Termites can wreak havoc on your Omaha or Iowa home and need to be dealt with quickly to prevent damage to your home. Chewing on the structural elements of your home, termites can cause untold damage to a property that can be extremely expensive to repair. At Genie Pest Control, our termite removal experts, urge our clients to be on the lookout for termites and be proactive with keeping these destructive pests at bay.
Although there are about fifty different types of termite species in North America, there are three distinct categories; subterranean, damp wood, and dry wood. Each of these types of termites can be found in different areas of your home. With the help of termite removal experts, you can learn to identify some of the areas these termites are commonly found so you can locate the problem and take effective action quickly.
Below, our termite removal team explores some places that subterranean, damp wood and dry wood termites are typically discovered.
As you might expect, subterranean termites like to remain underground, where they can safely build their nests. To search for wood to eat, they dig tubes to the surface, allowing them to comes and go as they like. These termites tend to attack below surface construction such as basements, crawl spaces, basement window frames, and subflooring.
Dampwood termites, as their name suggests, are attracted to damp or wet wood. There may be firewood in your yard, a broken tree branch, or a timber beam in your home near a leaking pipe that is attracting termites. Our exterminators recommend to be on the lookout for signs of water damage in your home that could create the right environment for these termites to thrive.
When you read horror stories of homes being decimated by termites, it is usually dry wood termites held accountable. If these destructive insects are not dealt with quickly, they can infest your home quickly and cause an incredible amount of damage in a relatively short amount of time. Drywood termites will feed on healthy or decaying wood, meaning the best way to identify their presence is to look out for their droppings. These can typically be found near doors, furniture, attics, and near wood framing that has come under attack. Be sure to call our professional exterminators at Genie Pest Control as soon as possible if you think you have drywood termites, as they can cause catastrophic damage to your home if left untreated.
It’s crucial to be proactive and stay alert of any termite infestations to ensure your home stays free of termites. If you suspect that you might have termites in your Omaha or Iowa home, you must take action as quickly as possible before the problem worsens. To ensure that your termite problem is resolved for good, be sure to contact Genie Pest Control today. Our termite removal experts have the experience and expertise to make sure your home is a termite-free zone.