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How to Get Rid of Drywood Termites

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As one of the hardest pests to detect, termites cause thousands of dollars of damage to homes and offices each year. There are different types of termites, subterranean and drywood, and both can be found here in North Carolina. 

If you’re dealing with a drywood termite infestation and would like the help of a professional pest control company, contact your local pest control heroes at Clegg’s today. We’ve been serving people throughout North Carolina since 1964, and we are proud to provide exceptional service and FREE initial inspections. Don’t wait another day – call us at 888-MRCLEGG and avoid additional damage. Read on below for more information about drywood termites and how to get rid of them.

What are Drywood Termites?

 

Drywood termites live in wood that is above the ground, which makes your home a prime location for their colony. Unlike their subterranean cousins, these termites don’t require soil contact to survive. They actually prefer low moisture levels and are content to hang out in the walls of your home and even your furniture. 

These pests are able to fly, and you will see them swarm during spring and summer months. Adults are dark brown in color and measure approximately a half inch long. 

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How to Get Rid of Drywood Termites

 

If these termites haven’t yet spread to large areas of your home, you may be able to spot treat them. However, finding the entire source of your termite problem can be a challenge, and if you don’t treat the entire colony, the damage will continue and will cost you more money down the road. 

A reputable pest control company will be able to conduct a full inspection of the house, locating the entire colony. Fumigation is often the most common form of treatment and requires that an infested house be covered tightly with tarps and tents to trap the treatment product inside the structure of the building. Other termite treatment options include baiting and applying liquid termiticides.

Fumigation cannot be performed by every company, but Clegg’s Pest Control is one of the few pest control fumigation providers in NC that is fully licensed to perform this service. 

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How Do I Know if I Have Drywood Termites?

 

If you suspect your house may be the home of a drywood termite colony, look for these signs of a termite infestation: bubbling paint, mud tubes around doors, windows, or on exterior or interior walls, or clusters of wings left in piles outside your home or around window seals. 

We suggest having a yearly termite inspection to catch any damage early and treat the issue before it becomes a full-blown infestation. You can also make your home an undesirable place to live for these pests. Repair moisture problems, including leaks and puddling, keep mulch and firewood away from the side of your home, and seal off pipes or other open entry points to the house. 

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Choose Clegg’s Pest Control

 

As North Carolina’s premier pest control company, we are proud to offer a variety of treatment options and full fumigation treatments to ensure your home stays free from termites. 

Take advantage of our free initial inspections, ask us about our pest control payment plans, and schedule your appointment today. 

 

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Clinton, NC 28328
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Durham, NC 27705
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Fayetteville, NC 28301
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864 Rivit St.
Greenville, NC 27834
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Kernersville, NC 27284
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Morehead City, NC 28557
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218 Kale Rd.
New Bern, NC 28562
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3751 Bastion Ln.
Raleigh, NC 27604
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1520 S. Brightleaf Blvd.
Smithfield, NC 27577
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4075 Old Bridge Rd. SE
Southport, NC 28461
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3417 Enterprise Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28405

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Asheville, NC 28806
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Charlotte, NC 28213
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Clinton, NC 28328
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Durham, NC 27705
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Kernersville, NC 27284
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Morehead City, NC 28557
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New Bern, NC 28562
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Raleigh, NC 27604
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Smithfield, NC 27577
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Wilmington, NC 28405

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