How To Keep Your Home Safe From Termites In Mississippi

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termites on a piece of wood in a mississippi home

When was the last time you gave your home a good once over? When was the last time you really looked at your home from top to bottom? There are probably many areas you haven’t looked at in a while; this could be bad if your home has termites. These wood-destroying pests eat through your home's woodwork and cause extensive damage.

Here are some things to consider today to help you keep your home safe from a termite infestation in Mississippi. If you are more interested in professional options to deal with wood-destroying pests, call our team at Havard Pest Control. Learn about termite pest control in Mississippi and find out if our services are right for you.

Do Termites Fly?

Some insects should not fly. Termites seem like they should be one of those insects. Many types of termites cannot survive above ground for more than an hour without drying out and dying. Surprisingly enough, even these species fly. Once a year, termite colonies produce swarmers. These flying, reproductive members have wings and fly out looking for new areas to build nests and harvest cellulose. Species that dry out easily must work fast and are rarely active above ground for more than an hour. Call in a professional if you see long ants with longer, oval-shaped wings buzzing in or around your home. Our team can help you identify a current or potential future infestation fast.

Termite Warning Signs That Are Easy To Point Out

Seeing termite swarmers is not the only way to identify an infestation inside your home. When these pests invade buildings, they slowly leave signs of their presence behind. Some common early warning signs of termites include mud tubes crawling up your home’s foundation and wood damage on your property. After several months of damage, more apparent signs may start to present. Here are some long-term signs of termites you should know about:

  • Hollow sounding wood
  • Moisture spots on walls, floors, and ceilings
  • Sagging drywall
  • Bubbling paint or wallpaper
  • Overly squeaky floors
  • Hard-to-open doors and windows

If you see these signs inside your home, it means your home has had a termite infestation for a while. To ensure problems don’t worsen, get in touch with our team at Havard Pest Control. 

Did You Know That Termite Damage Is Avoidable?

As scary as termites sound, they aren’t difficult pests to control. A few great options are to protect your home against these wood-destroying insects year-round. The trick is bringing in a professional to implement treatment, which is the absolute best way to take care of your home. Consider talking to our team at Havard Pest Control to learn more about your options. Let us walk you through how our treatments will deal with a termite problem inside or around your home and prevent these pests every season.

Why Termite Control Is Worth Every Penny

The best way to deal with active termites in Mississippi is to bring in our team from Havard Pest Control. We deeply understand pest problems and offer quick solutions to eliminate and prevent local invasive species. All you have to do is schedule an appointment for your home and property. We will perform a thorough inspection for wood-destroying insects, give you a detailed report, and recommend the next course of action to best handle your situation.

Call now to learn more about our termite control and schedule your Mississippi home for a visit.