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Termite Control in Lake Gaston

Say Goodbye to Termites in Southside Virginia & Northern North Carolina

Termites cause billions of dollars in damage every year in the United States. Protecting your home can be critical to preventing large-scale repairs. Our trained technicians can identify and block termite infestations with our pest control plans. Commonwealth Exterminators have in-depth local knowledge because we’ve removed pests from our community for over 40 years. Our multi-generational family-owned and operated business is committed to providing quality pest control so you can stay protected from pests throughout the year.

Don’t wait for termites to cause costly damage. Contact our team at (434) 848-9800 when you experience the early signs of termite infestation!

How to Identify Lake Gaston Termites

Termites are active year round, but Spring is usually when homeowners will notice signs that termites may be active in or around their home.

Don't let termites intrude on your spring fever – watch out for these symptoms:

  • Termite Swarmers outside or inside your home
  • Stuck windows or doors
  • Damage or pinholes under paint or wallpaper
  • Mud tubes on the side of your home
  • Termite droppings
  • Discarded wings

Signs of Termites Near Lake Gaston:

Early signs of destruction to your home include stuck windows or doors. Wood in these areas is easy to get to, and the frames can begin to warp as termites eat through the wood. This damage can look like tunnels or tiny pinholes underneath the paint, wallpaper, or wood paneling on your walls. Bubbling paint, discolored wallpaper, and buckling wood are also possible symptoms of termite tunnels. 

Termites create mud tubes outside your home to help them safely travel between their colony and food. These look like narrow veins along the sides of your home and often run from the ground to an area of exposed wood. If you find a tube, break off a piece to check for live termites. You may not see any at first, but you should come back to see if the tube has been repaired.

Frass or termite droppings are pellet-shaped and appear like wood shavings. Eastern Subterranean termites are very common found in Virginia & Northern North Carolina, and cause significant damage in a short period of time. Termite swarmers are responsible for reproduction and have two pairs of large wings. When they find a mate, it sheds its wings. These pests are attracted to light so that you may discover discarded wings near windowsills or doors. Trust Commonwealth Exterminators for expert termite control in Southside Virginia and Lake Gaston if you notice these common signs.

Let our professionals provide expert Lake Gaston termite control! Contact us today at (434) 848-9800 to schedule a free estimate.

How to Protect Your Home Against Termites

Termites are a persistent threat to homes and structures, causing billions of dollars in damage each year. At Commonwealth Exterminators, our team of professionals understands the importance of protecting your property from these silent destroyers.

 Here are some effective strategies to safeguard your home against termite infestations:

  • Regular Inspections: Schedule routine inspections by certified pest control professionals. Our experts at Commonwealth Exterminators can thoroughly inspect your property for signs of termite activity, such as mud tubes, discarded wings, or wood damage. Detecting termites early is key to preventing extensive damage. 
  • Eliminate Moisture: Termites thrive in moist environments. Reduce moisture around your home by fixing leaky pipes, ensuring proper drainage away from the foundation, and ventilating crawl spaces. Addressing moisture issues can make your property less attractive to termites. 
  • Maintain Your Yard: Keep shrubs, trees, and other vegetation trimmed and away from the exterior of your home. Dense foliage can provide convenient pathways for termites to access your property. Additionally, remove dead wood and debris from your yard, as they can serve as termite food sources.  
  • Seal Cracks and Openings: Seal any cracks, gaps, or openings in your home's foundation, walls, and roof. Termites can squeeze through tiny openings, so it's essential to seal potential entry points to prevent infestations. Our team can help identify and seal vulnerable areas effectively. 
  • Install Sentricon Termite Elimination System: This is a proactive measure to prevent termites from infesting and damaging your home. This proactive approach not only safeguards your home but also provides peace of mind, knowing that your property is protected against potential termite infestations. 
  • Regular Maintenance: Keep up with regular maintenance tasks to ensure your home remains termite-free. This includes promptly repairing any plumbing leaks, replacing damaged wood, and monitoring for signs of termite activity. Consistent upkeep can help prevent infestations and minimize potential damage. 

By implementing these proactive measures, you can significantly reduce the risk of termite infestations and protect your home. At Commonwealth Exterminators, we offer pest control plans that help our team treat your home all year to prevent pest infestations. 

Our plans are customized to your home and local weather, so our visits are uniquely timed for your property’s specific needs. LEARN MORE  about our Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination Systems treatments!

Don’t wait for termites to cause costly damage. Contact our team at (434) 848-9800 when you experience the early signs of termite infestation!

Termite Infestation

Termites vs. Ants

While termites and ants are both common household pests, treating an infestation requires a different approach. This is why it’s important for our team to identify what kind of pest you have before we get to work. 

First, we’ll take a look at the insect itself. Termites have straight antennae and wide bodies, while ants’ antennae are bent and they have narrower, pinched bodies. Winged termites also have wings that are equal in length, where a flying ant’s wings will be uneven. Ants also tend to be darker in color, from dark red to black, while termites are translucent light brown, yellow-ish, or even white.  

We’ll then look at any structural damage these pests have caused. Termites eat wood, where ants do not. While the carpenter ant will burrow through wood to make its nest, they do not actually eat through it. Thus, leftover sawdust, wood pellets, and pulpy residue are most likely signs of a termite infestation. Ants, on the other hand, are scavengers, attracted to leftover food particles, especially around trash cans or improperly stored pet food. You will often see lines of ants gathered in these places where termites prefer being secluded in your walls, trees, wood piles, or other wooden structures. 

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