Termite Control Made Easy For Sarasota County Property Owners
Although many home-invading pests live in Sarasota County, few are as frustrating and destructive as termites. Protecting your residential property from termites seems impossible, especially without the proper treatments.
Today we’ll discuss what causes termites to invade homes and techniques you can implement to avoid attracting them in the first place. Or, for immediate assistance with termite removal and other termite control services, contact Keller’s Pest Control today. We’re proud to provide excellent Sarasota County pest control solutions to homeowners and business owners throughout our service area.
The Life Cycle Of Common Termites
The life cycle of a termite includes three key phases; eggs, nymphs, and adults. This developmental process is known as incomplete metamorphosis. Termites begin their life cycle as eggs, laid by queen termites. Under the proper environmental conditions, a queen termite will produce up to thirty thousand eggs daily for over ten years. Termite nymphs hatch from eggs and will molt multiple times before reaching maturity. Although termite nymphs resemble smaller adult termites, they can’t feed themselves. Worker termites feed termite nymphs in addition to their other tasks, such as building tunnels and foraging for food. After several months, nymphs will molt one final time into worker termites. Some adult termites may eventually molt into soldiers or reproductive flying termites, though most of a termite colony consists of worker termites.
Keller's Pest Control can identify and treat termites throughout the life processes.
Why Termites Infest And Destroy Wooden Structures
Termites are common insects that thrive in warm, humid climates. These pests typically build their nests underground and feed on cellulose, a material found in wood. Although termites benefit the environment when they remain in nature, they cause significant structural damage when they invade residential properties. These destructive pests left undetected, can inflict large amounts of damage within a relatively short timeframe. Termites will eat through old logs, stumps, and trees outside, then move to wooden structures such as fences and homes as their colony expands.
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How To Identify And Remove Factors That Attract Termites
- Address moisture issues within your home: Termites and many other insects like moisture. Install a dehumidifier, repair leaking pipes, and clear debris from your gutter to minimize moisture problems in and around your home.
- Eliminate potential food sources: Termites feed on wooden materials, such as stumps and logs. Avoid attracting termites by removing your property's stick piles, stumps, and logs.
- Close off entry points to your home: Termites prefer to invade properties that provide easy access to the wooden structure of your home—seal gaps and crevices in your foundation and exterior walls to minimize possible entry points.
The Key To Total Termite Control For Sarasota County Properties
Termites are always searching for new properties to infest. The best way to control and prevent termite infestations in Sarasota County is with a professional termite control plan from Keller’s Pest Control. With more than two decades of experience managing pest problems, we have what it takes to protect your home and family from pests year-round. Our licensed team of pest control experts is ready to eliminate existing infestations from your property and prevent new ones from occurring in the future.
Don’t let termites cause irreparable damage to your residential property. Instead, partner with Keller’s Pest Control and receive excellent termite treatments that get the job done right.