You have by now, no doubt, heard all the warnings about termite damages here in the Northeast and all across the U.S. At first, many people are tempted to take the attitude that this problem is someone else’s. “Surely it would never happen to me; termites would never choose my home” they think. That is, until it does happen to you AND they do choose your home! That’s when all that regret kicks in. You know – the “Why didn’t I take this seriously while there was still time?” - And the “How can I possibly pay for all these damages?” – Or the “What am I going to do?”
Save yourself all that stress and regret by heeding the warning from the experts. Believe me, the cost of a year-round pest protection plan that includes termite monitoring far outweighs the costs associated with repairing damages done; a cost, by the way, that is typically not covered by homeowners policies.
So the first step in taking this threat seriously is to learn the signs of termites and to spend some time periodically checking for these signs. Termites leave very subtle signs that are often overlooked and are sometimes difficult for the untrained eye to spot. They include:
Piles of wings or dead termites near windows, tubs, or sinks.
Mud tubes along your foundation. These pencil width tubes are the highways that termites use to travel from their nests in the ground to the studs in your walls.
Swarms of ‘flying ants’ in spring, especially after a rain. These may actually be termite reproductives.
“Flying ants’ around stumps and other moist wood sources after a rain.
Wood that appears crushed, sounds hollow, or looks blistered - especially in the basement.
If you notice any of these signs in and around your Pittsburgh home, be sure to give Witt Pest Management a call. Our highly trained professionals are experienced and able to deal with termites whenever and wherever they strike.
But, you know the old saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!” That surely is true when it comes to termite control. When you partner with Witt Pest Management that ‘ounce’ of prevention goes a very long way. Our certified operators of the Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System can discreetly monitor for termites and help to keep them from gaining access to your home. No digging, no trenching, and no harmful pesticides used – well the bait is obviously harmful to termites! But this bait will not harm pets, people, groundwater, or the environment.
Whether you notice signs or not, you can be sure that your home is protected from the damages and stress that termites cause when you partner with us and the Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System.