Termites can be one of the hardest bugs to find, and once you do spot them, the damage is often already done. If you think you might have termites, let our team know by contacting us below or calling us at (888) MRCLEGG. As Asheville’s pest control experts, our team is well-versed in the latest treatment techniques and has the knowledge and skill to treat any termite infestations quickly and effectively.
As a family owned and operated pest control company since 1964, we’re dedicated to serving you with honesty and quality, every time. If you have termites or think you might have them, act now and avoid thousands of dollars of damage. We are proud to provide free inspections and look forward to working with you to restore your home! Contact us today or call us at (888) MRCLEGG to schedule an appointment with our team.
What Are the Most Common Signs of Termites?
It can be tough to know whether or not you have termites since they are not often visible in your home. Hiding between your floors and walls, termites are sneaky critters! Common signs to look for if you suspect termite damage include tight fitting doors and windows, tunnels in wood (this can be in trim or wood outside your house), hollow sounding wood, or a quiet clicking sound inside your walls. You can also look for discolored drywall, peeling paint, or mud tubes and other termite baseboard damage. Have you seen flying termites after it rains? This is a sure sign they are carving out a residence in your home.
When is Termite Season?
If you’ve heard that there is a season for termites, we’re sad to say these bugs are active all year long. However, they do tend to be more active from March to November, so be on the lookout in the spring and summer for termite-related damages. While they are less likely to be active in the winter months, don’t let that stop you from contacting us if you suspect your home or business may have termites. Remember, we offer free inspections!
How Did Termites Get in My Home?
Subterranean termites live underground, so they will find entry spots in door frames, deck posts, or porch steps. If your home sits on a concrete slab, you’re not out of the woods yet; these guys can use the holes in concrete blocks to travel through your foundation. Drywood termites will enter in crevices in wood, and they can enter at any level. Termites can squeeze through an opening that measures as small at 1/32nd of an inch thick, so it pays to make sure your home is protected.
How Can I Prevent Termites?
Do you store wood near your home? See if you can relocated your lumber away from the house, in a corner of the yard. If there are any moisture issues with your home or business, be sure to correct them, along with any drainage problems. Moisture around your foundation will create a ripe environment for termites to make their home. Our moisture control team can help make sure this does not become a more serious issue and help prevent infestation. In addition, be sure to trim any tree limbs or overgrown bushes near your property as well. You can also take preventative measures by scheduling a yearly termite inspection.
Trust Clegg’s Pest Control for Your Termite Problems
Whether you have seen evidence of termites or simply want to have an inspection, our team is here to make sure your home or business stays termite-free. Our team has decades of experience and has been serving Asheville for years. Let one of our experienced technicians create a custom treatment plan for you and keep your home or business safe from termite damage! Call us at (888) MRCLEGG or contact us below to get started.