If your home in Seattle, WA, has a crawl space underneath, you may be more susceptible to termite problems. A severe termite infestation can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage, especially if left untreated. If you suspect you may be dealing with a termite problem in your home, call PURCOR Pest Solutions immediately for expert termite control services, and protect your home from any further damage.
What Is a Termite?
Termites are classified as wood-destroying insects (WDI), a classification that also includes carpenter ants and certain kinds of beetles. Wood-destroying insects are known for feasting on wooden structures, causing massive damage to homes and buildings.
There are three common types of termites in the United States: dampwood termites, drywood termites, and subterranean termites.
- Drywood termites are long and narrow with oval wings and light brown in color. They prefer to feast on dry wood and avoid damp areas.
- Dampwood termites are the largest termites and prefer to eat water-damaged wood, typically in basements, attics, or roofs.
- Subterranean termites are the smallest variety but enjoy damp and dry wood equally. They typically build their colonies underground, underneath homes and businesses, where their food is plentiful.
PURCOR Pest Solutions Termite Control Services
PURCOR Pest Solutions offers expert termite control programs in Seattle, WA, customized to be effective for your unique situation. These treatments can be applied as a preventive measure against termites or to eliminate an ongoing infestation.
Seattle, WA, Termite Baiting Program
Our termite baiting program is an easy way to give early warning signs of termites and apply treatment if they do show up. This baiting system is great for homes with termite-conducive conditions because when checked regularly, it can help alert you to an ongoing infestation. If termites are found in your home, the inspection cartridges placed in the soil around your house can be switched out for bait cartridges, destroying the colony from the inside.
Q : How Do I Know If I Have Termites?
There are several warning signs that may indicate a termite infestation in your home. A large buildup of swarmer wings—broken-off termite wings in or around your house—can be a sign of a colony near or even inside your home. Mud tubes, trails left by termites as they leave the colony looking for food, can also be a sign of an infestation.
If you have a termite infestation, you may also begin to notice signs of damage in your home. Wood surfaces that appear blistered or bubbling, new creaks in the floors, and hollow-sounding surfaces are all potential signs of termite damage. If you notice any of these signs in your home, call PURCOR Pest Solutions immediately to schedule a termite inspection in Seattle, WA.