How to Get Rid of Termites in Your Home & Commercial Units?
As the weather gets warmer & temperature starts increasing in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Swarming termites appear in warm and moist places like homes with garden views, palm fields, or commercial buildings & establishments that have loveable environments to live for those types of pets.
Not only it will cause severe and costly damage to commercial and residential properties, spreading of termites can thread the reputation of any business as it might be labeled as an unhealthy place to deal with.
Our pest control experts at Fivemoons are here to give you a full guide to termites and how to control or eliminate them effectively.
What are termites?
Termites are worm-like insects with wings & legs. They are considered to be one of the most destructive pests in the world. why? Because they feed on wood and other materials that contain cellulose such as plants, leaves, fungi, papers, cartons, and manure of animals that feed on plants.
Termites are similar to ants in their shapes & characteristics of spread and coexistence, such as digging tunnels, walking in swarms, and living in colonies.
As Spring approaches and the weather gets warmer, termites become more active causing severe damage to the home and properties, as they start feeding on wood materials and anything that can provide them with cellulose such as wallpapers, books, and papers, and destroying plants in your garden.
Termites are threatening not only homes but also businesses & industries that have such an attractive environment for these destructive pests like the hospitality and furniture industry.
Types of termites:
There are many types of termites around the world, differing in size and shape, but they are united in their love for wood. Below are the most common types out there
It’s a type of termite that feeds on dry wood that contains medium humidity and lives above the ground and threatens homes, and residential areas.
They are species that infest wood with high moisture. They can be found in old places that contain old moist wood.
This termite species lives underground in colonies or near moist areas aboveground such as soil, forests, and gardens.
Signs of a Termite Infestation
– Hearing the sound of hollowing wood when knocking on it.
– Small pellets collect on the wood and walls of the house, and they are termite excrement.
– Tiny holes under Paint or Wallpaper
– Mud tubes along the side of the building, were created by termites to facilitate movement and reach areas with exposed wood.
– Peeling paint that resembles water damage.
– Finding dead parts of the insect or falling wings in the corners of the house or doors.
– Erosion of parquet floors and the appearance of sawdust in the corners of the house.
– Wood damage, in general, can be evidence of the presence of termite colonies.
How to permanently get rid of termites?
Getting rid of termites is not an easy task, because of the difficulty of discovering their locations and colonies underground. Common manual methods such as the use of pesticides or applying termite-killing products & chemicals in your place do not guarantee that you will completely get rid of this pest, plus it can put your health at risk.
If you believe that termites attacked your home, or your place of business, it is preferable to reach out to professional pest control companies that are specialized in detecting and eliminating termite colonies using highly efficient and safe insecticides that are approved by the World Health Organization.
FiveMoons company is specialized in pest control & termite management services in Riyadh, Dammam, Khobar, Dhahran, Qatif, Jubail, Saihat, Ras Tanura, Jeddah, Al-Ahsa, and all over the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
With more than 29 years of experience in comprehensive cleaning services, we provide effective pest management programs using the latest termite detection & eliminating technologies that help control the spread of swarms and prevent their return for many years. We also use plant-friendly chemicals to treat your garden and ensure that plants are not harmed by pests.
Follow this link to book your appointment now with one of our pest control experts or call us on 920002194