We are your go-to termite exterminators in Raleigh!
Having issues with termites? Looking for a termite exterminator in Raleigh? Luckily for you, Clegg’s Pest Control has quite a bit of experience dealing with these troublesome and destructive insects. After 50 years, our Clegg’s team remains on the cutting edge of pest control and termite extermination.
If you believe that termites in Raleigh are invading your home or business, don’t hesitate to reach out. Termites can be devastating, with the ability to cause thousands of dollars worth of damage to your property in a short period of time. If you do not know whether your building is prone to termites, take advantage of our FREE termite inspection today. If termites are present, one of our local pest control heroes will go over the options to rid your home of the pest including liquid termite applications or a bait alternative. We can also recommended preventative treatment to make sure your property is protected from future infestation. When it involves the safety and comfort of your family, you can never be too sure! Call our Clegg’s team at (888) MRCLEGG to schedule your inspection and let us get to work protecting your home or business today.
When is termite season in North Carolina?
Termites can remain active all year around, so there is not a specific time of year that homes are less vulnerable. However, termites are often most visible (through signs like droppings, shed wings, and swarming) during the warm and humid months. Typically in North Carolina this means from March until October. While termites will slow down during the colder months, they do not stop reproducing or feeding on wood.
What is the most common type of termite in NC?
The most common species of termite in North Carolina is the “Reticulitermes flavipes” or Eastern Subterranean Termite. The species thrives in a warm and moist environment that is typical of Raleigh and North Carolina. The Reticulitermes Flavipes species of termites also happens to be the most destructive, accounting for 80% of the $2.2 billion a year spent repairing termite damage. It is estimated that 1 in 5 homes in the eastern United States has been, or will be, attacked by the Eastern Subterranean Termite. This is partly because of how rapidly they reproduce; queens have the ability to lay between 5,000 and 10,000 eggs per day to add to an already large colony.
How do termites in NC get into your home?
One of the most common way that termites invite themselves into your home is through a point of wood to ground contact. Steps, decks, wooden posts, door frames are all possible entry point for subterranean termites to access a home. They have also been known to build mud tunnels that extend to an entry point several feet above ground. Termites only need a space of 1/32 of an inch to enter a structure. This is why it is important for older homes with deteriorating foundation to be regularly inspected.
We are your Termite Exterminator in Raleigh
Want to protect your home from termites or other pests like ants, roaches, and more? Speak with one of our experienced technicians about what Clegg’ Pest Control can do for you; call (888) MRCLEGG or request more information online. We hope you will trust us to serve your family!