Protect the Structure of Your Home With Termite Treatment and Inspection
Living in a warm, dry climate like Arizona may be pleasant, but it also has its downsides. For instance, there are certain pests that can invade your home and make life very difficult. One of these invaders is the termite. Termites are typically found in tropical or forested regions which makes sense because the termite’s primary function is to eliminate dead foliage, trees and other plant matter. However, there are at least twenty-seven hundred species of termites and they have adapted to live in a variety of areas. Some of those adaptations have resulted in the Drywood and subterranean termites. These particular types of termites can be found in several U.S. areas including the Gulf Coast region and Arizona. The best way to deal with this destructive insect is through Termite Treatment and Inspection.
The differences between these two types seem huge, but they are more similar than dissimilar. Differences include habitat. The Drywood termite tends to live in the places where they eat. This means that the termite will create their nests inside the structure of your home. Subterranean termites live in the soil in order to absorb moisture and must create mud tubes to move above ground. These tubes are one of the more obvious indicators of subterranean termites.
Drywood termites leave telltale waste pellets which are kicked out of their home. These pellets are usually the first sign of a Drywood termite infestation. Both types of termite feed on the wood of your home, although subterranean termites may focus on wood found on the ground first. Subterranean termites tend to eat along the grain of the wood going for the soft matter in between while Drywood termites eat across the grain destroying more wood.
No matter which type of termite you have, it will take a professional to eliminate them. Part of the problem is in the details. For example, if the infestation is minor then the pest control expert should be able to stop them through the use of baits. For really serious problems, they may have to resort to strong poisons. This is when they have to tent the building and fumigate thoroughly. When this happens you may need to vacate the home for a day or more. If you are in need of Termite Treatment and Inspection, then it is time to contact an expert like Wildcat Exterminating.