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Termites can cause hundreds or thousands of dollars in damage to your home, depending on how big the infestation is and how long they’ve been active. To save money and keep your family safe, try to prevent termites from taking hold in the first place. For starters, identify and fix all water leaks in your home. Moisture will attract termites to your home, so eliminate water sources inside and out. Remove brush or heavy growth from around your home, as these areas can serve as access points for termites. Likewise, firewood should be stores at least 20 feet away from you home.
These are just some of the ways to prevent termites from infesting your home. For more prevention tips, contact Burns Termite Control. Located in Phoenix, we provide termite extermination services throughout Arizona. Contact us today for a termite inspection, or call (602) 281-4094 to learn more about our termite control services.
Last updated 9 days ago
Termite damage is like fine wine—the longer you wait, the more expensive it becomes. To save yourself hundreds or even thousands of dollars, contact a termite control company at the first sign of termite activity in your home. Sometimes spotting termite activity is easier said than done, especially if you are unfamiliar with the signs. To make sure you know what you are looking for, watch this short video clip. In it, you will learn how to spot signs of termite damage and where to look around your home.
When you find termites in your home, call Burns Termite Control. Our termite exterminators can inspect your home for termites and make sure that they don’t cause any more damage. Visit our website to learn more about our termite control services in Phoenix, or call us at (602) 281-4094 to set up a termite inspection today.
Last updated 16 days ago
Next to cockroaches, termites are one of the oldest and most successful insects on the planet. But unlike roaches, termites are known to cause billions of dollars in structural damage each year. Arizona is home to a variety of termite species, each of which has the potential to cause extensive damage to your home or business. Below is a closer look at some of the most common types of termites in Arizona, and how a termite control company can help protect your home or business from these destructive pests.
Desert Subterranean Termites
These termites are almost exclusive to the Gila deserts of Southern Arizona and California. Virtually every city in Arizona is at a high risk of desert subterranean termite populations. Although these species typically live in desert plants, they can easily gain access to your home or business and cause structural damage.
Arid-Land Subterranean Termites
The desert subterranean termite may be exclusive to Arizona, but the arid-land subterranean termite is by far the most common and destructive termite in the state. Arid-land subterranean termites can be found in low-land desert cities like Phoenix and Tucson and in high-elevation cities like Flagstaff, Kingman, and Prescott.
Western Drywood Termites
The Western drywood termite accounts for most of the drywood termite damage in Arizona. Western drywood termite colonies can contain up to 2,000 termites, and multiple colonies can be present in a home or business. With such large numbers, Western drywood termites can cause extensive structural damage in a relatively short period of time.
No matter what type of termite is found in your home or business, the termite control specialists here at Burns Termite Control can protect your structure from the effects of these destructive insects. To learn about our termite removal services in Phoenix and throughout the state, visit our website or call us at (602) 281-4094.
Last updated 23 days ago
Termites need food, moisture, and warmth to survive. Unfortunately, they can find all three inside your home. Wood materials in and around your home, from the basement to the attic, can provide the ideal food source for these wood-destroying insects. A termite control company can help eliminate these pests from your home for good, but you may not know about their presence until it’s too late. To help protect your home, here are a few of the termite hot spots around your home that you should inspect on a regular basis.
Wood-to-Ground Contact Points
Many termite infestations start at points around your home where wood structure meet the ground. Examples of wood-to-ground contact points include patios, decks, gazebos, and even lawn furniture. Check these points often for signs of termite activity.
Wood Chips and Mulch
Wood chips and mulch provide food and moisture for termites, which can attract them to your home. Once termites find food and moisture, they will search for warmth inside. Look for termites in your wood chips and mulch, and contact a termite removal expert at the first sign of live termites.
If your foundation isn’t sloped away from your home, moisture can collect and attract termites to your home. Foundation cracks then provide entry points for termites. Look around your foundation for mud tubes and discarded wings, two of the most telling signs of termite activity.
Interior and Exterior Walls
Unless you are diligent about inspecting your home for termites, you may miss the early signs of an intrusion. Even if you don’t see signs of termite activity around your home, check the walls for mud tubes and hollow spots, two indications that termites are living inside your home.
If you spot termites around your home, contact Burns Termite Control as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more damage these insects can cause. We offer residential and commercial termite control services in Phoenix and throughout the state. To schedule termite removal, contact us online or call (602) 281-4094 today.
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Termites go through several life stages until they reach maturity. Each colony contains a special balance of worker, soldier, and reproductive termites. To make sure the colony has the proper number of termites fulfilling each role, the queen termite produces pheromones to control the development of immature termites. The life cycle of a termite is quite fascinating, but not when the colony is nestles behind your walls. Contact a termite control professional at the first sign of a termite problem to prevent the colony from growing any larger. The life cycle of a termite is as follows:
Hatching and Molting
After a termite egg hatches, the growth process begins with a process called molting. The termite first develops a soft exoskeleton under its hard exoskeleton. Once the termite reaches maturity, its outermost skeleton splits open and the new exoskeleton enlarges and hardens. This molting process continues throughout a termite’s life cycle.
Subterranean termites develop into workers, soldiers, primary reproductives, and secondary reproductives based on the needs of the colony. Drywood termites, on the other hand, do not have a true worker class. The responsibilities of worker termites, which include duties like caring for eggs and feeding soldiers and reproductives, are handled by the nypmhs.
Once reproductive termites become fully mature, they develop winds and functioning eyes. Their bodies also become harder and darker to help them withstand exposure to light and less humid air outside of the colony. When whether conditions are right, these termites will leave the nest in a swarm in search of suitable locations for additional colonies.
No matter which cycle the termites in your home are at, call Burns Termite Control at the first sign of termite activity. The longer you wait, the more damage termites can cause. For fast and dependable termite service in Phoenix, call Burns Termite Control at (602) 281-4094.