Yakima Termite Control
Termites can almost completely destroy a wooden structure before their presence is even detected. In fact, more homes are destroyed in this country on an annual basis by termites than by flooding and fire combines. For this reason, property owners need to be proactive about termites and regularly inspect their homes for any sign of these wood-eating insects. Some simple things to look for are small tunnels made of mud near the foundation of your home and surfaces inside that appear to have suffered from water damage. Subterranean termites build mud tunnels outdoors to access their colonies, and indoor surfaces like ceilings and floors will sag as if they have been damaged by water if termites have infested the area.
However, many signs of termite infestations are not detected by homeowners, so it's important to have structures tested regularly if you want them to remain termite-free. Here at Prosite, our trained professionals can spot the presence of termite colonies before they cause severe damage to your residential or commercial property as well as advise you on effective preventative measures that can keep your property from becoming consumed by these insects.
Because we realize that it's important to home and business owners to leave a light carbon footprint by minimizing their use of harsh chemicals, one of our specialties at Prosite is green termite prevention. Physical controls are the most effective way of preventing termites from setting up shop and dining on your building. For instance, physical shields such as sand and metal barriers can help to keep termites at bay. Borates applied directly to the wood can prevent termite infestations of termite colonies before they can get a firm foothold by making it impossible for them to digest the wood. Because borates occur naturally in the environment as mineral salts, they do not cause ecological damage. Repellent liquid termiticides are another way that these insects can be discouraged from snacking on your home.
Don't wait until it's too late to check for termites -- protect your property by giving us a call today at Prosite for a free quote.