Worried about termite damage in Wilmington? We understand! Termites are an insect that loves being in a warm and climate as much as Wilmington residents love trips to Masonboro Island. You can imagine why they would be attracted to the coastal area on North Carolina, and specifically New Hanover County! When it comes to termites, contact your local Clegg’s Pest Control heroes and let us put our experience to work protecting your home. Termites cause millions of dollars’ worth of damage a year to American homes. Don’t let your home or business be part of that number! Let our Clegg’s Pest Control pros get to work immediately. A team of our experienced technicians will be at your property as soon as possible for a free inspection, and we’ll recommend appropriate termite treatment. Call us at (888) MRCLEGG or contact us above to speak to our team today!
Can termites survive underwater?
Yes; termites can survive underwater, but not forever. Termites instinctually find higher ground when they are at risk of being submerged in water. They run to places like hills, buildings and trees to escape rising water levels. When no high ground is available, they enter a vegetative state that allows them to conserve oxygen by severely limiting movement. Unfortunately for Wilmington home and business owners, recent rain or storms will not kill the termites that call New Hanover County home.
Where do termites like to live?
Termites are basically the opposite of Wilmington natives. Instead of warm and sunny places, they prefer to live in dark and cold places. Subterranean termites live underneath ground level and typically enter houses through the foundation or the ground level points of contact. Drywood termites are on the constant search for a wooden home from dead tree to wood pile, they often stop by people’s homes along the way to say hello and enjoy a meal in your walls or baseboards.
Why do termites follow ink?
Termites, an insect that cannot see or hear anything, use a secreted pheromone to communicate with the colony about their whereabouts. They drop the pheromone along the path of their search for food. The termite is essentially leaving a “crumb trail” of chemicals for other termites to follow in pursuit of wood to swarm. It just so happens that this same pheromone is contained in pen ink. For this reason, termites will follow an ink path drawn by a pen onto paper, thinking it is a trail left by another termite!
Wilmington relies on Clegg’s Pest Control for professional termite extermination!
If you believe that your home may be or definitely is in danger of being compromised by termites, give Clegg’s a call immediately! There is a reason that residents of Wilmington have relied on our Clegg’s team to rid their homes of termites for over 50 years. Our professional technicians have the capabilities to ensure that termites and other pests are eliminated from your home for good! Call us at (888) MRCLEGG and let us put that experience to work for you today.