Termites Mesa – They always show themselves
Have you ever wondered if your home has termites?
Here in Arizona we really don’t need to worry that we have an undetected infestation of termites because most of the termites we have in the valley are Subterranean Termites, and they always show themselves. You may not know what to look for, but most companies, like Green Ninja Pest Control will do a free, professional inspection.
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So if they were present what would you see…?
1) Like the picture on the right, the first indication is a mud tube stemming from the soil, up the foundation wall into your home. So the first thing to do would be to carefully walk around the exterior of your home and inspect the stem wall. Even though it may be quite bright out a high powered flash light is a great tool to use when inspecting all the nooks and crannies of the foundation.
2) in rare instances they may come up the inside of the stem wall so no tube would be present on the outside of the stem wall yet you would find tubes hanging from the ceiling like the picture here, or similar activity coming out of a wall
or baseboard. this only happens on homes that have a separate stem wall and floor, not post tension slab construction. If you are not sure which you have, again, call a professional like Green Ninja and we will help you understand the entry points in your particular home.
In either instance there is evidence of subterranean termite activity, unlike dry wood termites which may be present with little, to no evidence until the damage is done since they “do not” build mud tubes.
Subterranean termites are also an easier problem to solve as it does not require tenting your home or any kind of fumigation. Almost all of the treatment is done outside of your home, treating the soil where they come from around the foundation of the home.
So if you are concerned about termites Mesa, call Green Ninja!
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