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Homes with crawlspaces are especially vulnerable to termite problems. Few people frequently venture into the crawl area under their homes, leaving them more vulnerable to an infestation. From compromising your home’s structural integrity to creating unsightly cosmetic damage, termites can wreak havoc before you know it.
Concerned you may have termites, or you’re seeing the effects of a termite infestation? Part of solving your termite issue is understanding these wood-munching pests. Learn more about termites below, or contact PURCOR’s pest professionals today.
Types of Termites in the Northwest
Two kinds of termites are native to the Northwest: dampwood termites and subterranean termites. While their methods of attack may vary, both of these species are determined to burrow into and damage your wooden structures.
Dampwood termites are the larger of the two species, with large dark heads and mandibles. They can cause serious destruction to moist or water-damaged wood in roofs, basements, attics, and other areas around your home.
Subterranean termites are much smaller yet extremely destructive. These pale, dark-headed pests attack both dry and damp wood. Additionally, they build their nests below ground and travel into homes and businesses to feed on wood.
Termite Prevention Tips
Termites are drawn to cellulose-rich wood, such as stacked firewood. Make your home as unappealing as possible by storing timber, firewood, and other wooden materials away from the exterior. Also, keep wooden materials elevated off the ground when possible.
To prevent dampwood termite infestations, take care of water-related issues around your home as soon as possible. If you have a leaking drain or water collecting around your foundation, contact trained professionals for pest control or crawlspace cleanup services.
In addition to minimizing the presence of wood and water around your home, keeping your backyard tidy is key to avoiding termites. Trim tree branches, clear overgrown bushes, and get rid of soggy mulch that termites may target as their new homes.
Termite Elimination in WA, OR, and ID
Termites have no place in your Northwest home. For termite control in Oregon, Idaho, and Washington, choose PURCOR. Contact our team for a pest control quote, and start taking back your property from termites today.