite treatment each year. During infestations, termites often go completely unseen. Usually only a trained inspector can even find signs of a termite infestation. DIY homeowner termite treatments are virtually impossible. The average cost of home repair from termite damage is as high as $3,000.
Treat termites early. If there is any indication that you have a termite infestation, call Swoboda Pest & Termite Control immediately.
How Can I Tell If I Have Termites?
Identifying A Termite Infestation
There are many tell-tale signs of a termite infestation. If you haven’t actually seen termites, you can still see the effects of their presence. Some things to look out for:
- Thin, small, papery wings, all the same size and shape, 3/8-1/2 inches long, on your windows sill, counter top or floor.
- Thin, bubbled or distorted areas of paint on wooden surfaces which feel cool to the touch.
- Pencil-sized diameter, or larger, mud tubes running across bare concrete or masonry between the soil and any wooden part of a building.
If you notice any of these, do not hesitate. Call Swoboda Pest Control immediately. Termites can do a massive amount of damage. Leaving an infestation untreated can result in substantial repair bills.
NOTE: Do not aggravate termites or try to treat them without the assistance of a professional. Any disturbance to a termite nest or feeding location can result in swarming termites.
If you haven’t seen a swarm of termites before, consider yourself lucky. If you have seen one, you won’t forget it. When swarming hundreds and potentially thousands of termites may pour out of the wall or infested location. They will climb all over counters, furniture, or walls. Do not aggravate an infestation. Call Swoboda Pest & Termite Control today.