Atlanta Termite Control: Why You Should Fear Drywood Termites
January 5, 2018
If you’re a homeowner, you’re certainly no stranger to the threat of house pests. Unfortunately, while most homeowners are well aware of ants, cockroaches, and rodents (which pose a myriad of risks in their own right) most homeowners aren’t aware of one of the most dangerous pests out there: drywood termites.
This can leave your home vulnerable to a drywood termite infestation, which can lead to costly repairs down the road. This is why it’s smart to familiarize yourself with these pests, which is easier said than done.
For one, these termites are extremely difficult to identify, given their small size in combination with their nesting habits. With that said, it’s better to know what to look for in order to catch an infestation before it’s too late. After all, damage from termite infestations cost billions of dollars each year in the United States alone, and avoiding being a part of this statistic should be a priority for any smart homeowner.
Thankfully, the Atlanta termite control experts at People’s Pest Control are here to help you better understand these types of termites. This way you’ll know exactly what drywood termites look like, how they behave, and just what type of damage they can cause on your property.
Identifying Drywood Termites
This species of termites are typically seen in the Southern and Western portion of the United States but have also been spotted in additional areas including South Eastern states such as Atlanta.
Drywood termites got their name due to the fact that they don’t need contact with soil or sources of aboveground moisture for their survival. In fact, drywood termites are known to inhabit their sources of food and nourishment. These areas include wooden beams and flooring, dead trees, and other furniture.
One of the main differences between drywood termites and other similar species of termites is their breeding characteristics; most notably the fact that they create much smaller colonies than other termites.
For example, a typical drywood termite colony will contain approximately 5,000 or so termites while other species create colonies of a much larger scale.
In order to better understand drywood termites, let’s compare them to their subterranean counterparts:
The Difference Between Drywood Termites And Subterranean Termites
Subterranean termites are more well known than drywood termites among most homeowners and are typically the species of termite most feared in properties across the United States. This species of termite lives underground and feeds exclusively off of moisture in the soil as a means for survival.
Subterranean termites are also much more aggressive when compared to drywood termites and can cause a massive infestation that could lead to severe structural damage to your property. With that said, subterranean termites are somewhat similar to drywood termites, given they share many of the same food sources. However, these termites connect their food sources to their nests underground.
If you suspect a subterranean termite infestation, you should be searching for mud tubes, which will be visible at the base of your home’s structure and provide the pathways for these termite swarms to enter your property.
The Damage Termites Cause –
While all species of termites are different in their own way, they do share similarities when it comes to the damage they cause. The signs to look for in terms of termite damage include:
- Wood that has buckled
- Tubes for termite shelter
- Swollen ceilings and flooring
- Tunnels found within furniture and walls
- Excrament piles found near wooden structures
- Hollow sound when tapping your walls
If you’ve come across any of these signs, you should contact an Atlanta pest control company immediately in order to avoid a massive infestation or severe structural damage to your home. By calling People’s Pest Control you’ll have a pest control expert at your home immediately to eradicate the problem using effective methods.
Ridding Your Home Of Drywood Termites
Some homeowners may feel the need to rid their property of drywood termites on their own. However, this method is not recommended, as failing to properly handle these pests will make the infestation worse and could cause further damage to your home.
If you insist on DIY pest control, there are only a few methods you can implement to eliminate the drywood termite infestation. Keep in mind, hiring a professional pest control company is the only fool-proof way to get rid of these dangerous pests. Experts have the knowledge, tools, and techniques necessary to get the job done correctly, which will allow you to rest assured knowing your termite infestation is being solved the right way.
Professional Termite Control In Atlanta
At People’s Pest Control, alleviating your worries about pests is our mission, which is why we offer the widest range of pest control services in Atlanta and surrounding communities. Our professionals are experts when it comes to handling all pests, including all species of termites.
Hiring a professional will ensure your home is thoroughly inspected for any termite activity, and our experts at People’s Pest Control have the necessary tools and knowledge to effectively locate any termite swarms to catch infestations before they can turn into a much bigger problem.
When it comes to controlling a termite infestation — no matter the species — there is never a quick fix, especially when it comes to DIY pest control methods sold at your local box store. This is why it isn’t smart to attempt to eliminate termites on your own, without the proper guidance of a pest control professional.
At People’s Pest Control our experts are trained on up-to-date techniques to be able to handle a termite infestation of any size in order to protect your home and property. After all, your home is an investment, so why risk your investment by attempting improper methods for termite control?
Why Hire People’s Pest Control?
Our company has been serving Atlanta for many years with a wide range of pest control services. These services include control methods for a myriad of common pests, including:
And more. All in all, hiring People’s Pest Control puts a team of highly trained pest eliminating professionals on your side to protect your home from a wide range of pests.
Residential Pest Control In Atlanta
People’s Pest Control offers fair and transparent pricing on all pest control services for homes across Atlanta.
Unlike other pest control companies in the area, our pricing tiers are based on the size of your property, meaning you’ll only pay for what you need; nothing more, nothing less. What’s more? At People’s, we never force you into a long-term contract and you’ll never receive extra fees for your first treatment. All of your treatments will be the same exact price, every time.
Residential Termite Control In Atlanta –
The South East ranks as the highest area in the United States for termite infestations. This fact is the reason why we treat termite control as a separate service, as the job of controlling termites requires attention to detail in order to effectively eliminate an infestation from your home.
If you fail to properly address a termite infestation, you’ll be putting your home at risk for major structural damage that could lead to astronomically expensive repairs in the future.
By calling People’s when you suspect a termite infestation, you’ll have an expert at your door to thoroughly inspect your home for termites and discuss effective treatment options with you if necessary.
German Cockroach Control –
German cockroaches are notably smaller than the typical cockroach most folks have become accustomed to, and require a more targeted treatment solution as a result.
These roaches grow rapidly when it comes to population, and — because of their miniscule size — they can be extremely difficult to pinpoint on your property. Luckily, People’s Pest Control offers a specific treatment protocol to eradicate any German cockroach infestation.
Residential Bed Bug Control In Atlanta –
Bed bugs can be a serious problem for any home and require rapid attention in order to prevent an infestation from getting out of hand. These pests are typically picked up at a hotel while on a trip and are brought back with homeowners in their luggage.
This is when they are then transferred to your home and, sooner than later, they develop into a full-blown bed bug infestation. At People’s Pest Control, we believe in exterminating these pests, as it’s the only solution to effectively ensure bed bugs stay away. Unfortunately, repelling solutions seem to only push these pests to another area of the property.
Our technicians will arrive at your home promptly and are expertly trained to inspect and detect any bed bug infestation. By acting quickly, our technicians can catch a bedbug infestation before it gets out of hand. While these pests don’t carry diseases — like rodents and cockroaches — they can cause skin irritation due to the fact that they bite.
Atlanta Rodent Control –
Similar to termite infestations, rodents can lead to extreme structural damage of your property which can force you to spend hundreds (or maybe even thousands) on repairs.
What’s worse? Rodents, like other pests such as cockroaches, can carry a range of disgusting diseases that can put the health of you and your family at risk. Rodents find their way into your home through small holes in your attic or basement while searching for shelter and a source of food.
These pests are active year-round but are most active during the winter season in Atlanta while they seek warmer habitats during the cooler months. No matter the season, though, People’s Pest Control can effectively eradicate any rodent issues in your home.
What’s more? Once your rodent problem has been properly dealt with, our technicians will secure your home to prevent any future rodent infestations. This will give you peace of mind, knowing your home is protected now and into the future from any mice or rat problems.
Complete Pest Control Plans From People’s Pest Control
By ordering our People’s Complete Plan, you’ll be getting protection from a wide range of pests. In fact, our Complete Plan covers a larger range of pests than any pest control company in North Georgia.
Other pest control companies charge $50 to $100 in additional fees when it comes to adding pest control services. At People’s Pest Control, however, you never have to worry as our Complete Plan covers everything from spiders and ants to mice and box elder bugs. This makes pest control extremely simple for any homeowner, as whenever a pest problem arises, you’ll have a qualified pest control professional at your property immediately to handle it.
Seeing Things ‘The People’s Way’
The People’s Way is simply a completely fair and transparent method of approaching pest control, unlike similar companies in the area.
In addition to removing a wide range of common (and uncommon) pests in Atlanta, we figured it would be a fantastic idea to also remove long-term contracts and extra fees for our customers. We’re also wholeheartedly dedicated to providing the best in customer service in the pest control industry.
By hiring People’s Pest Control for any of your pest problems, you’ll be receiving fair and transparent pricing, no long term contracts, and no extra fees for your first treatment. These are just a few ways we aim to become the top pest control company in the South East.
After many years of offering the best in mosquito control — via our sister company, Mr. Mister — we decided to bring that same level of dedication and expertise to a new type of pest control company; and one that Atlanta residents have never seen. This was a result of our customers’ constant demand for additional pest control services.
So what are you waiting for? If you’ve been dealing with a pest problem, contact People’s Pest Control today to learn more about our wide range of pest control services. Our services cover both residential and commercial properties in Metro Atlanta and surrounding areas.
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