No one wants to have to deal with a termite infestation. The creatures survive on a diet of wood, and a swarm of them can cause serious structural damage to your property if left unaddressed. Kilter Termite practices the best subterranean treatments to attack and eliminate the infestation at its source, protecting your home and keeping it safe from these dangerous insects.
However, many people are not sure how to tell if they have an infestation of termites, or perhaps some other sort of insect. We’ve got a few tips (and some subterranean termite pictures for you to take a look at) that can help you to identify whether or not this is the insect you are dealing with:
• Climate – Has the temperature been warm, with a lot of extra rain and moisture? These two climate factors are important to the growth of termite colonies, and many subterranean treatments rely on draining standing water away from your downspout, gutters, and other area where it may accumulate.
• Piles of Wings – During their reproductive season, termites are often mistaken for flying ants. After the males of the species successfully mate, they then proceed to shed their wings, which some people say resemble fish scales. If you see piles of accumulated wings all of the same size, you may need to investigate subterranean treatments for a termite infestation.
• Mud Tubes – If you have ever seen subterranean termite pictures, you may have seen the distinctive tunnels they construct with all the cellulose digested from their diet of wood. These tunnels are referred to as ‘mud tubes’, and are leading indicators that you need to pursue subterranean treatments to deal with a termite infestation.
• The Insects Themselves – Last but not least, you may be able to get a good luck at some of the insects themselves, if you are lucky. Browse some subterranean termite pictures and get a feel for their anatomy – one quick and easy way to tell them apart from ants is that termites have straight antennae, while ants’ are bent.
So if you worry that your home or property may suffer from termites, hop on the internet, do a little research, take a look at some subterranean termite pictures, and attempt to identify the problem. No matter what the source of your infestation may be, Kilter Termite can help you take care of it. They employ all the most modern and cost-effective subterranean treatments for the eradication of insects; call or contact them today to speak with one of their pest control experts.