The Villages pest control and termites, indeed, today we’ll be taking a look at some evidence of termite activity. Since a picture is worth a thousand words let’s take a closer look at some!
Let’s take a walk into the garage. Hmm, what is that we see below the wooden baseboard trim?
Wow, this is a concern that requires further inspection. Let’s take another closer look.
As you can clearly see, we have a classic mud tube coming up through the joint and leading directly to the wood. You can also clearly see the damage caused by the termite’s feast. We’ve talked about this is other articles such as “A cause for termite control – concrete slabs” and also this diagram of termites enter from the outside of a foundation.
As our customers can all confirm, we at Meryl’s Termite and Pest Control have always made good use of moisture meters. The moisture meters are used and most effective by giving the most accurate reading in non-humid conditions in climate controlled areas. Take a look at the reading we got from the other side of the wall.
This is a moisture reading that is going through the roof (no pun intended) 10-15% is considered normal. This is well over 30%.
This is termite season and we’re at the height of it now. This is the time of the year when the most obvious signs of a termite infestation are present, namely reproductive swarmers. However, mud tubes and high moisture levels can be found throughout the entire year. This is why post construction treatments and yearly inspections are so important. Many who move from up north to central Florida are not aware of the severity of termites and the damage they can do.
Meryl’s Termite and Pest Control has been serving The Villages pest control area since 1991. Lady Lake, The Villages, and the surrounding areas have certainly grown a lot over the years and they continues to do so. Your home is your most important investment and we our goal is to protect it! That’s all for this time, stay tuned for more articles coming throughout 2015 and beyond as we hope to educate and bring to the attention the damage that termites and other pests can cause.