Home Termite Control from Midstate Termite & Pest Control
Keeping termites out of your home is one of the most vital – and most difficult – aspects of pest control. If you don't protect your home properly, termites can invade it and spend months, potentially even years, inside its walls. There, they will slowly wreak havoc on your home's internal structure, potentially leaving it with thousands of dollars of structural damage. This is why termites sit firmly in the midst of hurricanes and tornadoes in terms of the damage costs they inflict. On average, they cost homeowners in the United States over five billion dollars a year.
This is all thanks to the termite diet. These insects eat the wood they infest. You wouldn't think a single tiny termite could do all that much damage, but when it is hundreds of thousands of them over long periods of time, they can plow through things like wall studs, floor joists, and support beams with ease. This is why termite control is not something you can neglect.
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Why Termites Invade Your Home
As we said above, termites eat wood. In the forest, this is a very good thing because they help speed up decay in dead trees and plants, injecting vital nutrients back into the soil. However, your house is also made of dead wood, meaning termites can chow down on it just as easily as they can wood in the forest.
Typically, you wind up with a termite infestation for one of a couple of reasons. One of the most common reasons you could end up with termites is wood-to-ground contact. This means wood of some kind is touching both your house and the ground. Common examples would be tree branches touching your roof or mulch pressed up against your foundation.
Moisture is another common reason homeowners wind up with a termite problem. Termites are attracted to moisture, as most termite species need it inside their colonies. This means if you have water-damaged or rotting wood in your home, you are more likely to get termites. Easy access can also lead to termite infestation. If you have cracks in your foundation or exposed, untreated wood around your home, this is like rolling out the red carpet for termites.
Our Termite Control Process
At Midstate Termite & Pest Control, we have a multi-step termite control process guaranteed to rid your home of these unwanted and destructive pests. We start with a free inspection. During this inspection, our trained experts will look for active termites and search for conducive conditions that could lead to future termite development. We perform a 45-point inspection to ensure we are covering every possible base.
If our termite identification inspection turns up a termite infestation, we'll get on it to eradicate termites as fast and effectively as possible. We have a wide range of treatments that can effectively control termite infestations. These include baits, entry point treatments, foundation treatments, and more. We'll also talk to you about things you can do to help keep your home safe from termites.
After we perform our termite removal services, we will discuss follow-up treatments with you to prevent future infestations. We recommend quarterly visits to allow for maximum coverage. Since termites are active all year long, we want to be active too. This helps ensure you don't wake up one fine spring morning to find termites have overwintered in your home.
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At Midstate Termite & Pest Control, we've been protecting homes and satisfying customers since 1953. We offer 100% guaranteed service for Cookeville, Crossville, and the surrounding areas. If you're not satisfied, we're not satisfied. We'll do everything in our power to fix any problem you may encounter. That's exactly how we've done it for the last 70 years!
Trust Midstate Termite & Pest Control For All Your Termite Needs
Middle Tennessee has a climate ripe for termites. They thrive in warm, moist conditions, and the Southeast has those in spades. This means you have to take measures to prevent termites and be vigilant for the signs of termites all year long. The earlier you detect a termite infestation, the easier and more affordable it will be to deal with it. Early detection also helps prevent the kind of severe damage caused by termites that go unchecked for years at a time.
To detect and treat termite infestations as soon as possible, you will need to look out for the following early signs:
- Hollow-sounding walls
- Pinholes in drywall
- Scratching sounds inside walls
- Mud tubes around your foundation
- Frass (termite droppings that resemble sawdust)
- Piles of long, white wings (signs of termite swarms)
If you start seeing these signs, it is vital to act fast. You will want to eradicate infestations at this stage, before you start seeing signs of significant damage, such as sagging ceilings or buckling floorboards.
Once you see signs like this, it is highly likely that severe damage is already done. The good news is if you look out for earlier signs, like the ones listed above, this can go a long way towards helping us catch and control your termite infestation as early as possible. So don't wait. Call Midstate Termite & Pest Control as soon as you suspect a termite issue.