Termites Be Gone: Proven Techniques For Successful Termite Control In Longview

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Termites are problematic pests when they move onto your property. Termite control in Longview provided by Gecko Pest Control is essential for defeating these destructive, wood-loving insects.

You're Not Likely To See A Termite: How To Identify Signs Of Activity

Termites are challenging pests to deal with, especially because you are unlikely to notice an infestation is taking place on your property until it is too late and serious issues are occurring. It’s important to look out for signs of termites moving onto your property so you can be proactive about removing infestations of this pest and protecting the wooden structures of your home or business.

Major indicators that you have a termite problem include:

  • Frass, which looks like wood shavings, gathered in piles around baseboards, windowsills, or other wooden items

  • Rusting and clicking sounds coming from inside walls

  • Galleries carved into furniture or mud tubes crossing exterior and interior areas

  • Floors and ceilings that start to dip and sink, or paint that bubbles and peels on walls

  • Wood that appears water-damaged, or wood that breaks away easily at a touch

  • Tight-fitting or stuck doors and windows

  • Flying termites, also known as swarmers, seen around your property

Seeing one or more of these indicators means that it’s time to contact Gecko Pest Control about professional termite control.

Understanding The Termite Threat: What You Need To Know

Termites are some of the most destructive insects out there, and these pests will infiltrate the wood of your property without you even knowing. Over time, a termite infestation will spread as these pests constantly chew away at wood and hollow it out. Serious risks associated with termite infestations include costly property damage and the risk of structural collapse once termites have chewed through all of the structural supports of your property.

The faster a termite problem is addressed and removed, the less cost you will have with repairs and the less risk of structural damage.

Professional Termite Extermination: Know When To Call In The Experts

While DIY termite control products might seem like a good idea at first, these methods are often much less than effective at totally controlling a termite infestation and removing this problem from your property. It takes professional termite exterminators to know how to remove the root source of your termite problem and totally eradicate all traces of these pests on your property.

The moment you suspect termites are invading your property and causing problems, you should contact Gecko Pest Control. Our technicians will listen to your concerns and work with you to develop effective, reliable treatment plans that ensure termites are controlled in the long term on your Longview property.

Protecting Your Property: Effective Termite Prevention Methods

In addition to professional termite removal, you can implement the following effective termite prevention tips to deter problems from occurring again in the future.

One of the most effective ways of deterring termites from entering your property is reducing soil-to-wood contact around your structure’s foundation. This is done by placing a stone barrier between your foundation and any garden space, making it more difficult for termites to cross from outdoor areas to indoor areas.

Reducing moist and damp conditions also greatly helps to deter termites, as this prevents wood from becoming wet or damaged, making it unfavorable to most termites. Termites also generally thrive with lots of moisture and dampness, so removing this factor makes your property less attractive.

Make sure you seal any potential termite entry points around your property such as the gaps near windows, doors, and around your property’s foundation to termite-proof interior areas. 

Contact Gecko Pest Control today for more prevention advice or removal assistance.

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