A building’s rich history doesn’t seem to matter to termites in Occoquan. Though we work hard to maintain our historic Occoquan buildings, our homes may be in real trouble. Be it timeless red brick or basic shingles, neither will keep out the termites.
Why Every Home is Vulnerable
Unless your walls are solid concrete, you have a wooden infrastructure that termites love. They can easily bypass walls, including brick, by going under the house and straight to the foundation. From cracks in the foundation they find a way to the wooden structure inside.
Occoquan Termites and Your Foundation
Occoquan is host to the Eastern subterranean termite, which needs moisture to survive. To find moisture, they stay underground most of the time. This is how they can so easily slip past your walls.
Since subterranean termites exploit underground weak spots, your Occoquan pest control and prevention will be determined by the type and condition of your foundation. For example, the best foundation for termite-prevention is a “poured concrete foundation”. This type is least prone to cracks, especially with the added strength of rebar. One of the weakest foundations is the simple slab foundation. It is more likely to crack than the others, giving termites easy access to your home’s interior.
By the time you see signs of termites, your infestation may be three years old. It is already past time to find Occoquan pest control. You might see small “mud tubes” against the foundation or brickwork; termites use these to get into the house. Unfortunately, these tubes may not be the first thing you notice. Another sure sign is the presence of “swarmers,” the termites sent out to find new areas to colonize. You may see them inside your home or find stray wings. Swarmers are a clear sign of an established colony inside your home’s structure.
Your Next Step
Call an Affordable Pest professional! If you begin to suspect a termite infestation, you can’t afford to wait too long. Our professional will know exactly how to locate and exterminate the termites in your house and foundation.