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How To Get Rid Of Termites: A Comprehensive Guide For Tampa Homeowners

December 16, 2023 - Termites

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Have you ever seen termites? You may have seen these pests crawling on a piece of wood before throwing it into a fire pit. You will not see these pests inside your home. This doesn’t mean they do not come indoors, just that they are difficult to spot when they do.

If you have not taken the time to consider termites and how to deal with these pests in Tampa, here are some things to think about today. Call Haskell Termite & Pest Control if you would like our help dealing with these destructive little insects. We will walk you through our options for termite control near you and find a plan that works for you. 

You're Not Likely To See A Termite: How To Identify Signs Of Activity

Just because a house has termites does not mean these pests will be obvious in their behaviors. These wood-destroying insects hide deep inside walls, floors, and ceilings. They only come out into the open when they are swarming. That said, it is important that you know some common signs of termites to identify these pests. These signs include:

  • Mud tubes

  • Moisture spots

  • Hollow-sounding wood

  • A rustling noise coming from inside your home’s wood

  • Sagging floors

  • Overly squeaky floorboards

  • Difficult-to-open windows and doors

The absolute best way to identify an active termite infestation is by bringing in our team at Haskell Termite & Pest Control. We are trained to spot these pests and have the equipment needed to detect infestations deep inside structural wood. 

Understanding The Termite Threat: What You Need To Know

You may already know a few things about termites and the problems they cause. For instance, do you know that these pests consume wood? What you might not know is that these pests prefer wood that is water-damaged or rotting.

For this reason, older homes are more likely to struggle with termite problems. If these pests are inside your home right now, they will not just stop with eating existing moisture-damaged wood. They will spread moisture into healthy wood and eat it as well. This is the biggest problem associated with these pests and what makes them so invasive locally. Thankfully, there are ways to deal with these destructive bugs before they cause serious harm. Here are some things to consider. 

Professional Termite Control: Calling In The Experts

Getting a professional involved to help you with your termite problems is preferable. Our team at Haskell Termite & Pest Control is adept at identifying and dealing with all sorts of invasive creatures, including termites.

Let us pay you a visit to identify the severity of your infestation and recommend a treatment plan that will best deal with these terribly destructive insects. Call today to learn more about our inspection services or to ask about our termite control.

Proactive Measures: Preventing Termite Invasions

Long-term termite prevention is key to avoiding future problems with these pests. A great place to start with this is DIY exclusion and prevention methods. Here are some tips and tricks to start with.

  • Fill in holes, gaps, and cracks in your home’s exterior foundation.

  • Invest in quality screens for exterior windows and doors.

  • Repair or replace water-damaged wood inside your home.

  • Clean up sticks, leaves, and other cellulose-based clutter around your yard.

  • Remove fallen trees and dead stumps from your yard.

  • Address moisture problems around your home and property.

Contact our team at Haskell Termite & Pest Control to find out more about our advanced services and find an option for termite removal and prevention that works for your Tampa area home.

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