Termites: The Silent Destroyers In Sacramento

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A termite problem in your Sacramento home may go unnoticed at first, but when serious damage starts appearing, an infestation is likely already widespread in your home. For proper termite control and termite removal, you should contact pest control in Sacramento for more advice or assistance.

What Are Termites?

Termites are small insects that primarily feed on dead plant matter such as wood, leaf litter, and soil. They are considered to be one of the most destructive pests to encounter because of the way they constantly chew and hollow out the wood of your home, leaving you with costly repairs and serious damages.

There are several different kinds of termites in the United States, but the ones you are most likely to encounter in Sacramento are the subterranean termite and the drywood termite. Both of these species are an off-white to tannish color, though subterranean termites prefer damp wood and underground nests, while drywood termites will tunnel directly into any wood in your home. 

Termite identification is vital to help you combat this pest; if you need help determining the species in your home, you should reach out to Neighborly Pest Management as soon as possible.

Why Are Termites "Silent Destroyers?"

Most individuals overlook termite invasions until they become widespread and significant damage starts showing up in their homes. Termites have a reputation of being silent destroyers simply because of the way in which infestations start and the fact that termite damage generally flies under the radar until it becomes significant. To help with identifying a termite problem, you can look out for the following signs of termite damage in your home:

  • Tight-fitting doors and windows
  • Sinking floors, dipping ceilings, or bulging walls
  • Peeling or bubbling paint on walls
  • Pinpoint holes in walls, floors, or baseboards
  • Termite frass (this appears much like wood shavings) along baseboards, windowsills, or doorjambs
  • Wood that breaks away easily or seems to be damaged

You should remember that these signs of damage tend to occur once an infestation has truly gotten out of control. You should be contacting Neighborly Pest Management for immediate termite removal as soon as you notice any of these signs.

Where Do Termites Hide?

Naturally, termites love to hide out in areas complete with plenty of wood for them to chew through. Some termite species also love to hide out in the soil and will have nests around your property, but they will also find their way inside.

You can find termites hiding in your foundation, walls, staircases, hardwood flooring, kitchen cabinets, attics, and furniture. Any area comprised mainly of wood is fair game for a termite infestation, which makes this pest challenging to get rid of.

Professional Termite Control Is Best

Professional assistance is the best way to go to help eliminate all different kinds of termites on your Sacramento property. Our experts at Neighborly Pest Management are highly trained in termite identification and can determine the scale of your infestation. After inspecting your home, our specialists will put effective solutions in place tailored to your home’s needs. These solutions will ensure that termites are removed from every hiding place in your home and that their chewing damage is put to a firm stop.

Contact Neighborly Pest Management at the first sign of termite infestation and get rid of this pest for good.