Termite Control for Phoenix, Arizona
Termite control is a top concern for Phoenix homeowners for good reason. Termites are very prevalent throughout the Phoenix area. The most common termite is the Heterotermes aureus, or the desert subterranean termite, which is also the most destructive termite in Arizona. If you find termites in your home, taking prompt control measures from a qualified termite company is the best way to avoid the severe structural damage these invasive pests will cause.
Desert subterranean termites are so common in Arizona that all new construction homes in the Phoenix area are required to receive a soil “pretreatment” prior to pouring the concrete foundation as preventative control. The termite pretreatments on new homes protect them from the desert subterranean termite, but generally only have a 3-year warranty. To ensure long lasting protection of your home, it’s important to maintain regular inspections and treatment for termites.
Identify Termite Activity In Your Home
The desert subterranean termite creates colonies numbering up to 300,000 termites in the soil around homes. These colonies feature “mud tubes” that allow the termites to access cellulose (i.e. wood). These light brown mud tubes can at times be seen along the concrete foundation stem wall, and are the width of a drinking straw. Termites can access the home through these mud tubes behind walls and through cracks in the foundation, which often allows them to forage undetected for years.
A termite inspection by a reputable and professional company is the best way to identify any signs of termite activity. Regular inspections followed by prompt treatments are proven to be the most effective method for the control and extermination of desert subterranean termites, even in places where they cannot be seen.
Presence of cracks and seams
Whenever any of the wooden areas in your home, including your furniture, sport cracks and seams, this may be a tell-tale sign of the presence of termites.
When parts of your home suddenly become decayed or considerably weakened like posts, pillars, doors, panels, and the like, this may be likely caused by termite activity, especially when these contain wooden materials.
Presence of mud tubes or tunnels
Mud tubes or tunnels are constructed by termites to serve as their pathways from the soil to the wooden areas inside your home. Check around the wooden parts of your doors, windows, posts, and other nooks and crannies for signs of these tubes and tunnels.
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