At Amco Ranger Termite and Pest Solutions, our Lake St. Louis termite control experts take the swift actions needed to eliminate this problem. Using methods and products that are proven effective yet environmentally friendly and safe for you and your pets, we prevent termites from causing damage to the following areas:
- Furniture: Termites feast on wood and can cause damage to items you are currently using or those kept in storage areas;
- Home furnishings: While termites prefer wood, they will chew through other materials, including documents, books, old photos, and frames, as well as cabinets and shelving;
- Floors: Termites can tear through hardwood and laminate flooring, causing it to swell, buckle, or crumble completely;
- Ceilings, walls, and window frames: Termites can chew through wall and window trim and ceiling beams, resulting in dangerous sagging;
- Outdoor structures: Porches, pergolas, decks, and other structures in outdoor areas can all get infested with termites;
- Home foundations: Termites may gravitate towards gaps in siding and exposed wood in your home’s foundation, resulting in extensive damage and making your home unsafe to live in.
What Are The Signs Of A Termite Infestation?
When you buy or sell a home, a termite inspection is required. This is due to the fact that termites can be hard to detect for the average homeowner and the damage they cause is often hidden from view. Frequently mistaken for flying ants, termites have four white, cloudy colored wings and a waist that is equally as broad as other areas of the body. They live in colonies and vary in size, depending on the role they play. The University of Missouri states that colonies typically consist of queens who lay the eggs, workers who burrow tunnels and locate food, and soldiers whose job it is to protect others from intruders.
Locating termite colonies can prove challenging, which is why it is best to call in the professionals. At Amco Ranger Termite and Pest Solutions, our Lake St. Louis termite control experts know all the places these creatures are most likely to hide. Signs you may see in your own home that could indicate an infestation include:
- Thin mud tubes along walls in or outside of your home, which termites use for traveling;
- Damaged wood that appears hollow or crumbles when prodded with a screwdriver;
- Swarms of termites in wooden structures, such as cabinets or sheds;
- Signs of shed termite wings on windowsills.