Termites In Indianapolis, IN
November 25, 2015
Our technicians get a lot of calls for termites in the Indianapolis area, specifically for subterranean termites. It isn't surprising. Subterranean termites can be found in 49 of the 50 states, and the cost of the damage they cause each year is in the billions. That is why it is so important to know the signs of a termite infestation and to have year round termite protection for your Indianapolis home or business.
What are the signs? There are three major ways to determine if your home has subterranean termites. But only two of them will help you this time of year.
- Swarmers. If you were to see winged termites crawling around on your window sills, what would you think? Many people believe that winged termites are termites that have come to infest your home. This could be true. But, more often than not, winged termites are a sign that your home is already infested. This time of year, termites are much less likely to swarm. But, evidence of these swarmers can still be around. This caste of termite sheds its wings after mating. You can find these wings on window sills and near any areas where sunlight comes into your home.
- Subterranean termites live in the soil near a home they are infesting and build mud tubes up basement walls to get inside and feast on the wood. These tubes can also be found on inside walls. You should know what these tubes look like, so that if you see them you can check to see if they are active. If termites are active in your home in winter you can find out by breaking off a piece of mud tube and checking back a few days later to see if it has been rebuilt.
- If you suspect that you have termites feeding inside your walls, put your ear up against the wall and listen. Termites bang their heads on tunnel walls to communicate. You may hear this clicking if you're close enough to an area of activity.
How do you protect a home from termites? Termites are destructive insects that can weaken structural supports in your home. It is extremely important to get a professional to inspect your home and implement ongoing protective measures. But don't trust just any pest control company. Be sure that the company you chose has a damage warranty. At Action Pest Control, we offer a money-back guarantee and a $250,000 damage warranty, so that our customers know they are protected. In fact, some homes even qualify for a lifetime warranty!
Protect your Indianapolis home from termites with a termite control system you can trust. At Action we employ licensed professionals, use only the most trusted products in the industry, and guarantee that our treatments will be 100% effective, or we give you your money back. It is just that simple. Give us a call today to get started.
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