The Reality of Termites: Why They Are a Dangerous Pest to Keep Around

Termites are no strangers to homes, and they can be very dangerous if they are left alone. They feast on wood, which incidentally is what homes are made of. Leaving termites unattended can lead to severe structural damage to your home, but how do you get rid of a small insect in giant numbers? That is where we come in. We have services that rid drywood, subterranean, and arboreal termites from your property. Here at Oliver Exterminating, we recognize the dangers of termites in your home, and we provide only the best pest control to remove them.

How Do Termites Find My Home?

Termites are social insects that travel in groups to find wood and new places that they can call home. Much like bee colonies, the workers are responsible for feeding the rest of the group, which means they are responsible for finding a new place that has ample amounts of wood to feed on. This brings them to a house like yours. A wooden house is just filled with food for termites, and it can cause a lot of structural damage if it is not handled immediately.

What Are the First Signs of Termites?

These insects are small and, since they are often hidden in wood, may be hard to spot physically. However, they do leave marks of their presence. Early signs of termites include holes in the wall and ceiling, cracks, their droppings, the termites themselves, or “mud tubes” which are tunnels that they create in the structures to get to food. If you notice any of these signs, you should call a pest control expert immediately.

How Can I Get Rid of Them?

There are some methods you can try on your own to get rid of termites, but the most effective is to hire a professional. When it comes to your home, you don’t want to run the risk of your methods resulting in the loss of property, additional damage, or the need to evacuate your house. With Oliver Exterminating, you are getting nothing but the best in terms of pest control in Puerto Rico. Oftentimes, the only way to truly get rid of termites is to fumigate.

Hiring a Pest Control Expert for the Dangers of Termites

We are the largest and most experienced tent fumigation company in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. We use Vikane gas, which has proven to be the most effective to control drywood termites. What makes this gas so special is that it can get into the wood to attack the termites that are crawling within it. This is why it is the best gas around, and we make sure we have equipment to service any home, no matter how big or small.

We are pest control experts that have the means to manage all of your exterminating needs. Whether it’s rodents, roaches, ants, bed bugs, or termites, we have you covered. We have comprehensive services for any pest that may be lurking around your home.

If you need pest control services or want to learn more about the dangers of termites, contact us.