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Wood Destroying Insects, or WDI's, may be small, but the destruction they cause can be enormous. The most common type of WDI, of course, is the termite. Termites can infest any type of structure and wreak absolute havoc. It takes a specialized team of termite control exterminators to remedy this serious problem.
At Killo Exterminating Co., Inc., we have that specialization, and all of our employees are knowledgeable and experienced in dealing with termite control. It is important to have a plan – that’s where we come in. Our competitors may want to rush you into a treatment, but our team will carefully consider what should or should not be done. We’re happy to educate our customers on effective treatment plans and have been helping Charlotte area residents and business owners to protect their largest assets from destructive termites for years.
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The "Silent Destroyer"
The termite, also known as the “silent destroyer” can do thousands of dollars of damage to your home before you are even made aware of it. Termites feed on the cellulose found in wood that is used in furniture, shelving and the foundation in homes. They are quiet and they are small, which means early detection of their presence is not usually the case. Those who do notice these pests are likely to mistake them for ants or houseflies.
If you suspect your home is infested with termites, you can test the wood alongside your windowsills, baseboards and walls by tapping it with the handle on a screwdriver to check for a hollow sound. Wood that sounds hollow is likely damaged and may in fact be the result of termites.
Warning Signs of Termite Infestation
If you think your home may be infested with termites, check for the following:
Mud Tubes:A mud tube is made up of wood and soil and is about the same width as a straw. Termites build these tubes for protection from dry environments as well as their predators. You may find mud tubes around pipes, baseboards, chimneys, underneath flooring and along cracks in walls.
Dead Insects:Inspect your heating vents, doors, bathtubs, sinks and windowsills for insects that have died or whose wings may have fallen off; these are most likely termites. Swarming termites are drawn to the light and will usually be found in these places. Worker termites on the contrary soar fast when light is present as they move to escape it.
You should have your home pretreated for termites if you are living in Charlotte, NC or a surrounding area where termites prove to be especially problematic.
We offer several types of services for WDI's, including inspections, insect information reports, treatment of existing structures, and treatment of structures under construction. We can also install automatic ventilators and vapor barriers to help address wooden understructures that are excessively wet.
The Killo Exterminating staff is very knowledgeable and friendly and will walk you through the entire process, explaining everything along the way so you can be informed and educated about termite control. Termites are a problem in North Carolina, so it’s important to watch for warning signs like damaged wood, mud-like material, and insects that look like flying ants.
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