Termites (Pest Control Solutions)

The Insidious Threat of Termites in Your Home

One of the many things that make a termite infestation so devastating is that it is oftentimes an inconspicuous threat that can cause a lot of damage before it is identified. Because wood that has been damaged by termites might appear fine on the outside, you don’t know the extent of the damage until you start investigating the infestation. Termite tunnelling occurs inside the wood, and a mere wooden shell covers the damaged wood, leaving the impression that all is as it should be.

This is one of the reasons why a termite infestation can be difficult to spot. You should keep an eye out for telltale signs that your home is infested with termites, especially in the summer time when they breed. By keeping a lookout for the following signs, you will make professional pest control solutions easier, in order to get rid of the infestation for good:

  • -Be on the lookout for mud-like material, which may form irregular patterns throughout the home;
  • -Because termites prefer being hidden from the elements and light, they can excavate wood so that only a thin layer is left between their cavity and the surface. Should this tenuous layer be broken, they will cover the holes with a mud-like material that they use to build tubes.
  • -Piles of wings in the home – swarmer termites shed wings, and this indicates the next phase of their development; and
  • -Live termites – reproductive termite queens and kings can reach 1.30cm and are winged, brown or black in colour. The workers are usually hidden inside the infested wood.

Protect Your Home Against the Devastation of Termites with Effective Pest Control Solutions

After spotting a termite infestation, it is highly advised to contact professional pest control specialists. The reason for this is that as a layman, you most probably don’t have the experience and expertise needed to assess the severity of the infestation. Many DIY fixes fail, since the person is unable to quantify the scope of the infestation and ends up frustrated and defeated that the infestation continues to come back time and again.

One of the aspects of successful pest control solutions is that the origin and reason for the termite infestation needs to be addressed. Unless this is done, the infestation will come back every time. At Bugman Pest Control, we provide our valued clients with affordable and permanent pest control solutions, handing them back the control of their properties and minimising the inconvenience and discomfort of a pest infestation.

We work tirelessly to get rid of pests, ranging from mice to flies, crickets, bed bugs, snakes, wasps and yes, termites. Our speciality lies in the fact that we have so many years of practical experience to fall back on. We also use the very latest pest control solutions and equipment available on the market to ensure that your home remains pest-free for a long time.

Contact us for affordable and professional pest control solutions in Johannesburg today.