North Gresham may be remarkably suburban, quiet and community focused, but that doesn’t make it any less vulnerable to termite infestations. On the contrary, many of the mid-century homes that dot these neighborhoods are replete with aging wood, potential wood damage and the type of soft, moist soil that subterranean termites thrive in. Protect your North Gresham home by keeping your eyes peeled for these few early warning signs:
Protecting Your Home From Termites
The best way to identify subterranean termites is the presence of “mud tubes”. These are basically tubes that are typically the diameter of a pencil that leads from the soil to the wood that they are feeding on.
Dampwood termites are far less destructive and easier to exterminate than their subterranean cousins. Dampwood termites are larger red termites with wings. They can be distinguished by their two-segmented body. A damp wood termite will only infest wood that soft or damp and does not infest wood that is structurally sound. Because of this, the recommended treatment sometimes does not involve using pesticides at all, but just removing the soft or rotting wood.
Wildwoods Pest Control can take care of any pest problem, and termites in particular. We employ an approach to pest control called “Integrated Pest Management,” we believe that each home should be treated differently because each home is unique. Gresham’s many varied neighborhoods each have specific needs and vulnerabilities. Wildwoods has served Gresham area communities for several years and can create timely and effective solutions to all your wildlife and pest control issues.
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