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How To Get Rid Of Termites: A Comprehensive Guide For Birmingham Homeowners

termites in wood

You do not have to be an expert to understand that termites are a big problem. If you know anything about these pests, you know that they are a direct threat to the condition of wood inside local homes. If these bugs find a way to get past your exterior walls, they will cost you money. We would like to help you save money instead.

Here are some things you should know about the termites in Birmingham and what options you have to get and keep them out of your home. Contact our team at EnviroCare Lawn and Pest Services if you know these destructive insects are indoors and want them out fast. We will share with you some of our options for termite control in Birmingham and find a service that will best work for you.

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

Termites are not the type of pest to actively crawl around on your kitchen floor. They are much more likely to stay hidden deep inside your walls and under your floors. This makes them difficult to identify. If you would like to assess your home for a potential termite infestation, here are some signs of termites to look for.

  • Moisture spots on walls

  • Visible termite damage under your home

  • Pin-sized holes

  • Mud tubes

  • Flying termites (swarmers)

  • Hard to open windows

  • Bubbling wallpaper or paint

  • Squeaky floorboards

For additional help identifying these pests indoors, talk with our team about our inspection services. 

Devastating Effects: Understanding The Potential Damage Of Termites

Termites in Birmingham are by far the most destructive local pests. The good news is that the problems they cause do not happen quickly. It takes months, if not years, for serious damage to occur.

Keeping this in mind, most homeowners do not identify infestations of these pests until they have already damaged large sections of floors, walls, ceilings, and beams. As you might assume, termite damage can cost a lot to repair. The average cost of repair is between a few hundred dollars and a few thousand. We would like to help you avoid this unnecessary expense. 

Prevention Is Key: How To Remove Factors That Attract Termites

If you do not want to dish out a few thousand dollars to repair your home, your best option is to prevent termites early. Here are some tips and tricks our experts recommend to keep these bugs at bay.

  • Repair and replace wood inside your home that is water-damaged or rotting.

  • Remove sticks, leaves, and other organic clutter from your property.

  • Make sure there are no leaky piping or fixtures inside your home.

  • Repair damage to your gutters and make sure they are working properly.

  • Use a dehumidifier indoors.

To absolutely make sure that termites stay off your property, talk with our team about our year-round service offerings. 

Professional Termite Extermination: Know When To Call In The Experts

There is never a bad time to invest in professional termite control in Birmingham. If you want these pests to stay out of your home and away from your outbuildings, we have what you need at EnviroCare Lawn and Pest Services.

Let us start with a thorough inspection of your home and property. We will find out if you are dealing with an existing infestation and offer treatments to get rid of these pests. We will also recommend long-term service options to make sure termites cannot get indoors in the future. Call EnviroCare Lawn and Pest Services to learn more or to make a termite control appointment for your Birmingham home.