Termite Control in Fairfax, Alexandria and Arlington, VA

Termite Control in Fairfax, Alexandria and Arlington, VA

Most of us don't find out we have a termite problem until discovering bits of hollowed-out wood, generally located around the perimeter of the homes and its foundation. Another tell-tale sign of termites is when one taps on wood and it sounds hollow.

Termites are social insects and live in colonies with specific roles. There are workers, soldiers, reproductives and even queens. As a termite colony matures, it may release winged males and females – or “swarmers.” If they survive, swarmers will settle, shed their wings and form a new colony.

Eastern Subterranean Termites typically create their homes in mud and dirt and then use tunnels they create to go above ground for their food sources. Drywood Termites are the common pests that make their way into your home, from the walls to the furnishings. They can gain entry into the home through small openings, during renovation processes, or by bringing in infested furnishings.

Why Address Termite Problems

It goes without saying that termites cause serious structural damage. Termites can chew through furnishings, wood floors, interior items, and house foundation. Not only does this cause trouble for a home’s residents but may also affect the resale value of your home.

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Preventative Measures for Termites:

Generally, termites cannot be controlled with do-it-yourself measures. However, there are some preventative measures you can take to keep your home termite-free.

  • Eliminate or reduce moisture in and around the home, which termites need to thrive.
  • Repair fascia, soffits, and rotted roof shingles.
  • Monitor all exterior areas of wood, including windows, door frames and skirting boards for any noticeable changes.
  • Store firewood at least 20 feet away from the house.
  • Consider scheduling a professional inspection annually. Wood-boring insect damage is not covered by homeowners’ insurance policies.

What Are Eastern Subterranean Termites?

Eastern Subterranean Termites are the only species of termite that are indigenious to Virginia. They are a very destructive species of termite and live in a colony consisting of the caste system that contains 3 classes: Worker, Soldier, and Reproducer. These termites get their name because they are primarily found on the East Coast.

What are Signs of Termites?

These termites create Mud Tunnels to travel to and from their food source, which is unfortunately your home. Their food source is the cellulose from the structural wood of your home. The Eastern Subterranean Termite needs moisture to live so they create these tunnels to travel through that contain moisture and allows them to build their colony further.

Are Termites Dangerous?

They are very destructive, especially to woods that homes are commonly built from. All that will be left is a hollowed out structure. Termites alone cause damage of $2 Billion a year.

How Do You Get Rid of Termites?

The absolute best and most efficient way to remove Eastern Subterranean Termites is to call your local Pest Control Company, Summit who offers full Termite Control services in Virginia.

Termite Removal Services we Offer

  • Full termite control services
  • Termite inspection services for real estate, WDI (wood destroying insects) reports, FHA loans, and VA reports
  • Termite extermination

Contact Summit Wildlife Removal for Termite Control in Fairfax, Alexandria & Arlington, VA.

The fees associated with termite removal from Summit Wildlife Removal are variable. Contact us at 703-884-2124 for a free, no-obligation quote for termite removal in Alexandria, Arlington and Fairfax, Virginia areas.

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