Termite Pest Control & Extermination Services Utah
Legacy provides Termite pest control in Utah. Understanding how, and why, a termite may find his or herself in your home is essential in order to prevent an infestation. The two main termites to look out for are Subterranean Termites and Drywood Termites, and unless exterminated they can live up to 2 years (with the Queen potentially surviving over a decade). In order to take the proper steps to protect your home, you must know the differences and behaviors of each breed. Our knowledgeable and skilled team will fix your issue by taking some effective treatments with the least amount of impact on the environment, the insecticide used for termite pest control is safe for both kids and pets.
Termites have an important job on Earth in a forest because they turn dead wood back into soil. Unfortunately, unless you would like your building eaten to the ground, it’s best to keep your home dry and away from termites.
Drywood Termites Pest Control Utah
Drywood termites have the ability to fly up to 50 feet with a gentle wind, or 15-20 feet with no wind at all. They will typically arrive due to an infested structured nearby; whether it be a nearby tree or fence, or even your neighbors’ nearby home, unfortunately chances of them making it to your home are high. It is a good idea to get in contact with any and all of your neighbors who are within a 50-foot radius and have them get their home checked out as well.
Subterranean Termites Pest Control Utah
Subterranean termites come from the soil into your home, they can live anywhere from 5 to 10 feet down and tend to infest any home in a 50-foot radius. One of the most common ways these termites will make it in your home is through wood-to-ground contact, such as door frames, decks, and porch steps. They are also known to enter homes through cracks in the foundation and in brick mortar. Because these termites require soil to survive, they will build mud tubes in your home to use as a tunnel to get to the wood that is known as their food. If you have seen termites flying, mud tubes, or even think you may have a problem call Legacy Pest Control today.
In order to get rid of termites, knowing where to find them is crucial. Here are a few things to know about termites:
- Wet Wood: Termites have special enzymes, protozoa, and bacteria in their guts that allow them to digest Cellulose (organic fibrous material in wood and plants). Moisture is critical for their survival, so if you have plumbing problems, leaks in your roof or siding, etc it is essential to immediately address those concerns before it gets worse.
- Species: Some termite breeds even have the ability to fly, known as Swarmers. Swarms will occur when an established colony produces winged male and female termites in order to reproduce. After the mating flights, fertilized termites will shed their wings and go on to create new colonies.
- Colony: Termites live in a structured society ranging anywhere from a few thousand to several million depending on the species. They have a Queen who lays eggs, workers who do all of the hard labor, and immature termites with lighter duties.
Termites are dangerous insects. These termites can destroy your house foundations, furniture, shelves etc., Therefore, it is necessary to take the proper steps to protect your homes from termites and get rid of them. Our team will prevent this by taking some effective treatments with least impact on the environment.