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Las Vegas Termite Control
Termites are widely regarded as a damaging pest to have in your home or business. Termites can cause extensive damage to the structure of a building if they are not inspected, managed or treated by qualified termite control professionals. Termites will feed on wood 24 hours-a-day. That means a termite infestation can quickly turn into a major problem. As their presence dates back 120 million years, termites are survivors and extremely difficult to exterminate without professional expertise.
Termite Control Services
Whether it’s your home or business premises, it’s likely to be your biggest investment in terms of money, sweat and tears, so naturally you want only the best provider for all your termite control needs. Subterranean termites usually create nests in soil and are the most destructive termites in the United States. Western subterranean termite infestations in structures are typically not able to be seen and it can be hard to tell you have an infestation until the damage is bad.
Signs Of Termite Damage
Termites can damage laminate flooring and even skirting boards. Affected flooring may blister and sag in certain areas and checking underneath the flooring may help to uncover termite activity. You can also check if your floor feels more spongy and perhaps springs more than usual.
Look for unexplained cracks on internal walls. As termites consume cellulose found in timber within walls, the visible cracks could be a sign of termite activity inside.
Wooden ceilings, beams, architraves and rafters in attics are just as much at risk of termite damage as wooden structures located nearer ground level. Look for cracks on ceilings and cornices.
The type of foundation your property is built on, has a big impact on how easy it may be for termites to gain entry in search of food. Although a lot of foundations nowadays are made of concrete – and termites do not eat concrete – they are able to squeeze into any crack within these concrete blocks and from there gain access to floor joists, which are still made out of wood. If you are building an extension or any new construction, consider having Tri-X Pest Management apply a chemical termite barrier beneath the concrete slab before the concrete is poured. Doing so prevents termites from traveling through foundation cracks. Homes with crawl spaces appear to be at greater risk of damage as their foundations are still traditionally made out of wood.
Termites typically feed on wood underneath the surface, making them invisible. As they eat through the wood, without your knowledge, they create hollow galleries underneath the surface, making the actual structure sound hollow, if and when you knock or tap it. Wooden doors, furniture and wooden structural supports in your property are all at risk and should be checked if you are concerned.
Another word for termite droppings. Although they cause no damage, droppings are an obvious indicator of the presence of termites and the potential damage the pests can inflict in your property, as frass is the by-product of their eating.
Las Vegas Termite Experts
With over 16 years of experience, our termite experts have extensive local experience and are trained monthly on the very best termite protection technologies. In instances where termites are successfully identified on a property, we will recommend a customized treatment plan that takes the termite species and severity of the infestation into account. Tri-X Pest Management will also make recommendations on how you can prevent termites from infesting the structure in the future.