If you have termites in your Raleigh home or suspect that you do, getting rid of them should be your number one priority number to prevent further damage to your home. Ignoring a termite infestation will only make matters worse and can increase the number of pests you have circulating in or around your home. 

Join the pest control experts at Stomp Pest Control in Raleigh as they uncover the signs of termite damage, explain what causes termites, and share how you can eradicate them. If you’re dealing with pesky termites, our post will help you learn how to get rid of termites for good and discourage them from returning.

How do I Know I Have Termite Damage?

Termites certainly leave signs that they are lurking. You just need to know what to look for to determine whether you have termite damage or not.

Here are several signs that termites are making themselves comfortable around your home:

  • There are mud tubes around your home’s foundation. Subterranean termites can create these tubes and can cause significant damage wherever they are.
  • Do you notice wood damage around the foundation and structures? If you notice blistering pieces of wood or wood that sounds hollow, you may have a termite infestation on your hands. 
  • Any discarded wings or young termites with wings, also known as swarmers, are an indication of a termite problem. Swarmers are known to look for new locations like your home or new termite colonies.
  • There is paint bubbling up around your home. While this may not be a sure sign of termite damage, it should be checked out because it can also indicate water damage.
  • You see small pellets around your home. This may be termite waste. If you notice a small pile of pellets near your wooden structures, there could be a termite colony living on your furniture.

If you notice one or several of these scenarios around your home, extermination should be at the top of your to-do list. Stomp Pest Control offers the termite extermination services you need to make your home pest-free once again.

What Causes Termites?

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The big thing to know about termites is that they need food, like wood, as well as moisture, and warmth to survive. This is why they prefer to feast on rotting wood such as old plywood and firewood that may be laying around your home. Or, termites may feast on your home’s structure which can cause severe damage in a short amount of time.

When people first realize they have a termite problem, they often try to figure out how the termites found their homes in the first place. One of the most common ways termites get into your home is through wood that is in contact with the ground. This includes places like:

  • Door frames
  • Deck posts
  • Porch steps

It’s important to know that dry wood termites can get into your home on any floor, not just at ground level. They can burrow into crevices in the wood and start building their colony. 

Exterminating Termites in North Carolina

Many people think they can take termite extermination into their own hands. But you won’t be able to get as far into the colony as a professional, like those at Stomp Pest Control, can. When people make termite extermination a DIY project, they can only get rid of the termites they can see. They won’t be able to get rid of the termites that have burrowed themselves into the wood or other structures. This leads to another infestation erupting in the near future.

When you invest in professional termite extermination, you can expect the colony to begin dying off within a few days. This is because it can take some time for the treatment to reach all of the termites inside the colony.

Professional exterminators know that the best way to eliminate and prevent termites is by treating the entire perimeter of the house. If you only treat the area where the current colony exists, the remainder of your home is still vulnerable to infestation.

When you suspect termites in your home and call Stomp Pest Control, one of our experienced technicians will visit your home and look for signs of termite damage or signs of colonies. If they do find termites, they’ll provide a customized treatment plan for your home. This will include treating the outside of your home with a liquid application that will kill the termites immediately. This will keep them out of your home. They will also use a safe, effective treatment, to get to the termites inside your home.

You can count on us to provide affordable termite control treatment to prevent termites from returning to your home.

Preventing Termite Damage

Once the extermination process is over, you want to do everything you can to keep termites from returning.

Keeping the wood around your home in good shape is important to prevent future termite infestations. You should also store firewood at least 20 feet from your home and keep an 18-inch gap between the soil and any wooden sections of your home.

Work to reduce the amount of moisture in your home because termites love moist environments and thrive in them. You can also replace loose mortar and weather stripping around the foundation and basement windows. 

Do You Need Termite Extermination Services in North Carolina?

At Stomp Pest Control, we are committed to helping North Carolina residents get rid of termites once and for all. All of our services, including termite extermination, come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. This guarantee includes our promise to use only the best and safest products during our treatment process. We will also return and retreat any problem areas in your home.

If you have a termite infestation or other type of pest infestation at your home or business in the Raleigh area, you can count on Stomp Pest Control to get rid of these pests for good. Call us today at (919) 231-3292 or fill out the contact form below to schedule an appointment. Discover why so many people in Raleigh trust Stomp Pest Control for their termite extermination services.

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