Summer Termite Guide To Help Identify And Remove Problems Before Damage

Posted on: 16 July 2020

The summer is a time of the year when you may have problems with termites. Sometimes, these problems go unnoticed and cause serious damage to your home. If you can identify termites before they cause damage, they can be removed, and you will only need minimal repairs. The following guide will help you identify and remove termite problems before they cause serious damage to your home:    

  • Know the Main Types of Termite Species—There are dozens of termite species that can affect plants like trees and wood in homes. The main types of termite species that you will want to be concerned about include:  

    • Subterranean  

    • Damp  

    • Dry   

    • Flying species  

Termites species can affect different areas of your home. They can also be different depending on the area where you live.   

  • Understanding Different Types of Termite Problems—There are also different types of termite problems that you will have to deal with. The problems could be common subterranean species that attack the wood in your home at the ground level, or it could be a problem with damp wood and flying termite species. Species like damp wood and flying termites are likely to attack areas where there are water and moisture damage.   

  • Locate Affected Trees and Wood on Home Exteriors—The challenge with termites is locating the insects before the infestation gets out of control. The worst infestations that are not removed can cause serious structural damage. The damage could be in trees near your home, which can bring infestation close enough to cause damage. Infestations can also start at places where there is exposed wood, such as at a deck, the wood frame around a window, or the bottom seal of wood framing that sits on a foundation wall.     

  • Removal of Termites and Treatment for Future Infestations—The termite problems that you find will need to be removed from your home. Make sure that all the affected wood materials are removed and repaired to ensure the problem has been eradicated. Once the termites are removed from your home, you want to have treatments done regularly. Treatments are to ensure the termites do not return to cause damage again.   


If you are concerned about termites eating your home, these are some of the things that you will want to look for to identify the problem. Contact a pest control service for help with flying termite removal and other species that can damage your home. Talk to them about removal and continuing treatments to prevent future problems with termite infestations. 


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