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Everything You Should Know About Termite Control In Providence

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Termite control is one of those things people often neglect until they are faced with an infestation. The issue, though, is that these pests are known as "silent destroyers." Termites in the walls of your home leave very little evidence of their presence, at least until considerable damage is already done.

Encon offers expert termite pest control in Providence to help protect your home from these destructive pests. This blog post will explain our area's most common type of termites and the problems they cause. Read on to learn about termites and the safest and most effective way to eliminate them.

The Types Of Termites That Infest Providence Homes

The most common termite to infest Providence homes is the subterranean termite. These insects are creamy white to dark brown or black and about 1/8 of an inch long. Most of these termites are wingless, except for the reproductives who search for a new place to start a colony each spring. Seeing these winged reproductive termites may indicate an infestation.

These termites leave limited signs around, and you may completely miss them if you aren’t sure where to look. The longer these pests are inside your house, the more damage they can cause. If you suspect a termite infestation or haven’t had a termite inspection in a while, contact us today at Encon. 

Are Termites Harmful To Humans?

The only good news about a termite infestation versus other pests is that they don’t bite humans or spread disease. Outside of that, they are pretty much bad news. Subterranean termites can cause significant damage to the structure of your house over time and can be difficult to detect.

Here are some of the signs of termites in your home that can help you to catch a problem sooner:

  • Paint on the walls of your home that is bubbling or looks uneven 
  • Wood surfaces that appear darker in color
  • Blistered wood
  • Wood in your home that feels soft or sounds hollow
  • Discarded swarmer wings near doors or windows

To protect your house from the dangers of termites, work with a local termite company like Encon. We can help you to prevent termites and eliminate any infestation before the damage becomes too severe.

The Problem With Trying To Get Rid Of Termites By Yourself

Termites are not a pest that you should take lightly. An active termite infestation in your home can cause considerable damage over time, and they will not go away on their own. Understandably, many consumers think an over-the-counter product will save money, but in the long run, you may spend more.

It is difficult for homeowners to know when a termite problem is gone. These pests are nearly always in hard-to-reach areas of your home and stay out of sight. If the DIY product you use doesn’t eliminate all of the termites, especially the queen, the damage will continue while you think they are gone and the colony will grow back to its original size or even longer in no time.

A severe infestation that is not completely addressed can be incredibly expensive to repair. The only surefire way to eliminate a termite infestation in your Providence home is to work with a professional company such as Encon.

The Best Thing To Do If You Spot Signs Of Termite Damage

If you notice any of the signs of termites we have mentioned, it is time to contact termite specialists for your Providence property. Encon is here to help you eliminate your termite infestation and will ensure that the entire population is eradicated. Contact us today to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Providence.