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Why Are Termite Infestations In Scottsdale So Serious?

February 03, 2022

There are many destructive pests in Scottsdale, but most pale in comparison to termites. While other species, such as rodents, can cause a lot of problems, termites can wreak havoc on many structures in your home or business. Termites are able to eat through wood, and they will do this constantly.

As their infestations grow, they can cost you thousands of dollars in damage, and they are also invasive and hard to remove. Learn more about termites in Scottsdale and how to get effective termite control in this guide.

What Do Termites In Scottsdale Look Like?

One of the reasons why termites are so destructive is that their infestations can exist inside your property for a long time before you even realize it. You might not see the actual termites themselves at first, but it’s still useful to know what they look like in case you do run across any.

Termites look differently depending on their position in their caste system. The worker and soldier termites do not have wings, and they rarely leave the nest. They are usually a pale whitish color. The termite swarmers, on the other hand, do leave the nest occasionally to reproduce. They are dark brown to black in color, and they do have wings.

Along with knowing how to identify termites, it’s also useful to know other signs of their presence. Signs of termite activity include:

  • Squeaking or buckling floorboards
  • Doors and windows fitting tightly in their frames
  • Termite “frass” which looks like small wooden pellets or sawdust
  • Mud tubes on exterior walls or foundation
  • Termite wings that are left behind after swarming

What Attracts Termites To Scottsdale Homes?

The majority of termites that invade Scottsdale homes are subterranean termites, although drywood termites can be an occasional problem. Subterranean termites are attracted to places with high humidity, and they usually get into homes through soil-to-wood contact. Some of the best ways to prevent these termites include limiting areas where soil touches the exterior of your home. But, since this can be a difficult task,  residential pest control is often the best option to deter these pests.

What Is Involved In A Termite Inspection In Scottsdale?

Because termites can live in your property without you realizing it, the best way to protect it from termite damage is through annual termite inspections with Green Home Pest Control. Our trained termite exterminators will inspect around the exterior of the building as well as throughout the inside. We are able to identify if there are any termites, what species they are, and the location of their colonies.

From there, our termite control services are customized to fit the needs of your building and how extensive the infestation has become. We use both bait and liquid treatment, and we are happy to walk you through how these products work to provide comprehensive termite control.

Who To Call About Termites On Your Scottsdale Property

If you’re looking to protect your Scottsdale property from termite damage, give the residential pest control experts at Green Home Pest Control a call. If you have seen signs of termites already, contacting us right away is essential. And, even if you have not, getting an annual termite inspection is also a good idea. You can give us a call or send us a message online to learn more.