Termites are called "the silent destroyer" and can cause serious damage that often goes unseen. They thrive on eating cellulose plant materials, which are found in some form in every home or building. What makes termites detrimental to residential and commercial properties is their ability to chew and tear through wood. They can cause serious damage to the foundation of a house, furniture inside a dwelling or exterior trim.
The following are common types of termites that can be seen in commercial and residential properties alike:
- Formosan termite- make nests in the soil and are often found in South Carolina
- Dampwood termite- large swarmers that make colonies in damp wood
- Drywood termite- leave frass (fecal matter) evidence and are often found in attics
- Native subterranean termite- live in colonies underground
What are the signs of termite damage?
There are several warning signs that termites may be lurking on your property. If you notice any of the following, it is important to act quickly to stop the termites before the infestation gets bigger. Possible signs of termites may include:
- Wood that has a hollow sound when you knock on it
- Mud tubes formed by the termites that are found in foundation walls or in the ceilings
- Termite droppings or discarded wings
- Cracked or chipped paint, especially around window and door frames
What termite treatments are available?
- Liquid application- repellent or non-repellent termiticides
- Wood treatment
- Subterranean treatment
- Preventative monitoring
If you have a termite infestation, it is imperative to get treatment quickly. ARD Pest Control uses the latest technology and chemicals proven to control your pest problem. Not only will we take care of the problem, but we will come back to monitor your property to ensure the pests haven't returned. This preventative termite bond ensures that your property will be termite free.
The staff at ARD Pest Control in Columbia, SC is here to help with any of your pest control needs. Our friendly technicians will walk you through exactly what your termite bond covers and the service you can expect from our team. Contact us today to learn more about our aggressive termite bonds.