Frequently Asked Questions About Termite Control
Termite Control Services in Cookeville, TN
Termites are always unwanted houseguests, but most homeowners don’t know a whole lot about these insects. Midstate Termite & Pest Control wants to educate you by providing you with this termite control FAQ. We are happy to answer questions about our pest control services in Cookeville, TN. Keep reading to learn the answers to some of the questions we often hear from our customers. Get in touch with us today to get started with your free termite control estimate.
Answering Your Questions About Termite Services
Termites love to take up residency in Tennessee homes, and knowing more about them can help you recognize signs your home has them or learn more about the termite control services we offer. Browse through these termite control FAQ and contact us if you have any questions we didn’t answer.
How do I know if I have termites?
Termites are very destructive and can damage wood while threatening the structural integrity of your property. Some termites have eaten away at buildings for many years before finally being discovered. Termites are unique when compared to other pests such as bed bugs or spiders. The following are signs that your home may have termites:
- Swarming bugs that have the appearance of flying ants
- Termite nests or shelter tubes
- Termite droppings that look like black pepper and typically appear near walls or wood items in your home
How do termites get in?
Termites find their ideal living situations underground and attack your home from below. These insects require moisture and don’t have much tolerance for moving air currents or light. They can gain entry into your home through various means, including loose mortar joints, settlement cracks in a basement, or tiny spaces around drain pipes.
How do I save my home and my budget, from being eaten full of holes?
No one wants to have termites make swiss cheese of their walls and eat away at their savings account. Termites are wood eaters, including the structural integrity of your home or property in Cookeville. You may be surprised to learn that these tiny creatures cause more than $750 million worth of damage in the United States each year. The best way to save your home and money from termite damage is to schedule a termite inspection from Midstate Termite & Pest Control. We strongly recommend our quarterly pest protection plan.
How long have you been in the business?
You need an experienced termite control specialist so you can rest easy knowing that these unwanted houseguests have been banished from your home. Midstate Termite & Pest Control has been proudly serving Middle Tennessee since 1953. Our decades in the business mean we understand how to protect your home and family.
If I haven’t seen swarming termites or traces of damage, can my home still be in danger?
Your home could still be in danger even if you haven’t seen any swarming termites. Winged termites might only be in the air for a few minutes when a colony swarms, so you might not see them. Termites eat wood from the inside out, so their activity is usually only detectable by termite professionals during an inspection.
When is the right time to call a termite professional?
Delaying treatment for termites is never a good idea. The sooner you call Midstate Termite & Pest Control for service, the less extensive and more affordable your repairs will likely be. If you even suspect that your home may have termites, contact us right away to schedule a termite inspection.
Aren’t new homes and houses with concrete slabs virtually termite-proof?
While some building materials are less likely to succumb to termites, just about any new or old home can become a home for termites. Termites build mud tubes, allowing them to cross brick, concrete, metal, cinder block, non-repellent chemical barriers, pre-treated wood, and other substances. The only way to prevent termites from entering your home is a professionally applied repellent treatment.
What does termite damage look like?
Homeowners can identify termite damage by looking for the following: Bubbling or peeling paint, similar to water damage, drooping or discolored ceilings or walls, pinpoint holes in your home’s drywall, wood that sounds hollow when knocking or tapping on it, and buckling or sagging floors.
What termite solutions do you use?
We use a variety of safe termite solutions based on the unique circumstances of your home.
Will the chemicals harm my family or pets?
Midstate Termite & Pest Control uses chemicals that are safe for humans, their pets, and the environment. Our termite control products have been vigorously tested and undergo many safety checks, including being evaluated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Get Your Free Termite Estimate Today
Our team is happy to answer any other questions you might have about our termite services. We would be happy to give you peace of mind by providing you with a free termite inspection. We provide a 100% guaranteed service, so you can rest assured that your termite problem will be a thing of the past. Contact us today to get started.