Termites are obnoxious pests, but since they stay largely out of sight, you might not notice their presence in your home until they’ve already inflicted expensive property damage. These pests can silently chew through your home’s walls or foundation, weakening the structure and forcing you to make extensive repairs.
Fortunately, there’s an easy way to protect your home from termite damage. Contact Chem-Wise Ecological Pest Management for effective, safe, and experienced termite control. We help property owners in the entire Chicagoland, IL area
What Do Termites Look Like?
There are many different types of termites, including subterranean termites and drywood termites, but all termites are around a quarter of an inch long (or half an inch at most). Some termites have wings that look similar to minuscule fish scales.
Termites can swarm in the early spring, and they live in large colonies. As a colony grows, its members need something to feed on. They start to build long tunnel systems through your home’s wood, undermining its structural integrity.
Do You Have Termites?
Since termites work quietly and stay hidden in your walls, it might be hard to identify a termite infestation. If you’re worried you need termite removal, look for the following signs:
- Mud tubes, or tunnels made of mud that termites build to stay safe from predators, on the outside of your home
- Signs of termites, like small wings shed by termites around your home’s exterior or small termite droppings
Because termites are so small, these signs are incredibly hard to find. If you recently moved into a new home or haven’t had a termite inspection in a while, it’s time to schedule one. Our team can go over your property and look for these difficult-to-spot signs, and then we can recommend the right course of action.
How Can Chem-Wise Help?
After we perform a thorough termite inspection, we’ll remove the pest and make recommendations to keep termites out in the future. Our termite management services are safe for you and the environment—we work under the direction of an environmental biologists who ensures our techniques are thorough, effective, and eco-friendly.
We work with clients across the Chicago, IL area, including Aurora, IL; Rolling Meadows, IL; Berwyn, IL; and other locations in Chicagoland, IL. Reach out to us today at the location nearest you!