The warm, damp climate and wooded environment of Georgia, and other southeastern states, are ideal for termites. In nature, termites perform a valuable service by reducing dead wood into mulch. In turn, that mulch feeds the forest. However, when termites begin to reduce the wood framing and siding of your house into mulch, that’s simply destructive.
Atlanta is home to three types of termites: the southeastern subterranean termite, Formosan termites, and drywood termites. Of the three, the southeastern subterranean and Formosan termites are the most common. Both of these species of termites live underground in colonies and burrow to the surface to feed on wood. That can also include your house.
A termite inspection in Atlanta can help to identify the type of termite infesting your home and properly treat it. Subterranean termite treatment in Atlanta involves planting termite baits and traps around the perimeter of your home. Using a termite bait system is very safe and won’t contaminate your yard, well, or groundwater. Also, the bait traps are inaccessible to children and pets.
Termites can spend years silently destroying your home. By the time you suspect you have an infestation, termites can cause thousands of dollars in damage. That’s why termite inspections in Atlanta are critical.
Termites do not differentiate between fallen branches in the forest and your house. To a termite, it’s all dead wood. That’s why you need to be alert for any sign of a termite infestation.
Contact Pestban Inc for a termite inspection in Atlanta.