Termites in Jasper, Georgia and surrounding areas are similar to most other areas in the southern United States. They can remain undetected for long periods of time. This allows them to do serious damage without being discovered.
Being a natural component of the soil’s surface ecosystem, subterranean termites occur in nearly every region of the United States. Being most abundant in the southeast, any yard will likely have a resident population of subterranean termites. Common places they like to feed are wooden fence posts, garden stakes, railroad or landscape ties, tree stumps, fallen limbs, or firewood; in short, nearly anything that contains cellulose (wood and wood products).
So, you probably do have termites on your property; however, structural infestations are not necessarily inevitable. A home’s susceptibility to termite infestation is dependent upon many things including construction type, home maintenance, landscaping, and conditions in and around the structure that favor the activity, growth, and survival of local termite populations.
As a property owner, there are three common signs of termite infestation you are most likely to encounter.
- The sudden appearance of winged termites emerging from a structure, also known as a termite swarm.
- Termite infested wood or wood products.
- The presence of termite shelter tubes on or within buildings or other structural elements, especially wood.
If you suspect that you have a termite infestation in your home or on your property, you should call your pest management professional right away and ask them to come take a look. If you do have a structural termite infestation, you want to get rid of them as soon as possible in order to prevent serious damage to your home.
If you think you have a problem with termites. . . or any other pest. . . or simply have a question. . . call Faith Pest Control at 770-823-9202. We’ll be happy to speak with you any time.
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