Termites are the bane of homeowners all across the country and around the world, especially here in Phoenix. However, the termites here are a bit different than those you’ll find in other parts of the world. Here’s how to identify whether you need subterranean termite treatment and what the process entails.
In the Phoenix area, subterranean termites are the most common. While they don’t live in the wooden structure of your home like some other termite species, they can still do major damage. They’ll eat their way through the wood in your home, leaving behind tunnels that weaken the wood’s structure. Over time, this can cause serious structural damage to your home. Because of this, you definitely don’t want termites hanging around your property.
Subterranean Termite Basics
Like other types of termites, subterranean termites feed on the wood that makes up your home. Instead of living in the wood, though, they build their colonies underground next to your home. They make their way into the house when it is time to feed, returning to their underground tunnels at the end of the day. They live, sleep and breed underground, only emerging to eat as needed.
When You Need Termite Treatment
In order to protect themselves on the journey from underground into your home, subterranean termites construct tunnels. You’ll typically see these mud tunnels along the base of your house near the foundation. When you find termite tubes, it is a strong indicator that you have an infestation on your hands. To preserve your home, you should schedule subterranean termite treatment right away. The sooner you can take care of the issue, the less damage there will be to your home.
How Treatment Works
You’ve undoubtedly seen termite tents on homes at some point in your life, but this type of treatment won’t help with our local termites. For subterranean termite treatment, you’ll need to attack the colony at its source: underground. This is a complicated task that should always be handled by a professional termite elimination expert.
Here at Budget Brothers Termite & Pest Elimination, we are experts in subterranean termite treatment. We utilize the best products available, including Dupont Altriset. We’ll apply this solution all around the base of your home. Then, when the termites make their way into your home during the day, they’ll pick up the material and take it back down into the colony. Once there, they’ll spread it to the other termites, effectively eradicating the colony.
Depending on the extent of your termite problem, you may be able to get rid of the colony with a single treatment. Of course, it is best to keep up with regular treatments going forward to ensure the colony has been completely eliminated and prevent new colonies from forming.
Reserve Your Subterranean Termite Treatment Appointment
If you suspect that you might have a problem with subterranean termites, our team will be happy to help. We’ll come out to your Phoenix property for an inspection to verify the presence of termites. Then, we can complete your subterranean termite treatment to make your home safe once again. Reach out to us right away with any questions you have about subterranean termite treatment or any of our other pest control services.