Andover Termite Control
Termites are a group of insects that feed on dead plant material. These insects are a serious threat to the home because they cause structural damage to wooden framing. Termites generally live in colonies that may have more than one million members. The colonies make use of swarm intelligence and thrive in environments that are inhospitable to single members. The colony contains a number of specialized insects, workers, nymphs, soldiers, reproductive individuals and queens. Termites are a major problem in New England due to the fact that a majority of homes here are made of wood.
Signs of Termite Damage
Every year termites damage millions of dollars of property. They devour wood, paper, books, insulation and filtration systems. In addition, termites are a serious threat to landscaping because they attack trees and shrubs. Infestations usually consist of millions of individual insets, and this can be a horrifying experience to most homeowners. Simply thinking of the insects devouring a home is enough to give most people chills. Since termites are such a serious problem, professional inspections are a requirement of most home sales. Experienced termite control companies like us can provide preventative services to make sure termites stay out of your Massachusetts home.
Termites are subterranean insects and usually make their home in the ground. In some homes, the pests make mud tubes that allow them to move from a colony to a feeding ground. Identifying a termite infestation is a difficult job that requires professional assistance. Swarming insects may be seen during the early spring and summer, and this is the only way that homeowners may know their property is threatened. Because there are usually no visible signs of an infestation, it is essential to have routine inspections by a licensed termite control firm like us.
Removing The Termite Problem
Eliminating an infestation is a job that requires professional experience and commercial-grade pesticides. Some home products are available, but they are only recommended for termites that attack a mailbox post or other benign landscaping item. We have knowledge of the construction industry and know the likely places that pests enter your home from. Because the insects usually make their home underground, industrial construction equipment is needed for the treatment process. Drills, pumps, large tanks and soil treatment devices are all tools that are required to effectively remove a termite infestation. Termite treatment generally consists of two approaches; baits and termiticides are the most common options. Termiticides usually provide years of protection because they create a barrier around the home. We serve a large portion of Massachusetts, including Saugus, Reading and Boston.
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